Thursday, October 6, 2011


Well, it's fall here in the Northern Hemisphere, and we all know what that means, knitting season. Okay, maybe I'm alone in this but as soon as temperatures start dropping I start thinking about warm woolen mittens and find myself rushing to the yarn store after work to get there before it closes.

I started out with a cardigan for my niece and then decided to go big. I decided to try and make a sweater for myself. This isn't my first sweater, in college I made a cardigan and started another that is still unfinished. But the problem with sweaters is the fit. Baby sweaters are fun because they're fast. You can knit them and reknit them and it's not such a big deal. And it doesn't hurt that everything is cuter when it's smaller.

I've been eying patterns for a while now and have quite a collection piled up in my favorites on Ravelry. But one in particular has been nagging at me. It just so happens to be the first thing I ever put in my favorites. It's so popular that it has become a right-of-passage of sorts.

O w l s: The pattern is available on the designer, Kate Davies website here.

I started it a week ago and have been knitting and reknitting all week. It's knitting up quickly (thank heaven for chunky yarn) and I think it's going to turn out nicely. But I'm taking my time and altering the pattern a bit as I go to make sure that it's going to fit me well in the end. Like I said, that's the problem with sweaters.


  1. Are you kidding me? No you're not alone! When it started to get colder here in May I found myself knitting and thinking christmas presents. And now that christmas is actually close I'm knitting again even though here the temperatures keep rising. My inner knitting clock is wacked.

  2. oh! I want one! (but I only know how to crochet!)

  3. magsie, that is so so cute! i hope you bring in for thanksgiving so i can see your progress,or maybe your finished project???

  4. Merja, my dear friend in the southern hemisphere, that must be very confusing indeed. I don't know if I could get used to the idea of Christmas in the middle of the summer, though a sunny warm Christmas is quite appealing. Good luck on your Christmas presents - I hope you post pics of on your blog.

    Melanie, I'd gladly teach if I lived closer. It really isn't any harder than crochet, just a bit different. There are loads of tutorials online if you want to try to teach yourself.

    Absie, It will hopefully be finished very soon, unless I decide to redo part of it. I'm committed to making sure it fits, no matter how many times I end up unraveling it and reknitting. Can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving!