Saturday, April 15, 2017

New Knitting Pattern in Knitty - Recital





Sorry I have been away for a while.  It turns out we are moving up the east coast as soon as school is over, and I quickly became overwhelmed with all the preparations to sell the house and move our stuff.  This is for the most part, a very good move.  Hubs has a great new job, and we are moving very close to all of my family, but we have definitely settled into Florida after almost 7 years, and we will miss our friends, our perfect little neighborhood, our church, and being so close to my in-laws and the BEACH 
There has been precious little crafting going on - a little knitting on one project and no sewing except for some things for my church.  My sewing machines have been unceremoniously placed in a closet for house showings.  Much of my yarn stash has been placed in a box and moved to storage, to declutter for above-mentioned house showings.  Most destructive of all to the creative juices has just been the all-consuming nature of preparing for the move.  Even now, with our current house under contract (YEA!!) and more free time as I just wait around for the move date, I am hesitant to get things out and start making messes again.


In the midst of this excitement, my second knitting pattern for Knitty was published, Recital.  Here it is on Ravelry.  My plan had been to have two other knitting patterns up on Ravelry before the release date, but, well, that just didn't happen.  Now would be a good time to finish up those patterns, though.  It makes no mess to type up instructions!


I love this little cowl-neck tee.  The yarn is Shibui Knits Staccato, a luxurious merino/silk blend.  It is perfect for these spring days when you are ready for short sleeves but want a little sweater warmth.  The construction is really fun, too.  The back is knit normally, bottom-up, but the front is worked from side to side, and the sleeves are picked up and knit down - no sewing in sleeves!  Possibly best of all, being a Knitty pattern, the instructions are free!  :-)  I hope you enjoy.


8 comments:

  1. I commiserate with you on the moving woes! we too are going to be moving and are currently getting the house ready for sale. So much has to be gone through, discarded, packed, and clutter stored somehow. I have left my sewing room to the last, but now must get going on that. However, I can continue to sew and the room will simply be shown as where someone has her hobby. It's okay if potential buyers see projects on the go, in my opinion. It shows that there is life going on in the house.

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    1. Oh I totally agree. Nothing wrong with a sewing room! Our problem was my sewing room was a sewing/guest/hang-out tv room and there was just too much going on. :-) Sad as I was to put away my machines, I am glad I listened to my realtor's suggestions since the house sold quickly!

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  2. That's a gorgeous sweater pattern, Jenny! Congratulations on getting published (again). And wow, has it been seven years already since your move to Florida? Time flies! Good luck on your move back home. And happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, Uta! Yes, the years in Florida have flown by. Happy Easter! :-)

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  3. Beautiful sweater and stunning color on you! Good luck on your move! Now you will have a reason to sew winter stuff again, so that's a plus, right? Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Yes, I cannot wait to enjoy some seasons and the sewing and knitting that go along with them. :-) Happy Easter!

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  4. Oh no, say it ain't so! While I can't believe I'm losing yet another friend, I am so happy for you and your family! New adventures are always so much fun (stressful) but still exciting! Good luck to you and know I will miss having lunch with you…it won't be as easy now, LOL!

    Your knit top is absolutely stunning on you! The color is magnificent and the styling is so elegant and chic! You look so beautiful and that first photo is "portrait worthy"!

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  5. Gorgeous sweater and photos, Jenny. Your knitting is amazing. Best of luck in the move! Congrats on the house sale already!

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