“Yeah, I said it, accessorary.”
I’ve been a little obsessed with Lizzo this week. If you haven’t listened to her album, you won’t get my reference, but if you don’t mind a lot of cussing, I recommend it. It’s got a heavy vibe of empowerment and self-confidence, and I need as much of that as possible. Plus it’s catchy and fun to sing along with. Anyway, I have zero knitting to share today. All I’ve done this week is about four inches of the second pink sock and I’m not wasting precious image space on that. Instead I’ll show you the gorgeous new mug I got from HaldeCraft.
It’s a purple sweater mug!! She had a little sale on the cable mugs and bowls and I just had to get myself a purple sweater mug. How could I not? I love it so much. And I love that it came with three packets of tea. We ordered a yellow butter dish from her to give to the girl for Christmas and I was just really impressed with everything, so I was delighted to get to order something else.
And here, I’ll show you one more thing:
I now have a sweater quantity of Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Locura Fluo! Now, lest you think I have fallen off the wagon, this is my belated Christmas yarn that only set me back around $12, so I’m not counting it. I’s going to be bright and colorful and crazy and I think I’ll absolutely love it! But I have to knit it first. I think I’m going to use this pullover pattern, Apogean. Mine will be long-sleeved, not short. I was tempted to make a cardigan, but then I’d have to do an awful lot of purling (because this yarn needs to be stockinette and not garter), and I seem to go marginally faster on sweaters knit in the round than back and forth. In any case, I’m not going to cast on until I finish the Boxy on my needles so it’ll be a while because my knitting mojo is MIA and even when it appears, it doesn’t appear for sweater knitting. Maybe it will make for good TV knitting while I watch the Oscars tomorrow night.
Happy weekend, friends!
Now I’m singing Lizzo in my head. The mug is great, and you had to get a purple one. Your sweater will be amazing.
Yesss Lizzo stuck in my head again. I love her!
I also love the mug and all the little knitty details, it’s awesome.
Love your “accessorary”! That is a very cool mug, and your yarn is gorgeous!
Nice yarn! And yes, I agree that sweaters in the round do seem to go faster than when you have to go back and forth. Plus, there is less seaming to do afterwards that way. 😉
Oh gosh, seaming is the worst. I don’t think I’d ever be able to make a sweater where each piece is knit separately!
Right… so don’t make a Fair Isle sweater, either. Because I have never sewn in as many ends as I did for that sweater. I think that was more ends than I’ve sewn in TOTAL before so far. Worth it, though.
I just love that mug. I would love to find something like that to give as a gift to my knitting bff. Those yarn colors are amazing! I immediately thought of something by Stephen West, although that might be too over the top.
Oooh, yes, good idea! And with this yarn, I don’t think there’s any such thing as TOO over the top!! LOL!
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