On Nnenna’s Needles #28: Hey There Sailor Sweater

On Nnenna's Needles #28: Hey There Sailor Sweater

Hey There Sailor Sweater 

As soon as I stumbled onto this pattern on Stefanie’s blog, I knew it would be my next knitting project! Not only do I love the stripes, but I loved the simplicity of the pattern as well.  I eagerly ordered my yarn from KnitPicks and waited for it arrive.  Since I don’t own anything with the classic red and white stripes, those are the colors I chose to make my sweater.  The pattern was well-written and easy to follow, so knitting it up was a breeze.  The only thing I might change is that the yarn is bit fuzzier than I would like, but a quick brush with the lint roller usually cleans all that right off.  I love the nautical vibe of this sweater and it’s perfect to wear on those days that are sunny, but there’s still a bit of breeze!

I’ve been knitting less than before and I’m not working on anything at the moment, which is so unusual for me!  I find it more difficult to knit when it’s warmer outside because you do get a little overheated with a knitting project on your lap!

Tell me: Are there any other knitters out there? What do you knit during the warmer months?


starcrossedsmile knits

starcrossedsmile knits 3_sartorial sidelines

As you guys may know, my little etsy shop has been open for a few months now!  I seriously do a little *squeal* of excitement every time someone buys one of my items.  And I love it even more when people send me sweet messages or pictures of how they styled their purchases!  I’ve been collecting these pictures over the past few months and I just wanted to share them with you guys here :)


My sister


My friend’s nieces

If you’ve purchased one of my items and snapped a picture when you wore it, I’d love to feature you too!

In other news, I’m going to an NYC Blogger Swap tonight and I’m super excited!  I can’t wait to see some of my NYC blogger friends there, like Alex and Jamillah, and of course, get my swap on! :)

On Nnenna’s Needles #27: This is Your Home Now

Ten-Stich Blanket 1

Ten-Stitch Blanket

If you recall from this post, I started working on this blanket last summer!  I had just moved to New York and I wanted something special to make my new apartment feel more homey.  Fast forward several months later and I finally finished it!  I really love the way it turned out and I think all the different shades of blue look great together.  Right now, it is the perfect lap blanket size and it adds a pretty personal touch to the little living space I’ve created in my bedroom.  It’s so nice to be able to curl up on my couch with this cozy blanket, my current book (just started Book 2 of The Hunger Games), and a tasty cup of tea!

Etsy Shop Update: Headbands Galore!

Soft Knit Headband in Pale Yellow

While I was waiting for Jason Wu for Target to go live on Saturday (more to come on that in tomorrow’s post!) I had plenty of time to catch up on some knitting and add a few new colors to the store! :)  There is limited stock on some of the new items, so if you see something you like you should snatch it up quickly (click images for the links)!