Vox knituli

armholes

The knitters have spoken. Rip it! So I did. I frogged 7 inches (almost an entire skein) on the back of my Heather Hoodie so I could go back and bind off for armhole shaping for a modified drop shoulder instead of having a standard drop shoulder. There were 8 stockinette stitches on each edge, so I bound off 6 for each armhole, which is about an inch and a half. This was the most I could bind off and still be able to pick up between the last 2 stockinette stitches before the cable panels. I want to pick up stitches at the shoulder and knit down, rather than sew in the sleeve. Re-knitting the back is going well. I love the OXO cable on this.

armhole

Do you see the little ladder at the center of the X in the OXO cable? Those were bugging me. Then I finally opened a Knitting Daily email about blocking that had been sitting in my box for a week. What timing. It’s about this very cable in the Heather Hoodie pattern. No worries now; I know that blocking is going to fix those!

In other OXO news, I’m sending $265 from sales of my Hugs and Kisses OXO Cable Fingerless Mitts to Doctors Without Borders. Thank you for purchasing this pattern.

And it really does feel like spring here. Temperatures in the 50′s, and it got sunny today! I took advantage of the break in the rain, and walked down to the local library. Here’s a little taste of spring. Most of the pix are from my camera phone, so they’re not quite up to the usual standard. But they make me smile.

fuzz

Last year’s something or other.

snowdrops

Snowdrops.

daffy

crocus

Daffodils! and crocus! It must be spring.

whatsis

Do you know what these are? I think they’re gorgeous, and I saw a lot of them. I want to plant some…

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14 responses to “Vox knituli

  1. Those flowers might be hellebore. They come in a big range of colors. If that IS what they are, my local nursery advised getting plants rather than trying to grow them from seed, as getting the seeds started can be a long process.

    Once I finish my Knitting Olympics project, I’ll be casting on for one of those vests. I’m knitting mine for my niece, who is in HS.

  2. I’m sorry you had to rip…your sweater is looking lovely. You’ll be back on track in no time!

    And look at your gorgeous flowers in bloom…all that sun today was awesome…spring is definitely in the air (at least until Tuesday!)!! :)

  3. Love the Latin. Here’s some more: Helleborus x. hybridus. They are definitely some kind of hellebore. The sweater is looking really good.

  4. Jealous about the flowers, we still have about a foot of snow from last weeks’ blizzards. Snowdrops and crocus are a long way off.

  5. I think Sarah-hope is right in that those are hellebore; I have some blooming in my yard. Portland Nursery typically has a huge variety of them

  6. The flowers are lovely – as well as your sweater in progress. I love the color!

  7. Aren’t you happier now that you ripped and will have the sweater you really want? It’s so worth it.

  8. what a wonderful contribution to doctors without borders! and your XO sweater looks great!!!

  9. That red is going to look so good on you. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  10. I bet you are a lot happier now that you’ve ripped it and are back on track – it looks great!

    I’m completely jealous about your spring flowers.

  11. Flowers in February? So jealous! – Still snow & grey here even if the temps are way about normal. Spring is coming, spring is coming! By the way – the hoodie is looking great!

  12. Nice job, the sweater is coming along swimmingly. I agree with Sarah, those look like Hellebores, they are a such a sweet little plant.

  13. Spring? I’m so jealous. They’re still grooming our path for XC skiers and I know now that there’s no Spring here in Utah, it’s called Mud Season. So much to look forward to! Hope all’s well, we took a long weekend in SoCal and enjoyed the warm weather. Dee