My current work in progress:

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry, knit from Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted and Spincycle Yarns Dream State, using 4.5mm and 5mm needles.

Still No Buttons

I’ve not yet received the buttons I ordered for my Victoria Cardigan, so it remains buttonless and on Gwendolyn. I’ll post a photo of it on a human after I get the buttons on. I did try it on very quickly when I finished it and the fit is good, so I am happy.

Several of you complimented me on my seaming. Well, thank-you! I did not add an extra selvedge stitch to the pattern — there is an extra reverse-stockinette stitch incorporated as part of the pattern so it was not necessary. It was very easy to put together. I did mattress-stitch everywhere except the shoulder seams, which I back-stitched very very firmly. Setting in the sleeves was no problem at all — the sleeve tops matched the armholes quite perfectly, I am happy to say!

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A lot of you commented on how quickly I completed this. What you may not know is that I have been off from the day-job for several days. While I am spending a lot of time on other things, I’ve gotten a lot of extra knitting time, which is why it got done so quickly.

And I put in a fair amount of work on the sock last night:

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Yep, those are size 0 Addi Lace needles. Love the pointy-ness!

Lucy is in vacation mode, I think.

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  1. Susan (LotusHips) says:

    I love the lacy pattern on the sock! I hope you will provide the pattern when you’re done.

  2. All three are beautiful!

  3. Oh I just love that sock Wendy. I hope it will be available to us. The color yarn is beautiful. What is it. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  4. Lucy needs a vacation? What have you been making her do?

    The sweater looks great.

    The sock looks like fun.

  5. I am still very bad at sewing seams. Sigh.
    .-= Liz R´s last blog ..Edward M Kennedy 1932-2009 =-.

  6. I have yet to make a sweater that requires significant seaming. Most of mine have been knitted in one piece. I shall have to try it soon.

    It looks really beautiful. It being both the sock and the sweater. It being my grammar not so good today.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..A little knitting love and a bathroom update =-.

  7. Julia B says:

    Your sock looks a lot like your Lacy Rib pattern. I just finished that pattern in a yarn that looks almost identical to the Sweet Georgia, but it is from Knit Witch. I love the pattern and I will surely be knitting it again.

  8. KeyMargo says:

    Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

  9. The sweater is gorgeous! I’m looking forward to seeing it with the buttons on.

  10. I seem to have the same thoughts as your other readers – I am amazed at how fast you complete your projects. Even with a few days off work, i wouldn’t be anywhere near your level of productivity.
    I also wanted to let you know that, because of your success, I have ordered the Clean Eating book. I hope to read it next week and get going on a better way of living. Wish me luck. Your results are impressive!
    Thanks for your knitting and eating inspiration.

  11. Your cardigan is just beautiful. I can’t wait to see it with buttons.

    I am fascinated by your sock too. I really love the feel of dpns, but I really would like to branch out into the world of circular needles and toe up socks. I am chicken though. I will overcome it eventually. Especially when you post photos like this that just make me itch to want to try this! Beautiful sock! I absolutely love making socks.

  12. Love the sock!

  13. Love the new lacy sock! Hope the pattern will be available.

  14. Dorothy says:

    I hope your vacation is just that and not for health reasons! I was wondering if on the cardi if you could also wear the collar folded down? Lucy girl has the right idea about life, LOTS of nap time makes for a happy kitty.

  15. I would love to think that I would be that productive knitting-wise if I took a little staycation, but I instead fill it with baking. A silly thing to do in this heat, but I love homemade cookies too much not to.

    Thank goodness I have Monday and Tuesday off. Maybe I’ll be able to have something nice to show for it like your sweater!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..10 Tuesday what not to watch =-.

  16. I love that sock! I hope the pattern will be available because your sock patterns are the best I’ve ever used.

  17. WOW! That is one fantastic sweater! I had to laugh at your comment about being able to do it so fast because you haven’t been at your day job for awhile. I am probably working on the same sweater project I was when you were here in Charlotte and I don’t HAVE a day job. Face it–you’re amazing.
    .-= Mary Lee´s last blog ..On the Verge of a Purge =-.

  18. The sweater looks lovely! I can’t wait to see it finished and on a human!

    I have a completely random question for you, but maybe I need to include a little background as to why I ask. I’m a self-taught knitter using the internet as my sole source of information. I vaguely remember someone (my mom or grandmother) teaching me so I kinda knew how to “throw over” stitches. This process was horrifically time consuming and I did more research to find the life-changing continental way of knitting. I have NEVER been able to purl continental. It’s so awkward for me.

    My question is, what method of knitting do you use to knit pieces like miles-upon-miles-of-moss-stitch up so quickly? I know you’re a seasoned knitter and I am decidedly not, but it just seems so impossible to achieve knitting speeds like yours!
    .-= Lee´s last blog ..Goodies! =-.

  19. I hope you are well and on vacation, not suffering back pain. The sweater is beautiful and I love the sock.

  20. It’s still gorgeous anyway!! I finally bought buttons for my sweater jacket but haven’t taken the time to put them on!
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..Whats on the spinning wheel =-.

  21. Wow…going to town on those socks…love the color! No buttons? I think the sweater is fine without buttons, more like a shawl-sweater. I do yoga and teach yoga and wear this type over my yoga stuff as an outer wear.

  22. Lee,

    Here is a youtube video that demonstrates continental purling more or less the way I do it (self-taught).

    We all knit for enjoyment and relaxation, so I think people should knit the way that makes them happy. I am not trying to convert any one here! But I think seeing the way other people knit can give us options. I learned Judy’s magic cast on from a youtube video and am sure glad I did.


  23. Thank you for the closeup of the sweater. The fabric looks lovely.
    .-= Ida´s last blog ..Pulling Teeth- I Tell You- It’s Like Pulling Teeth =-.