Hey! Ho! I Have An FO!

Happy Friday, friends. I have some exciting things to share today. I finished knitting something! And summer really is here because everything is green and beginning to ripen. I hope you have something caffeinated to drink this morning because I have a lot of pictures to share with you.

I finished my DRK Everyday Sweater (Ravelry link) this week, knit up in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes. I went up a size because I’m never really sure about pullovers but wish that I would have stayed with my typical size. That’s okay – it’s a super cozy sweater and a relatively quick knit. I will definitely be making more! These pictures are taken with shorts (it IS July, after all) and the sweater looks so cute with them! This knit simply goes with everything. Case in point, I’ve found my fall gardening outfit:

If you’re trying to picture me in my garden this fall, I can almost guarantee that THIS is what I’ll be wearing. I feel like Misty from Homestead Rescue – if only I could build like her! I had a few false starts with this sweater (I misread the instructions multiple times and the kitty took off with my project at one point, so I think I ripped back 3-4 times before I finally got going), but it was all worth it in the end. I am thrilled to have a finished knitted project – it’s been too long!

(Luckily, the sweater was still a little damp when I took these pictures and it kept me cool!)

In Monday’s post I was excited about the forecasted thunderstorms. We had an amazing all day soaking rain, but never got the thunderstorms here at my house. And then we spent yesterday watching the radar but those storms missed us too. That was a bummer because it was a really muggy day! I keep thinking about the cooler days we’ve had until now and trying to transport myself back there.

Our garden is doing quite well! We’re getting some little green tomatoes, our first zucchini has been picked, and the cucumbers are starting to climb. We’ve had salads from the greens, replanted the radishes, and finished off all the peas. Matthew wrapped the garden in our old electric fence (not plugged in) because the deer are outlandish. They seem to be eating everything!

I’ve been busy weeding and we’re in the process of building some raised beds along the front walkway to the porch. We’re hoping to use it seasonally – plant some tulip bulbs in late fall to bloom the following spring, then fill with pretty annuals for the summer, and then fill with mums in the fall, and then replace with fresh bulbs once they pass — all to start all over again. We always have big plans. It’s the execution that gets us.

One other joyful thing: I got an email from Masterpiece saying that Magpie Murders will premier in October! I put it on my calendar because I loved those books and a series sounds like so much fun. There is so much to look forward to!

I’m going to leave you with a video of me dancing in my new sweater. I hope you all have a great weekend and it’s exactly what you need. Take good care!

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  1. You look so adorable in your sweater and overalls! It looks like the perfect slightly oversized sweater to throw on over anything and everything, and I predict that you will get a ton of wear out of it. I can also tell from that big smile that you are thrilled with it!

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  2. This post is awesome, Katie! I love that sweater! It is really perfect! (and I love your little dance video at the end!) Have a great weekend! XO

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    1. Thank you, Kat!! I had fun taking the pictures and I usually hate doing that… so that’s a good sign. I felt really good in the sweater!

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  3. Cute sweater! I can’t believe you wore that outside in the summer… I would die immediately. I also loved the Magpie Murders (the whole series really) and I didn’t know it was going to be a show. I’m excited!

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    1. Thanks Sarah!! Luckily the sweater was still a little damp and that made a BIG difference πŸ™‚ I also loved the Magpie Murders series — we should chat about the show once it airs! (but I usually fall behind on the Masterpiece stuff and have to catch up like 6 months later. I’m hoping not to do that with this one!!)

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  4. Your sweater is so pretty and looks great with your overalls. I bought those overalls and they look so cute on you. Not so cute on my so I cut them down and made them into pants which I am loving. I am excited about Magpie Murders too

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Juliann. I’m sorry that overalls didn’t work out for you. I think my shrunk a little bit after I washed them, which was disappointing… but I still enjoy them πŸ™‚

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  5. Cute, Katie! Love the dance. πŸ™‚ I haven’t been picturing you with long hair all this time, because your profile picture has short hair ( or is it just pulled back?) Good luck with your raised bed plans.

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    1. Thanks Laila! I should update my profile picture because it’s from at least six years ago. I haven’t gotten a haircut since the summer of 2017 because the thought of small talk with a hairdresser just paralyzes me.

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  6. Your new sweater is an awesome finish – I do love a long-sleeved pullover with shorts and it works well with your overalls, too … yay for wardrobe staples! I’m binging Anthony Horowitz’s Hawthorne trilogy; devoured The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death this weekend and now I have a short wait for #3. Maybe I’ll re-read Magpie and I never did read any more in that series. I’m sure PBS will do a nice job with the adaptation (unlike Netflix with Jane Austen πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Mary! It’s definitely a versatile sweater and I’m looking forward to wearing it with everything. Thanks for the book recs — I was actually on the waitlist for that other Horowitz series! I’ve borrowed it and am hoping to start it early next week? I’m listening to My Year of Meats right now and am really enjoying it. And I think you’ll love the second in the Magpie series!

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