down to the wire


You guys! I can’t help but give myself a little pat on the back for finishing not one but two knitalong projects by today’s deadline. Even the ends are woven in! Super happy with how they both turned out too. Carbeth gave me a little bit of a scare when I first cast it off because instead of the intended positive ease, the sweater pretty much hugged me like a sausage casing. But through the magical powers of blocking, it ended up being okay. I’m pretty happy with the fit and the marled fade makes me smile. It’s a great way to use up those colorful single skeins that we all have lying around.

Another technique to play with stash yarn is logcabin knitting. It’s just the most fun! I am so glad that I didn’t give up on these logcabin socks during the bumpy design process. I wrote down the steps to make them and just have to translate my messy notes into a free pattern for anyone interested in knitting a pair.

If you get a chance, please check out the hashtags for both knitalongs on instagram. There are so many cool projects in both. I am totally adding the Carbeth Cardigan to my future sweater list and the inventiveness of the knitters in the logalong feed just blows me away!


  1. Nice job! I really love that sweater, the fit came out great.

  2. Yay for finishes!! Both are gorgeous! I need to do a log cabin square on Diva's blanket to use up the odd bits of the skeins. Just need to find a formula to make it a 12" square.

  3. I want a Carbeth now! It's so cute. I love, love your socks. It's so neat how they're part Lincoln logs.

  4. They both look beautiful ! I'm not good with challenges, I'm always in awe of people who manage to finish them ! Congrats !

  5. Amazing!! Love the Carbeth sweater, and those socks are so cool!


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