A Hodgepodge Post


Look! I finished my August Camp Loopy project and it fits ok. It isn’t the most flattering thing I’ve ever knit. It cuts me up in all the wrong places but I loved knitting it. There is something about a simple well written easy to follow pattern that just satisfies the cranky knitter in me. I love when instructions leave no question as to what to do. I love when the designer includes links to videos for things that might be new or confusing.

The pattern is The Birdwatcher by Casapinka. It’s a simple bottom up sweater with a bit of feather and fan sort of lace at the bottom. The yarn is Malabrigo sock in the carnival color.

As I said, this isn’t the most flalter style for my body type. The lace draws attention to my squishy midsection and the super short sleeves accentuate my chubby upper arms. That said, I loved knitting it. The lace section was fun. The swath of just plain knitting and finally the back and forth of stockinette was all relaxing.

The yarn is soft and pretty. I could have alternated skeins but didn’t so I ended up with a dark section right around the boobs.

I doubt I’ll knit another one because it isn’t right for my body BUT it has convinced me I must knit more sweaters. They aren’t hard. They can be just as relaxing as knitting socks or a shawl. Plus winter is coming. I’ll need a new cardigan for sure.

Now for the rest of the hodgepodge.

The garden is looking pretty bedraggled. Our weather has been really wet with a side of hot and humid followed by more rain. Leaves have yellowed, the cucumbers are waterlogged and the tomatoes are splitting on the vine. We did enjoy some really delicious turnip though. The flowers look good though the clematis has a fungus.

N goes off to college this week. I think we all have nervous excitement at the thought. We are as ready as we can be I suppose.

I’m still watching what’s going on in the world with equal parts shock, sadness and disgust. I think it can’t get worse and then it does.

I may not make it back here for a few days. I hope you’re all well and enjoying your crafting. I look forward to telling you about the projects I’m planning.


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I'm a wife, mother and knitter. Watch out for my pointy sticks.
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15 Responses to A Hodgepodge Post

  1. I love it! I tried to crochet something like that and it was not nearly so nice. And also, you are beautiful! 😊

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  2. Alissa Head says:

    It’s lovely, and so are you!

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  3. That’s a very pretty sweater and it doesn’t look awful on you!

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  4. cattknithat says:

    Love it! I think it looks good on you 🙂

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  5. Meg Hanson says:

    I think it is cute, and could look really nice with a skirt. I agree a well written pattern is wonderful to knit. Good luck with your next projects.

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  6. It came out great – what is the fiber content? Is it cool enough to wear in the summer?
    Given that no one is ready to actually DO something about global warming, it’s going to get worse – there’s no question that sea level rise, hotter weather, more fires, and stronger storms are in our future – as are growing numbers of climate refugees, even internally in the US. Personally, I can’t take much more heat than we had this summer. At least i have solar panels that produce more electricity than I use, so I won’t feel guilty if I get a heat pump!

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  7. LDSVenus says:

    I think it’s pretty and looks good 😉 We need some enjoyable knits or we would not knit :P.

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  8. Laura Kate says:

    I like the feather and fan hemline and the yarn color.

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  9. thespazzygimpgirl says:

    It looks beautiful. Congratulations on N’s journey to college!

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  10. It is beautiful! And you look wonderful as well!

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  11. Stefanie says:

    Is your son going off to college near home or out of state? The colorway of your new jumper is very nice. Earthy and so fall.

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