My My Here Come the Fuzz: a YOP Update

Look at that fuzz!

I finished my Peaceful Lodge Sweater. I absolutely love it. I can wear it without a shirt underneath, too. I was worried about that because of the kid mohair content.

Pattern is Lodge Sweater by Ozetta. Yarn is Peaceful colorway in Superwash Merino DK by Cornbread and Honey held with Aloft by KnitPicks in color Sydney.

I grabbed the Cornbread and Honey yarn last spring at the Wild and Wooly Fiber Expo in Cleveland. There were five skeins of this colorway, and I scooped them all up with the intention of knitting a sweater. This is one of those dream projects that came together without much planning. Just a lot of knitting, so nothing to complain about. Mostly stockinette, too! I knit it on US 9 needles to get the most yardage out of the yarn, plus I hit gauge and liked the drape of the fabric.

I cast on Powdermill this week and have completed one round of corrugated rib. Not much to see so here is a photo of my pins. Marilee and I are having a little Powdermill knitalong. She wanted to start the new year off with a bang.

I continue to make progress on my scarf. I weave at least one color repeat each day, meaning all five colors. The stripes are random, so it’s not a pattern repeat. The purple is my favorite, and I’m halfway wishing I had woven the entire weft in purple. This will be fun to wear, though.

Yesterday, for Saturdate, Bob and I played a new game: Horrified: American Monsters. It was a little complicated at first, but once we got the hang of it, it was really fun. We also watched After Midnight. We enjoyed this romantic horror comedy. I haven’t laughed that hard during a movie in a while.

This has been a Year of Projects update. You can read my updated project list at this link. You can find out more about the group on Ravelry.

41 thoughts on “My My Here Come the Fuzz: a YOP Update

  1. Your sweater looks so cozy. Love the halo from the yarn. And a plus that it is not itchy on your torso. That scarf is going to be gorgeous. I love the purple too. Look at all those pins. And the fact your bag has holes in it for the pins to be put into it. That is awesome. Have a great week.

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  2. Must say success becomes you, Alissa! You look like a kid in your new Peaceful Lodge sweater!
    I really like that off the shoulder bodice. Might be nice to use it sans the sleeves and with a lower neckline in a cotton or linen for a summer top. Or, made long for a sheath style dress!
    The weaving is coming along beautifully, too. Yes, that scarf should be very fun to wear! You go girl!

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      1. Okay, so I just bought the pattern for the Peaceful Lodge sweater! I will try to follow my own advice. IE – make summer items in the winter and make a linen summer top using the bodice only. I will use up some ecru yarn I have had on-hand for ages and find an accent thread to carry with the linen to jazz it up a little. I am thinking I will make a 5-6 stitch garter rib at the arm holes and something very minimal at the neck opening. Don’t get me wrong I love the sweater as you have made it! Perhaps in the summer I will be making it, too! Love that you have shared the pattern and inspired me to pull out the needles! PS Your Ravelry page is excellent!

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  3. Love the Lodge sweater. It looks so comfy. Your weaving is beautiful….love all the gorgeous colors. I would love to do Powdermilk but it is a bit over my skill level but maybe someday. I’m going to look for that movie. Laughing is one of my favorite things to do! Have a great week!

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  4. Beautiful sweater! It looks so warm and cozy. One of those sweaters that you will reach for to wear out or when relaxing at home. The colors are beautiful. The Cornbread and Honey yarn…is that a yarn made in Michigan perhaps?

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