So, I was looking at Ravelry this morning, and discovered that there are over 20,000 pairs of Fetching fingerless gloves out there.
Normally I’m not inspired to do math before coffee, but . . . if you took all those gloves and laid them end to end, they would stretch for 6.64 km (4.12 miles). That’s taller than Mt. McKinley in Alaska, which is the highest peak in North America.
Mt. McKinley is 6,164 metres tall.
And if you added in all the Dashing mitts on top, we would be taller than Mt. Everest–the tallest peak in the world!
Mt. Everest is 8,848 metres tall.
What do you think of that?
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I’m excited to finally introduce my latest pattern, Sweet Jane.
Sweet Jane is a simple pullover with a ton of style. It gets its modern styling from colour blocking, side slits and a step hem. Wear it with your favourite t-shirt and jeans for a casual weekend look or dress it up for work over an oxford and pencil skirt. Made from a warm, heathery wool/hemp blend that is lovely to knit, this sweater is a quick and satisfying project.
The pattern is available as a 4-page PDF .
Here’s a sneak peak at the relaxed pullover I’ve been working on lately. The pattern will be ready soon.
What do you think of cowl necklines? Do you like them or would you rather wear your cowl separately?
So, some graphic design projects have been cutting into my knitting time lately, but I’m working on something new for the cooler weather made from Hemp For Knitting Hempwol. Hopefully I can post it soon!
In the meantime, please check out my friends at East Van Craft Co-op and Vancouver Cantata Singers.
I’m celebrating the beginning of spring with a trip down south to Vogue Knitting Live in Bellevue, Washington. I’ll be at the Hemp for Knitting booth in the Marketplace on Saturday April 5th, 10am to 1pm. I’ll have copies of Covet, samples of some of my projects, and (hopefully!) a new pattern in Hempwol to share.
My latest design, Bayswater, is out in the Spring issue of Interweave Knits. It’s a swingy asymmetrical top is a simple, stylish sleeveless top worked mostly in the round in a sport-weight linen.
The allover slip-stitch rib gives the fabric flattering vertical lines but it does not cling like traditional ribbing. The sloping hemline is created by working different numbers of mitred decreases at each side. It would look fantastic over leggings or a pencil skirt.
This top is meant to be worn with negative ease at the bustline. The A-line shape means that it will skim your body from the bust down.
Bayswater beach is in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. It’s rocky and a bit wild. My mother played there all the time when she was growing up.
. . . and so are the holidays! Here are some quick Fetching projects that you can whip up in a snap for gifts or for yourself.
Antonio + Roberta
Bellota slouchy beret
Apropos fingerless gloves
Cheers miniature sweater ornaments
I saw this window display at an optometrist’s shop on my way home last week. It reminded me that it’s time to think about some new projects! Do you have any suggestions?
I’m happy to finally introduce my updated web site. It’s been in the works since the end of 2011 but somehow knitting projects kept taking priority. If you’re looking for something from my old site and can’t find it, please let me know and I’ll try to help. I’d also be happy to hear from you if you have any thoughts you’d like to share, or suggestions or requests for this new site. – Cheryl