Saturday, January 26, 2013


I'm trying to get my financial house in order this year. I'm going to try to live thrifty, bring my lunch more and (gasp!) get serious about my savings. As part of this resolution, I'm trying to use yarn I already own. I have more than I realized, and it really should be put to good use.

A few months ago, I won a yarn give-away hosted by Holla Knits. I won two skeins of Dirty Water DyeWorks Edna in Celery - a beautiful wool-silk blend of yarn in a lovely green color. I was trying to figure out how best to use it, and since I got it from Holla Knits, it only made sense to use a Holla Knits pattern!

It was time to cast on Put a Belt On It

I had a small skein of KnitPicks Swish Sport in Cobblestone Heather. I think it makes a really nice contrast to the green. And my, how a project with no sleeves flies!

Plus, there's the back. CABLES. Yum.

Just finished up the seed stitch border this morning and thought you'd like to see the magic of blocking.

And here we have it drying:

I'll try to be better about modeling the finished garments, but for now, enjoy the magic of blocking!!


  1. Oh wow! It's awesome. I have yarn for that pattern, but haven't gotten to it yet. I'm glad I've seen your blocking before and after or I might would worry about how small it seems before blocking.

    1. Hi Michelle!

      My gauge isn't 100% accurate, but even after blocking, I'm finding the armholes to be a bit snug. Just a heads up!