02 November 2010

Heavy Flow Days

A lot has happened since my last blog post. A lot more than you may think if this blog were the only glimpse into my life. I've scrambled to re-enter the world of Day Jobs, moved back to the West Coast, reconnected with a million and one people, & gotten a new perspective on more than a few things.

The 16 months prior were rough, delicious, necessary & unforgettable. Is there another way to describe living in New York City?

Since I've been back in Portland, I've felt a resurgence in the flow of my creative energy (hence the vaguely irreverent title of this post). 

I've never been one to knit for people who are not me. Some would attribute this to my Astrological sign, some would say it's because I'm the oldest, some might say it's because I'm kind of a jerk. Maybe they're all right. However, here are a couple of shots of stuff I churned out for some special guys.

Pattern: Prototype for an upcoming design
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in "Plum Paisley"
Needles: Addi Turbo Circulars in size US7

This is a prototype for an upcoming pattern. This particular beanie is shorter than what the final design will be, since that is how the intended recipient likes to wear his beanies. I was inspired by the color (his favorite) and wanted to use a stitch pattern that would highlight the luscious variegation in this yarn while visually breaking up the colors enough that there wouldn't be much in the way of pooling.

Pattern: Prototype for an upcoming pattern
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock Yarn in "Cordovan"
Needles: Hiya Hiya bamboo DPN's in size US0

Pardon the crappy blackberry pic, but I haven't had the chance to finish this particular hoodie, let alone set up a proper photo shoot. This little hoodie is knit seamlessly (is there any other way to knit a pullover?) at a finer gauge than I ever thought I'd willingly use. I'm working out some of the shaping and construction finessing that I'll have to use on the final design, but it'll keep Chico warm enough, even if parts of the fit are a bit wonky for now.

Here's a progress shot of Chico modeling the hoodie when it was just a pullover and didn't have a hood yet. He's such a good sport about it!  ;o)


  1. Lovin' the beanie...Its a nice style and I like the curvy "hemline" on it. I also love this hoodie. I'm nearly ready to start my first hat. I've got scarves down. HA!

  2. Loving the beanie! And the model is just too precious! Welcome back all the way around!

  3. Eee! Your hoodie turned out so cute!