Lots of work ahead

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How was everybody's weekend? Have you been able to relax a bit? And have you had some knitting time to yourself? I sure do hope so!

For me, the whole weekend through, I have been thinking about all the projects that lay ahead of me. It is really a lot and to prevent myself from going completely bonkers, I have set priorities on a weekly basis. 

Today, at the beginning of a new week, I would like to show you what you can expect from Getting Purly With It in the next few days!

Are you ready? Let's go!

Request from knitter Becky

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Last week, knitter Becky contacted me on Ravelry asking me about my Seattle gloves. She really would like to knit her husband a pair of fingerless gloves, preferably the Seattle gloves. Only problem is, my Seattle gloves are knitted on needle size US#3, and Becky wants to use needle size US#7. Also, she would like to use her Mochi Plus yarn to knit the Seattle Gloves in a men size, using needle US#9.

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How to go about this? How do you recalculate an existing pattern into the gauge that you want to use? And is there a big difference in sizing for Men and Women when it comes to fingerless gloves?

I think Becky has a very good question here, and in order for everybody to benefit from it, I am going to prepare a picture tutorial showing how to handle this knitting situation.

In this picture tutorial I am going to work with WORSTED/needle size US7 and ARAN/needle size US9.  

Request from knitter Jenni

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My dear friend Jenni who is incredibly sweet (look at her, she's taking a picture of a heart on the street), went gaga over a cowl picture I posted on my Face Book account. The picture was from the Zara lookbook and I was particularly taken with the beautiful black and grey colors:

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Jenni fell in love with the cowl and told me: "You must write out that cowl pattern!

And since I hardly can deny Jenni anything when it comes to knit wear, I guess I simply have to honor her request.

So there you have it, two requests from knitters are being honored and I am going to have my hands full this week!

Bumping into a muse: a pair of shoes

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Oh sweet Heavens, I bumped into the most beautiful shoes I have ever come across in my whole entire life! They stopped my in my track and kept me up all night. They even kept me from thinking about yarn!

I purchased them and little did I suspect that these very shoes, would invoke design inspiration within me. I love it when that happens and in the coming week I am going to prepare a post on how this muse in the form of a pair of shoes is talking to me and making me dream about knitwear design.

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So, lots to look forward to and lots to work on by yours truly! 

Thank you for reading and see you tomorrow...

 

Comments

can't wait!

Thanks so much Nancy! I can't wait to knit your new pattern for my husband (and for me).Becky

Oh Nancy! I heart you! You fill my heart with so much love! {P.s. when did you take that picture of me? :}}

On our way to that southern bistro...

Jenni, I took that picture of you while we were on our way to that Southern Bistro? We were heading over there to have drink, I think with Lexi...  

Nice!

The shoes AND the cowl. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Love those shoes!

OMG, I love those shoes... I feel like a little girly girl. The cowl is going to be on a big gauge!

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