Friday, April 23, 2021

Fingerless Gloves for Alex's Outdoor Shows

Now that warm-ish weather is here, there are outdoor shows to go to. (Leaving the house? What?) Alex's band The Deathbots is starting up again, so he asked me to knit some fingerless gloves that he could wear while playing bass outside.

Pattern: Guantes Jota by Paola Aguirre
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Mechita in Art Nouveau

After I finished the gloves, I divided the leftover yarn into two equal-weight balls to try and make socks. They might have a shorter leg than usual, but I'm pretty sure there's enough to get a pair of socks out of it.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Spice Cardigan for Alex

Winter is gone, but that rarely stops me from knitting sweaters. I'm always begging Alex to wear cardigans, and I haven't had a lot of luck with knit sweaters fitting him properly lately. I was determined I wouldn't mess this one up.

Alex and I browsed Ravelry for color inspiration, and when he saw the Spice cardi Yvonne Pak (@MissingMuffin) had started for her husband, he said, "I want that!" So I have to give a shoutout to Yvonne since I totally stole her palette.

Pattern: Spice by Andrea Mowry
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Tweed in Black and Spincycle Dream State in Lapis
Buttons: Wooden Heart Buttons

I bought the Spincycle yarn during Black Mountain Yarn Shop's end-of-the-year sale. Using the Plymouth Tweed helped offset the cost a little bit. Plus, Alex prefers a yarn that's more durable, and he doesn't usually go for the 100% wool unless it's superwash. I love how it turned out, and I think it looks so good on him.