Friday, August 29, 2014

A (Sort of) KAL

I'm writing, writing, writing here, to get the Inverness Gloves done for test knitters. I've added a little something to the patterning on the back of the gloves for a tiny bit of zing, but you'll have to wait to see that. Meanwhile, my thoughts are drifting to my fall wardrobe needs. I'm thinking about knitting a new "Buttonbox" in Ella Rae Classic Heathers, colour #137.
This will be a quick knit (I hope), because I have to pump out another couple of things before Rhinebeck rolls around, and I have to get things ready for the November retreat, and whoa, I'm starting to feel stressed, which isn't how I like knitting to be. Anyway, I really need this addition to my fall lineup. It's the perfect item for transitional seasons, and I know I'll get tons of wear out of it. Feel free to knit along with me, although this won't be a formal KAL through Ravelry. You have a few days to find the perfect wool while I finish up the gloves project. Remember, avoid choosing a superwash wool--the pattern is designed for wools that can be wet-blocked and moulded into shape. That little collar just won't stay in place otherwise.

My Buttonbox model is coming home this weekend from her summer in Slicon Valley, wild blueberry pie is being made for a welcome back treat, and the leaves outside my window are tinged with red.

 It's the best time of year to be a knitter!


  1. Sooooooooo, how close to "old lady pink" is color #126???????

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  3. Deb, I should have written colour 137, not 126. It's an undyed sheepy, heathery grey.

  4. I'm in for the "Buttonbox " KAL. I've been wanting to do it ever since the first showing and now's my best chance. 'Must wait for the yarn to arrive and then I can join. I'm very eager to get started. Thanks.

  5. I just cast on the Buttonbox last night for much the same reason you have. I LOVE it and I am hoping to quickly get it off the needles and wear it this fall. Such a beautiful pattern, thank you!
    Michele J.

  6. I started Buttonbox last summer, but it slid to wip status until this past month. Thanks to my Rav group, I pulled it out and as of this morning it only needs the pockets sown down, a few ends woven in and buttons (blocking, too). I didn't realize the need for all wool, so I'll just have to live with my choice (75% acrylic, 25% wool), but I did do your 3x increase on the collar, so that should help, right? I think #137 would make a wonderful Buttonbox for any wardrobe!! Rita (aka "corasdaughter")