Friday, July 18, 2014

Where's the Hammock?

Hi! I've missed you! I'm optimistically hoping that summer will now stop kicking my ass so I can enjoy it a bit and spend some more time here.

So many things have happened! I got the new phone and still have not started a case for it, but thank you for your suggestions! I have a vision forming. You can still weigh in! Last weekend my aunt got married and I got to hang out with lots of family I don't see very often. It was a lot of fun. Tuesday, we acquired two foster buns and we have been loving them like crazy. Expect many pictures.

On the knitting front, I have a sweater that needs 4 more inches on each sleeve and it'll be done (it's going to sit for a while before I get back to it, so don't get too excited!) and I started this sweater:

I shouldn't have, but I couldn't tell it no any longer! It will be Levenwick. You might remember that I started one a year and a half ago. It was a beautiful shade of blue. Alas, I didn't have enough for the sweater. :( It became this sweater instead (which I'm still on the fence about, but haven't re-blocked yet).

So, I found some yarn a couple months ago and scooped it up. I might have just forgotten about the whole thing and made other lovely sweaters, but an amazingly kind reader of these 'ere blog gifted the pattern to me for my birthday last year and that so touched me that I absolutely must have a beautiful Levenwick for her to see! It's perfect so far and I definitely have enough yarn to finish it this time, so I'm knitting quickly and blissfully.

Andi of Untangling Knots is co-hosting an Outfit-Along. She is knitting a garment to pair with a garment she will sew. I've had the fabric for a dress for six months now and I received a sewing machine last week, so...I'm sort of unofficially joining along, I think. I will probably chicken out on the dress, but this sweater will look super cute with it whenever I do get around to it. :)

How is your summer going? Busy like mine? Nice and relaxing (I hope!)? Full of fun? :)


  1. Oh, that's going to be beautiful! Levenwick is a classic and, in natural wool, it will be beautiful. That's such a sweet birthday gift. I never think of gifting patterns, yet I recently was gifted one and it meant so much to me. Sometimes those patterns gifts can double as permission to knit what we want, when we want to, huh?

    1. Absolutely! Not that I need any excuses, but it is a nice one. :)

  2. Levenwick is on my to-knit list, too!

    I love the idea of the outfit-along, but I'm so behind on my sewing projects. There's something about the ironing aspect of sewing that always slows me down.

    1. Every aspect of sewing slows me down, lol, but you're right, ironing especially.


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