Next up:

1. Catkin sweater: this shawl pattern is just too pretty to be ignored, but I cannot wear lace shawls in any way approaching the flattering. I’m going to make a stockinette yoke, use the herringbone stitch from the pattern for the rest of the sweater and end with the dancing catkins pattern around the hem. Oh and the bottom will be a wide U shape, bordered with the bright “Forestry” yarn (TML), scooping in to the waist and buttoned along the sides. The picture below is pretty, but not very real — Forestry is a much more vivid green and I’m not sure if the brown can be an equal partner; perhaps a swap is on the cards?

small catkin swatch

2. Leitmotif – in a lovely, licheny, Portland Tweed. I may work the stockinette section in the round and steek it up the front just to speed things up.

 small leitmotif swatch

3. Milk Maiden:  in Cascade 220 Sport, Ginger Spice. Probably de-sexified a little bit, so it’s more wearable.

 small milkmaiden swatch

4. Seamless Hybrid Man Sweater: The Man is 6’5” and only likes fingering weight yarns. Wish me luck. And my fingers, strength. And my mind, grim persistence. On the other hand, all 16 seasons of the utterly charming Midsomer Murders are on Youtube, so this just may go faster than expected.  To be worked in a combination of stockinette, twisted rib and subtle chevron texture, in TML “Grey Gardens”.

 seamless swatch

5. Talamh: in the iconic “Tart” in TML. This picture in no way does it justice — it’s a deep, complex, wine red. I’m thinking of converting this into a pullover, with i-cord necklines and overlapped, rounded fronts. Maybe also a detachable cowl in the same lace pattern if there’s enough yarn left over?

 small talamh swatch

6. CoP Legwarmers: It’s been long enough. Winter is coming. Let’s be prepared.

small legwarmer

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  • 21 July 2014 at 6:21
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    All so pretty! What’s TML?

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    • 21 July 2014 at 16:18
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      Oops, left out the full form! Madelinetosh Merino Light, commonly shortened to Tosh Merino Light.

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  • 21 July 2014 at 6:31
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    Can’t wait to see how you will modify the catkin into a pullover. I turned it into a dress for a toddler and that was a lot of fun.

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  • 23 July 2014 at 7:43
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    Looove Milk Maiden. You will definitely need some serious mojo to get through that man sweater, but I bet it’ll be amazing when it’s done! I’m pretty sure I’d find a way to tolerate a lace-weight man sweater in a boring color and all garter stitch if I thought the Husbeast would actually wear it. Good luck!

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    • 23 July 2014 at 15:44
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      Thanks! I’m 2/3 of the way through Milk Maiden already and have started the man sweater… it did take a bit of persuasion and yarn fondling before that sweater was commissioned! 🙂

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