Blueberry Forest

I just realized why I picked my February Lady yarn.

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I seem to have blueberries on my mind. They’re just coming into season, and I have five bushes in the side yard. We’ve been having blueberry muffins, blueberry cobbler, and my favorite, watermelon and blueberries. I’m going to try to freeze some for later, but I usually just pick enough for whatever I’m making that day.

I swatched for the February Lady, and am 15 rows in. I’m not sure I like the increases I’m using, and am thinking of a simple yarn over increase instead, which would make a double eyelet line at the raglan corners. There’s a knitalong group on Ravelry, as well as the upcoming KAL at Twisted, so I’ve been looking at pictures of finished Ladies on Rav. As you can probably tell by now, I don’t mind frogging and re-knitting!

I finished the knitting (and reknitting) on Josephine, and now it’s leap of faith time. Will it fit? Will it look good? It’s time for the seaming, and there will be a lot of mattress stitch in my near future. And we’ll see…

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7 responses to “Blueberry Forest

  1. I’m on my way to ravelry to see how much yarn I need for this sweater. I like the idea of having a date at twisted friday nights! I also want to cast on the hemlock blanket really soon.

  2. Amanda Ruzin

    I’m working on Josephine, too. It is sitting in a bag at the top of my closet because the last time I noticed a mistake on the back I swore I’d give it some time before ripping it out and swearing like a sailor, to see if I would be happy with it “as-is.” It’s possible that at this point I’ve forgotten where the mistake was!

  3. I keep coming back to this pattern, it looks so cute on the model. We’ll see how I’m feeling after the vest is done.

  4. Oh, those blueberries look so good! I cringed when I bought some last week for about $4 per little box. How nice to have your own fresh ones!!

  5. That is a great color. Can’t wait to see your finished piece. Ummm blueberries and watermelon, yummy

  6. yummy yummy. The only blueberries I will eat are wild ones. I hate the kind you get at the grocery.

  7. Lovely blueberry bushes. California is at the end of its blueberry season, but luckily the blackberries are coming! We picked 5 pounds of blackberries yesterday, and today I jammed those suckers!