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WIP: Hitofude

WIP: Hitofude

WIP: Hitofude

Yarn for baby sweater

Hitofude and cookbooks

I’m still working on my hitofude cardigan… I’ve got one more lace pattern repeat for this section (which is, if I’m reading the pattern correctly, the sleeves). The construction of this cardi is so interesting that it’s like a surprise each time I read and knit the next part of the pattern. The whole garment is knit in one piece, no seams, without breaking the yarn once. Such a creative design.
(Rav link)

I also need to cast on a new project soon… I know two people who are having babies in September, so I picked up this fingering weight yarn in two shades of purple at Romni Wools when I was in Toronto last week. Do you have a favourite baby sweater pattern (preferably that would work in 2 colours)? I was thinking maybe this one or this one.

I haven’t been reading a ton of non-academic stuff recently, but I have been cooking a lot and trying out recipes from a bunch of different cookbooks. I love that I can take cookbooks out of the library and try a few recipes before deciding whether or not to buy the book! Here are a few of my recent favourites:

Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers
Super Natural Every Day, by Heidi Swanson
The Sprouted Kitchen, by Sarah and Hugh Forte
The Oh She Glows Cookbook, by Angela Liddon

I hope you’re all having a great week!

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  1. Pretty pretty pretty! I love purple – and purple knitting? Lovely πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Bekah! In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m also partial to purple!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

    • Libraries are always one of the first things I find when moving to or visiting a new place… I love them so much!
      Thanks for the pattern suggestion- I will check it out!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  2. I have got to knit this sweater! I think I just might. I have some yarn in stash waiting for a project. Love the color you chose!!

    • Thanks Karen- the pattern is so interesting, I’d highly recommend it!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  3. My mom knit a baby vertebrae for my little last spring and it was big enough that it fit her through the fall and winter too somehow. And she wore it all the time, it was perfect because without the front it never really got spit up on or anything so I didn’t have to wash it after every hour of wear, so from a new mom’s perspective, it’s one of my favorites now!

    • Ooh, I hadn’t even thought of that- thanks for the ‘new mom perspective’! It’s such a cute pattern too!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  4. Alisa Alisa

    I have been eying that cardigan pattern and just need to get the right yarn to begin….it sounds so interesting! I got the Oh She Glows cookbook last month and I love it….every recipe has been a hit!! I will be visiting the Toronto area in a few weeks (my daughter is in Campbellville on an internship) can you point me to your favorite yarn shops in the area? πŸ˜‰

    • Hey Alisa- Absolutely! Yarn and Toronto are two of my favourite things πŸ™‚
      Romni wools, which I mentioned above, is on Queen West near Queen/ Bathurst and is huge- prepare to spend quite a bit of time here! The sale section in the basement is a must-see. There are a bunch of lovely fabric, button, and other craft supply stores along Queen West as well.
      Lettuce Knit is on Nassau st in Kensington Market and was my LYS when I lived in my last apartment. It’s a smaller shop but they carry lots of unique yarns and the staff here are super sweet. They have a knit night on Wednesday evenings if you want some knitting company.
      Finally- EweKnit is a yarn and fabric store (perfect if your sew as well) on Markham st in Mirvish Village. I’ve only been here a handful of times but the owner is very nice and the shop is lovely.
      Toronto is a really great city and I hope you enjoy your visit and find some great yarn! Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to know πŸ™‚

  5. Beautiful yarn color scapes- that grey…swoon.
    Super Natural is on my shelf…the best.

    • Thanks Camilla! It’s a great book (and I love her blog too)!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  6. Like a work of art. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see it all finished! I am planning on making Newborn or Baby Vertebrae for my sister’s first baby due in January. If you make one, please post!

    • Thanks! I will definitely post pictures if I end up making the Vertebrae pattern!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve knit the Newborn Vertebrae, it is a sweet little sweater. I did the body in one color and the ribbing in another. πŸ™‚

    That cardigan is so pretty and very clever! I’ve been ogling it on ravelry.

    • Oh, I love the idea of doing the ribbing in a different colour- that sounds adorable! Thanks for the suggestion!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  8. I just love the grey yarn for your project. Aren’t baby projects fun? I love how they fly off the needles. It gives you a real sense of accomplishment!

    • Thanks Donna! I completely agree about baby projects… such instant gratification!
      Happy knitting πŸ™‚

  9. I would knit Linnie – it’s more of a ‘proper’ cardigan.

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