knitterly things

Posted by on March 5, 2009 in knit, stitch | 7 comments

I've been knitting away at my sweater and it's slowly growing:


I can sort of try it on, and I think it might just fit. I lengthened the body about an inch, so it should be long enough. I never mentioned that the last sweater I finished was a little too big, and the yarn was so bulky it just wasn't flattering, so I haven't had a lot of confidence in my sweater knitting abilities. I'm feeling better about it now, and I think I'll unravel that other one and make something else that will be flattering. There are a lot of sweaters that I want to knit, but I also love socks, and I have much better luck there, so it's hard not to just keep knitting socks. Also, I came across  this picture on flickr the other day, and decided that I want my sock drawer to look like that someday.

Speaking of knitting, how did I miss this:

I really like Debbie Bliss yarns and patterns, and now a whole magazine full? I want to make a few things in here. That wrap on the cover is pretty, and I think it would be a good mindless knitting project, since it's mostly stockinette. I totally missed the premier issue, this is the second one. Obviously I need to read more knitting blogs.

And one last little bit of needle work, I am trying my hand at creating my own sampler of sorts:

There's not a whole lot to see yet, but how about that green linen? I like it!

I also am planning on doing that mushroom tutorial this weekend, if I can manage to pick up some more clay. I'll do my best to get it up here by Sunday night. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post if you want to have a chance to win a set of three mushrooms!


  1. I bought a copy of that Debbie Bliss magazine from Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago. It’s AMAZING!!! I’m dying to knit that sweater with the lace leaves on the yoke, but think it needs fancy yarn to do it justice. LOVE that magazine and I can’t wait to see the next issue. You’re the first blogger I’ve seen mention it too. Maybe that means we’re trendsetters? lol

  2. Love, love Debbie Bliss. Just finished a pair of her booties. Too cute.
    Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

  3. Hey Lucy, I enjoy reading your blog and am just amazed at your talent! I enjoy seeing pictures of Winston and just laughed at the picture of your kitty who found the catnip! He sure was “happy”! I do like those little mushrooms and am looking at making my own little bowl. (Yes please out me in the running for a set of three….thanks!)
    I have you bookmarked on the ebay site but never see anything posted. Do you still use that ebay site to sell products? In case you are wondering, I met you through peertrainer.
    Until next time…Maili

  4. Hey There! I checked out all your photos on flickr of your studio. The transformation is amazing. You manage to do so much in 24 hrs.! What is your energy secret?
    Have a great weekend.
    Post more skirt pics…I’m dying to know what it’s going to end up like.

  5. I LOVE Debbie Bliss! Her patterns and yarn are great. I’ve made a few baby things from her books. I’m way too scared to make something adult sized though. But, maybe something like that wrap would be do-able. Not too much shaping, it looks like. Hmm…
    That green linen is cool! I’ve never seen colored like that before. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do!
    P.S. I need to find more moss-y walks apparently. I’ve been looking all week and there’s no moss, and no places for moss to grow, anywhere! I’m hopfully going hiking tomorrow so maybe I can find some up in the “wilderness” of Newbury Park. 🙂

  6. I love the orange colour you are knitting with.
    And, imagine having a sock draw that was so neat!!
    I will try and get some photos of the terrariums I planted with my class. We ended up making open ones as we planted bromeliads, which were far too large to enclose.
    Love the mushrooms.

  7. The green linen is beautiful! I love its modern feel, yet vintage texture. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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