Cardigan Progress and the Mug



Good morning all, how are you?  I'm doing great even though it's been days since the sun beamed its rays for more than a minute or two.  I never thought that sunshine was so important to me, but apparently it is.  I'm craving it.

Lucky for me, I have my knitting and boy have I been knitting a lot.  I finished all the repeats for the sleeves of my Hitofude cardigan and today will be the undoing of my provisional cast on.  This is the crocheted provisional cast on that I looked up in my 211 ways to cast on and bind off book because the last sweater I just used scrap yarn and improvised.  I do not recommend improvising, it will be your downfall.

If something is worth doing right, well, do it the right way, right??  Where was my smarter self when I needed her?




And because many of you asked to see my new favorite tea mug, here she is!  (I think tea mugs would be a she).  I have had many mugs of tea and so far I'm tickled.  I love the wide base so I can precariously balance the mug on the love seat arm chair.  The slightly narrow top keeps the tea warm a little longer.  Sigh.  I'm in mug loving heaven!

The mug was crafted by Pottery by Bachert on the site is a list of festivals they will be at in the north east of PA and surrounding states during the year.



Comments

  1. Oh, I love that purple! I still don't know how you manage to knit such big things as a sweater in such fine yarn...but it really is gorgeous... xo

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  2. Gorgeous knitting and a really lovely mug!

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  3. Your cardigan looks beautiful and I love it in purple. I opened the provisional cast on twice (because I started twice ;-(( and thicker scrap yarn worked definitely better. I am now in the skirt part and I decided to do the summer cardigan version. Such a lovely pattern!

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    1. just popped in to see yours and it's gorgeous!

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  4. A feast for the eyes with your gorgeous knitting, such a beautiful colour.

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  5. love the color way. and a very nice mug

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  6. That is going be a lovely Hitofude! You have the same mug criteria that I do; it always surprises me how hard it is to find a mug with a wide base. Yours is beautiful!

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  7. Love the color of your cardigan and LOVE everything about your new mug. Just lovely...

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  8. You've made good progress on your Hitofude, it's growing more wonderful every time we see it

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  9. Your Hitofude is looking beautiful! I love the heathered purple yarn you are using.

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  10. Oh your Hitofude will be awsome, it's bound to be a succeeees! That mug is so cozy!

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  11. Oh that sweater! I want to try it, but it looks like it might be a tricky pattern to read judging by the comments I read on the pattern page on Ravelry.

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    1. it is unusual in construction but once you are holding knitting in your hands it seems to go okay.

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  12. That's an excellent mug! I'm loving the progress on your Hitofude, it really is turning out beautifully :)

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  13. Lovely lovely stitches...
    yummy mug

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  14. that purple is fabulous and I adore the mug!

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  15. Your Hitofude is going to be fabulous, Karen. Love that color! You must be one of the world's fastest knitters! That pattern is in my stack... Pretty mug.

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  16. Love the colors, love the mug, there isn't anything in this post that I don't like, LOL! <3

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  17. Gorgeous mug!!!! I love the colour, she is very pretty!!! I think that it is very important to have the right mug!! xx

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  18. Your Hitofude is looking so good!! Love that color! Such a beautifully shaped mug... she is a perfect. blessings ~ tanna

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  19. Gorgeous pattern, love the way it flows, and love your yarn choice. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful mug, love the color.I know the love that passes between a tea drinker and a tea mug. Sadly, I have broken such lovely tea mugs over the years and have had to learn to get less attached! Maybe when there aren't so many little feet running around here anymore I can pursue a new love affair ;)

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  20. The purple is fabulous! And I am in love with your mug (I agree....tea mugs are she!)

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  21. Your knitting is gorgeous and that mug is quite lovely ... I do love pottery!

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  22. I LOVE your mug Karen, and your knitting, as always, is just lovely. I hope the sun shines again soon. We had the most beautiful day today, 20 degrees and sunshine. Suppose to be the same for the rest of the week...whooohooooo!!!!!

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  23. Beautiful cardigan! Love it and the mug!

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  24. Gorgeous progress on your Hitofude. That color is just one of those that would be make all that knitting easier. You are very right, no improvising. :)
    All my tea mugs are girls, so I am in agreement with you. Love yours!

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  25. Does this mean that coffee mugs are he's? I guess I think they are both she's!

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  26. I want your Hitofude, it's stunning Karen, really.
    And your mug makes me smile, it's perfect for you .

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  27. Oh, it is a lovely mug! I like the shape of it, but also the colour is gorgeous!

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  28. The color for Hitofude is gorgeous! I would definitely make another one. But I have to finish the first one...

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  29. The cardigan is coming along so nicely! I forget the yarn you are using... Sunshine is so special. I am solar powered for sure.

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  30. Lovely cardi (and mug!). I have been taking a ceramics class (and ceramics is so much harder than I thought!), and now I examine each and every mug for the qualities I like and want to copy!

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  31. I love that purple yarn more each time you share it. Perfect colour. I also love your mug, having the perfect mug for your tea is so important isn't it?

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