soft study

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I have a fondness for the inconsistent greys of birch tools, the shattered flecks of ocean colored glass set in porcelain, the overcast blur of winter light,

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the concern of emotion that can be stitched in wool,

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the soft glow of linen, the comfort of bare feet, the roundness of tummies,

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the milkshake of that pink,

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the curiosity of pose, the tiny cotton flower crocheted with thread on that cold morning, just because,

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the cohesion of handmade,

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and if we can leave pants out of it, let’s leave pants out of it.

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a sweater week

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Little ranunculus, I’m so infatuated with your lovely lacy yoke & loosey stitches.

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Admittedly I struggled a little at first with the loose/slightly sloppy stitches (my nature is tight & tidy) but I backed off and chilled the f out about it, knowing (hoping) blocking will magically straighten everything up and the loose gauge really does give it such beautifully airy drape.

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When I got to the bit where I had to decide short sleeves or not, I couldn’t, so I put them on hold and went on …at this moment, I’m lost somewhere between half and three quarter with some ribbing.

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I didn’t modify the length on this at all, I got nostalgic for the oversized cropped 80’s sweatshirt shape of it.

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A morning of finishing up.

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Sleeves to match the hem.

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Totally not blocked, but not totally as sloppy stitches gross as I was anticipating!

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This is the prettiest textured yoke ever, gosh, I just adore itΒ Β πŸ’• and I would love to make a less airy worsted weight version ..but alas I am a fireball. (not even entirely sure I can survive this dk weight cotton/wool)

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Pattern: Ranunculus by Midori Hirose.

Yarn: Ash Lawn Collection by Cestari, colorway mint.