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.

 

sometimes handmade

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Most days I’m a sleeveless, shapeless, shift dress and a cardigan, today I have sleeves and a cowl ..a slow fashion linen wrinkle, just trying to do my best, to be my best, so I can give my best.

It’s Me Made May, a month where handmade clothes and ethical fashion are the topic. Taking a moment to recognize who makes our clothes, who benefits or who suffers from our decisions. The intent is not to shame old habits, but to guide us to better ones, gently reminding us to step away from trend buying, understand where the components of our lives come from, where they really go when we are done with them, and to make educated, respectful choices when we can.

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Fitting, a small batch of handmade Frozen Charlottes on my work bench today.