Finished Objects and… not so finished objects

Hey there, lovely! I have some fun things to show you.

Apparently, I have been in love with fair isle berets without knowing it.

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Tasha Moss’s Victory Hat

I finished my first fair isle beret in September and just adore it. It is a 1940’s beret from none other that Susan Crawford’s A Stitch in Time Volume 2. I opted out of a fourth color, sticking with the grey, black, and purple colors for a winter palette. Every time I put it on, I feel like I should throw on my Land Girl pants and go milk a cow after scraping the frost off my milking bucket. I am in love.

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Linky to my ravelry page with more information here.

The other hat I made was a test knit for Tasha over at bygumbygolly! She is such an inspiration to me. If you have never read her blog, leave this page immediately and immerse yourself in her vintage-crafty life. When I got the email to be a test knitter for her first self-published pattern, I nearly fell out of my chair. I feel so honored that she turned to me to be a test knitter for her beret inspired by the end of WWII, I made an exception in my vintage knitting. I absolutely love this pattern! It is so well written and the motifs are clever and well thought out. Check out Tasha’s Knit for Victory Knit-a-Long too, which I will be joining.

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Photo credit goes to roommate and photographer extraordinaire Michael Banh.

And now, for the not so finished pieces.

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I mentioned in my last post about plans for Operation: Finish! in which I finish the four non-finished garments I have started during my year of vintage knitting. Because I also have 11 knitted Christmas gifts going at the same time, my deadline is December 31st. Some only need part of a sleeve, others need a bit more. But I have a good feeling that I can get them done by my deadline!

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xoxo

Sydney

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It won’t be long now

A Work in Progress post!

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Hoorah! I’ve completed the front and back pieces. I was a bit anxious about the individually-done fair isle roses having too many ends to weave in, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought! I am happy with the pieces so far, though they need a nice, long bath to even out the stitches.

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Currently, I am working both sleeves. I have one up to the armhole decreases and the other is just beginning the stripes. Why do I have two going, you ask? I suffer from second- sleeve- syndrome, and it’s always nice to have one easy piece that I can bring along to class or outings, and another that I need to focus on.

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Being in college has certainly slowed down my knitting. I was hoping to have this all finished by the end of the month, but that is unlikely with midterms and endless readings. (I am only 3 weeks in the term and have already finished 6 books, eek!) My goal is by the end of next weekend to be flashing you a finished object!

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xoxo

Sydney