7.25.2012

kal chat and a sneak peek!

wednesday already? as in knit along wednesday with luvinthemommyhood?? this day of the week always creeps up on me, because i always wish i had gotten more knitting done throughout the week for the kal. haha. anyone else feel guilty on wednesdays?

before i get into the sweater chat though, i've promised a sneak peek for ya... my market knitting has been on fire!


i'm loving all of the colours... but now that i've got your attention...


truth be told though, i tend to feel guilty for no reason.. i'm just hard on myself. ha. but it's a good incentive to keep those needles clicking away, with the promise of a finished sweater before too long... so really, i do love kal wednesdays. i love seeing how you are all progressing on your gorgeous sweaters... and my queue for patterns and my desires for yarns grows in leaps and bounds every week :)

so how am i doing? still knitting away. there are a lot of stitches on this bad boy...but i'm loving every stitch. for realz.


to give you a better idea, 'cause sometimes the picture is hard to read, i'm nearing the 8th buttonhole.

hip-hip hurrah!


i also have a confession to make... i've started a second sweater! this one is a test knit for isabell aka. lilalu on ravelry. this is called chalkstone it's her 3rd sweater in her beach series. you remember my test knit for driftwood? that was the second in series. i'm loving this so far! i've opted to knit this in a heavier weight. so far i'm loving the way this is knitting up. mmmmMMmmm...


in fact, i'm a couple of inches farther along than this photo.. but you get the idea :)
so really, i think i'm doing pretty great on this kal. let's hope i actually have an fo by the end of it though! ha. i have faith.

how are you doing on the kal? are you on your first, second, third sweater? hey. i know some of you totally have plans for it. loving all of the chitchatting on the ravelry group. you guys are amazing, and inspiring! xoxo

24 comments:

  1. Are these your mug hugs in the sneak peek? Or are we not supposed to know yet?? Hence, the sneak. Love the colors!!

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    1. hee hee. yah they are. i've got even more than those done too. so fun! and thanks! xo

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  2. Oh, I am so happy you're test knitting Chalkstone! I can't wait for the pattern.
    I love all the photos on your blog. Happy knitting!

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    1. thanks so much!! i'm already looking forward to seeing your version of chalkstone! xo

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  3. hey buddy...
    what a great eye candy photo! love the stripes.
    my sweater fits! super excited.

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    1. weee! i saw your post! i'm in love with your sweater. it's a must knit for me right now. and in the same yarn. *drool* xoxo

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  4. ohhhhh..can't wait to see those mug hugs in real life. so awesome!

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    1. !!! getting super excited! and i have a lot more done too! wahoo! xoxo

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  5. Loving all those colourful stripes!

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  6. LOVE the chalkstone, that colour is perfect! ...

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  7. So much pretty! I love the colours of your mug hugs and your sweater looks lovely. You're almost done! I didn't even get one started this year. :(
    I'm excited to see more of your chalkstone. I love the look of that pattern! Is yours less lacy in the heavier weight?

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    1. yah with the heavier weight it's looking almost more cable-y... i'm liking it though. i'm thinking i should try it on today. thanks for the mug hug love! here's hoping they sell! xo

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  8. I really would love to knit a cardigan for myself....a little daunted by it, but I think it will be my challenge for over summer (in aus)...might actually get it finished if I give myself six months :)

    Love kal sweater - such a great choice!

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  9. ohmy you can totally do it! let me know when you cast on! i'll be right there with you! xoxo

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  10. Love that photo! So colourful and cheery!

    Great progress on the cardigan, especially since you're knitting another sweater too. :)

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    1. thanks! i'm working my butt off here. haha. i'll finish the sweaters. i will. :) xoxo

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  11. I love that you're knitting Georgia. She's been in my queue for so long (long before I had the confidence to attempt sweater knitting). The only thing that stopped me this time around was that I had set the parameter of worsted weight in the hopes of completing the KAL in time! Happy knitting! <3

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    1. you should most definitely knit a georgia. i'm honestly loving this knit. it's a take anywhere, easy knit for sure. xo

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  12. I love that cardigan! I am afraid to even attempt real clothing :) but maybe I'll give that cardi a try because it looks cozy as heck!

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    1. oh i totally recommend this cardi! it has no shaping after the armholes, so it's easy peasy. and with it being top down, you can try it on lots, to make sure you knit it to the proper length! you should knit it!! just remember it's knit with sock yarn.. so it will take a bit longer. but totally worth it. xo

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  13. Love all those colors in your sneak peek! Sometime about stripes and combining colors is so much fun. If they are Mug Hugs then they will be the perfect color to someone's morning coffee. You are rocking on your cardi. Let's hope I can make some progress on my sweater over the weekend.

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    1. thank you so much! here's hoping they are just as popular at the market ;) and thanks for the georgia love! i tried it on yesterday, and i'm actually much farther than i thought! bonus! my fingers are crossed for your knitterly progress this weekend! :) xo

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