Reason #239 why i miss blogging: here are 2 years of summer knits that need to be blocked & sewn together. I have no blog documentation of what patterns I was knitting or with what!!! I remember the blue pattern, but the gray one??? Both yarns were of the linen/flax variety. Ahhhh!!!! I will finish these soon so that I can wear them (both would be perfect with my white linen pants) #knitting #knittersofinstagram #absentminded
I posted this picture on instagram the other nigh and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. No, not the knitting (ha ha), but the lack of documentation. This used to be the place where I documented all the stuff I made. I still make stuff, and I occasionally snap a picture of it for IG, but there's not much content, no details. Chalk it up to being old, but I can't stand writing lots of words on IG. I like big screens! I like words! I like details! I like links I can click! But IG on my phone is so eeeeasy. This blogging stuff, not so much.
So, for the sake of documentation, here's the info on those knits. The blue one was knit 2 summers ago. It's Jordan by Knit and Tonic. I used Fibra Natura Flax in mineral. I did a good bit of knitting in the car on that one while we drove to Disney. I'll always associate it with Disney. I sure hope it fits once I block it and seam it up!
The gray one is Sultry Boatneck knit in DROPS Bomull-Lin. I made this one last summer. It came together so quickly that I don't have many memories of what I was doing when I made it. Do y'all do that? I tend to attach memories to what I was making at the time.
I really do love using a linen yarn for summer knits. And the lacy patterns usually knit up so quickly! As you can see, I'm very much a creature of habit. The reason these knits popped into my mind is because I was getting the urge to start a new summer knit. But really, these two MUST be finished before I can move on. I have a pair of wide leg linen pants that both of these would be perfect with.
Next on my agenda are summer dresses (creature of habit, remember!). I have the Colfax Dress pattern printed and ready for muslin testing, and I finally ordered the Painted Portrait (yeah, reeeal late to the game on that one!). It's been so long since I've sewn clothing for myself, I'm a little nervous. Shoot, I can't even decide on what fabric to use right now! I'll get it together, eventually.