Monday, March 23, 2009

The Refined and Not-So-Refined

These finished sweater pics are a little on the yellow side but you can still see the results of the Refined Aran Jacket.

I used a rolled hem for the sleeves, bottom, and pocket edges. I also grafted the ribbed collar instead of using a three-needle bind off. It's noticeable but not as noticeable as the bind off was.

The little cables and the saddles give a nice zing to this understated pattern.

I'm not sure if I was trying to hold in my stomach or not, but if I wasn't I should be after baking this weekend!

First off was a delicious Irish Soda Bread. A little late for St. Patrick's Day but there wasn't anyone around to eat it then.

This was the killer - Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies. I actually made them twice. The first batch was for a friend at work and they turned out so good that I made them for the weekend when the whole family came to see my BIL, who was in PA for a wedding. Can't you just taste the peanutty goodness!

Finally, I'm finished the back and up to the armholes on the first side of Twist.


  1. Hmmm...I pulled out the Refined Aran pattern the last time you posted about it. Didn't do anything with it...just pulled it out.
    Your lovely results just might inspire me to pull out yarn.
    Maybe I should request future posts so I will swatch...

  2. Are you sharing the brownie recipe. I'm trapped in a hotel room drooling on my keyboard because I can't jump up and bake something RIGHT NOW.

  3. Hey, that sweater looks really nice! Makes me want to go back to that issue and check it out again.

  4. holy crap those brownies look amazing. oh yeah, the swaeter's nice too! :)

  5. Just found your blog via #twitterweave on Twitter. :) Love the knitting and, of course, the weaving! Got to be honest, though, the pic that most caught my eye was that peanut butter fudge brownie. Mmmm!

  6. Your accomplishments never cease to amaze me! You look terrific in the cardigan too!