Friday 28th February 2014

by Chelsea

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I got excited during the MN House debate for marriage equality and had to knit something appropriate to the occasion. Mandy was kind enough to model.

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Stephen West is a lot of fun. His designs seem to be more art than wearables lately, but Michelle seemed to really like her Color Craving. I enjoyed the knitting of it, but just could not figure a way to wear it well.

IMG_0525I made these for Mary because I loves her. Vancouver Fog is only meant to be a short mitt, but Mary is much more interesting than that.

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IMG_0598Driftwood is a simple pullover with great fit. It’s amazing how something so straightforward can have such flattering results. (Bright pink buttons don’t hurt, either.)

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IMG_1151It is a true measure of how much I love Mandy, and how many great things I expect of her baby daughter Miri that I was able to part with Penelope. I am rarely a fan of knitting toys; they are so fussy, with so much finishing. But this monster is more worth it than I’d dreamed. I put lots of hugs into her so she could share them with the baby. (They can share the sweater, too.)

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IMG_1371Michael’s epic pullover was the crowning glory of the year. So much refiguring, such a great result. (Lots of notes on my project page, if you’re curious.)

IMG_1391It was a hard year in a lot of ways, but it certainly had its high points.

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2 Responses to “Knits of 2013 – Best Of”

  1. Soxanne says:

    You do such beautiful work. Wonderful, all.

  2. Kim says:

    That Color Craving is nagging at me. I normally run from the room when a Stephen West pattern steps in, but someone on a knitting retreat I went on last month had one that she was wearing as a sort of “sontag” of the type seen here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kays-tess-durbervilles-shawl
    and I can’t get it out of my mind.
    My anti-spam word today was “fierce,” and you are a fierce knitter!

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