Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Knitting Update

For the month of May I participated in a celebration of Madelintosh, one of my favorite yarn companies. 

Basically we all knit only with one brand of yarn for the month. Giving us a chance to use some of what we have stashed and have support from fellow knitters. 

It was a lot of fun and I managed to knit two sweaters, even with John travelling all month and house guests. Go me!

Project 1:

(Mad)rigal for Madelintosh aka Madrigal from the Twist Collective
Dates: May 6- May 30, 2011
Yarn Used: Madelinetosh Tosh Sport
Color: LaVie en Rose
Yardage: 1050 yards

Great sweater. So soft and comfy. I know I'll get a lot of use out of this with sundresses. I purposefully made it shorter so I could wear it with my full skirted sundresses and still look like I have a waist. The color is awesome! The perfect mix of pink and purple without making me look like I'm 5 years old. Someone even stopped me to ask where I bought it. Truly the best compliment. 

Project 2: 

Betty Draper's a Witch aka Elphaba Pullover
Dates: May 1-May 28, 2011
Yarn Used: Madelinetosh Sock
Color: Betty Draper's Blue
Yardage: 990 yards

Not my favorite picture ever, but oh well. This sweater also fits great, though I made it extra big in the hips and I really didn't need to. I learned a new skill with this sweater, something called horizontal dust darts. Basically the HBDs add a little extra room in the bust so your sweater doesn't pull upwards. Since I'm rocking size Ds, these little darts made a big difference. 

All in all it was a fun month and it was a lot of fun to knit along with other people using the same patterns and yarns. 

I also finished this sweater in May 

Dates: April 8-May 6, 2011
Yarn Used: Madelinetosh Tosh Sport
Color: Porcelain
Yardage: 1110 yards

Love this sweater too. Makes me happy that my skill has improved so much since last year. 

Wow! That's a lot of knitting. 

So far for 2011...9,263 yard in finished projects. That's 5.26 miles of yarn. And its only June 1st. 

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