life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
Houston, the Magic has landed!
I know, I know. You have been wondering whatever happened to me. I have been knitting and knitting on the Marled Magic Sweater (by Stephen West), and it just seemed that it would be boring to put up even more pictures of my cat MacKenzie sleeping on ANOTHER chunk of knitted fabric (even if it was mohair fabulousness…).
I eventually stopped posting to the blog and just kept on knitting. And knitting. Then I finished the knitting and I was so exhausted by the whole experience that I didn’t get the ends woven in for another week.
Thursday I took the sweater back out and finished it. It is done. It is beautiful. It is very, very warm. Did I mention that the temperature is in the 80’s outside? I sadly packed the Magic away to wait for colder days and some snow.
Don’t you want to see it?
Not the best pictures, but pretty good for selfies, don’t you think?
I used so many yarns to make this I finally just listed them the best I could in the notes part of my Ravelry entry. If you are interested, here is the link to my project page.
I just checked the weather report… it is going to snow next Thursday! I know what I’ll be wearing while I’m knitting that day!
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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25 thoughts on “Houston, the Magic has landed!”
Wow does the sweater look amazing! I can see why you can’t wait to wear it. ☺
It is really amazing. It looks a lot better when I’m wearing it and in motion.
Amazing for selfies! And your sweater is gorgeous- so interesting and colourful and pretty:)
I discovered that my new phone has a timer for selfies and you can tell it to take three in a row. It makes a loud click with each shot, and there is about 10 seconds between clicks, so I got all three of those at the same time. Slick, huh!
I like this sweater so much I am already collecting blue and green yarns for another one. More knitting!!
Huh I wonder if my phone will do that? Another sweater in blues and greens sounds like a great plan!
It’s a Samsung Galaxy, last year’s version. I think the camera on this phone is fantastic!
Oh I just have an iphone5 so it’s not that fancy. I have heard that those cameras are amazing!
What an amazing pattern and it looks fab on you 🙂 I’m just about to go check out your link to ravelry 🙂
It is a really great pattern. I’m putting together yarns for another one: more stash busting!!
Hehe…I went to ravelry and realized I’d seen it before so I think I must have checked it out following one of your earlier posts. It was good to be reminded of it 🙂
The good thing about that pattern is that it is made of simple blocks that allow easy knitting while you play with color. The no sewing part is high on my list, too. 🙂
Gorgeous!!! It looks so cozy and warm.
Yellow Boy (that’s what my brain calls him) is so handsome. Don’t tell MacKenzie I said that:)
Yellow Boy is actually a good name for him. He is so handsome, goofy and full of personality, but cowardly. Very cowardly. He hides so much people never guess how much fun he is.
Great cape. I had one not unlike that in the 1970s
Wow, that sweater is amazing. It definitely looks warm and cozy. I would probably never take it off once winter hits……
That’s kind of what I’m thinking too. As soon as the snow flies that sweater will get popped on!
Oh my gosh! It is sooo awesome. Don’t worry, I think colder days are coming soon!!
Cold came today!! Hooray!
Thank you. It’s snowing outside this evening and I am wearing the Magic!!
Snow!! Whoohoo! It was 70 here and I rushed to get the grass mowed and leaves bagged up as we have our trash/recycle/ and yard waste trucks coming tomorrow. AND a cold front is coming in tonight from your way. I am grinning while my daughter is bemoaning the cold🙂 but she is not a knitter and doesn’t understand…..😉😉 hope you are all nice and cozy in your newest hand knit sweater,🙂
The front is on its way east… enjoy! It is going to be darn cold here overnight. My roses outside are crying, but I am rocking the knittingl
Excellent job. It looks cozy and how happy you are with the results.
Best knitting sweater ever! 🙂