I promised y'all some Alex model shots in his new sweater. Here they are!
He's always reluctant to model for me but he does such a good job!
Isn't he adorable!?
The pattern is Brownstone by Jared Flood. It knitted up super quickly (I finished in less than a month!) The pattern was easy to follow and fun to work on. I'll definitely be making another one of these in the future.
The yarn I used is Wool of the Andes in Indigo Heather from KnitPicks. It's a touch scratchy since it's 100% Wool, it'll be perfect for layering come cold weather times.
I made two I-cords for the toggle loops. The pattern calls for a different technique but I thought the I-cords were more visually pleasing. The toggles are from SuppliesSundries on Etsy
Alex is very pleased with his new sweater and we're both impatiently waiting for the weather to get cold enough to sport our new jumpers.
Not gonna lie, it was actually a really hot, muggy day during our photo-shoot but he powered through, just like he did for last years muggy sweater shoot.
I'm thinking my next Brownstone sweater should be in a fun Tweed. I've definitely been enjoying my sweater knitting lately, I'm enthused for some cold weather so I don't roast while I'm working on them.
I hope you've enjoyed the adorable Alex photo session. I'm off to do all manner of Fall themed things like baking stuff and putting up Halloween decorations! Enjoy this last week of September, it's almost time to carve pumpkins and hand out candy!
Alex and I have decided to take on the exciting project of reorganizing our office/sewing/music room. With the help of our friend Jess (transportation, organization, measuring and planning authority) we've successfully planned out the space to be as efficient as possible for the many activities we use it for. We've purchased all new furniture and shelving and have been hard at work putting it all together and installing it!
I don't have great photos of our works in progress, and our before pictures might actually be too scary for the internets (Aaaahhh, embarrassing!) But when it's all cleaned up I'll give you a full tour.
Here are some sneak peeks;
This is the biggest shelving unit we got from Ikea. We actually have another smaller set for the opposite wall.
And this is the mid section of our wall length double desk.
We've got chairs coming soon that match the desk almost perfectly and we've got some furniture from other rooms that will be relocated to the sewing room as soon as we get rid of the old stuff. It's going to be ridiculously organized! Just in time for us to start recording Ashley & Alex's Christmas Album 2016!
I am SO excited to finally get this room under control, we've been struggling with keeping it organized for years and now that we have the shelves and storage compartments it should no longer be a struggle!
I'll keep you updated, hopefully we'll have it mostly finished by the end of the month!
Thanks for reading!
I've had a busy couple of weeks crafting and decorating for Fall. I've got a bevy of fun stuff to show you, lets get started!
I recently finished Alex's Fall Sweater. It turned out super cute! I'm gonna grab some pictures of him wearing it this weekend so you can see how cute he looks.
Here are some previews;
I also started a cute pair of fingerless mittens out of Baby Alpaca Silk Drops Yarn for my Etsy shop. The pattern is Pioneer Lace Fingerless Mitts by Christy Hills.
I don't usually make projects with such tiny needles and yarn, so it has been a kind of frustrating project (ladders for days!) but they're coming along nicely. (Don't stress, I fixed all ladders, I'm a perfectionist.) The lace pattern is on the back and the front of the mittens so this is not a project you can work on while watching TV, you pretty much have to read every row of the pattern like a book while you're knitting.
I'm exited to get these up on the Etsy, I think they will make a great Fall gift for someone.
I put up some Fall decor, including my homemade Fall banner and my pom-pom garland!
As for last weeks projects,
I finished a cute, little cactus named Clem, you can find his pattern here.
I also finished a Pumpkin Tea Cozy because, why not!?
I used this pattern (heavily altered to look more like a pattern from this book) and some fantastic Drops Big Merino, which is a touch splitty but otherwise lovely to work with. I'll definitely need more of this stuff.
Whew! That's a lot of projects!
I hope you've enjoyed my journey of September creations, don't worry, it's far from over! I'm going to be starting on some new, fun stuff as early as next week!
Thanks for following along!
After an entire month of deciding on a business name and re-creating all of my business sites with a name that I can't be sued for, I'm back!
You can expect some new awesome stuff here soon.
I just finished an amazing purple sweater which you will see here very soon. I've also finished an adorable wool pom pom hat and started on some super cute green fingerless mittens, both projects will be available soon in my Etsy shop.
I am up and running and if you have comments, suggestions or are just pumped to see the blog back up in action let me know! New content is coming soon and I'm very stoked to be back!
Thanks for keeping in touch through this magical journey.
PS. I will be starting work on Ashley&Alex Christmas Album 2016 soon so you can expect some musical updates also. Though don't expect too much since it's a secret project but we're hoping to have it on Soundcloud by the beginning of December, so get excited!
Thanks for continuing to read about my magical adventures and creations! Stay tuned!
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