Slowly making progress on Miss teen's birthday mitts. I'm past the thumb split and working up the arm. We are coming with my parents this weekend so I'm enjoying the beautiful weather and knitting outside. Until next time, laugh often, love deeply and knit the day away!
I finally finished spinning the 3 black and purple braids of merino I bought awhile ago. Last night I wound one to start knitting a birthday pair of arm warmers for my teen, whose birthday was yesterday. Story of my life lately. The yarn is 100% merino that I custom ordered for the teen. Spun… Continue reading Delayed birthday knitting
For the most part, I try to knit and spin from stash fiber/yarn, but I've had a few fiber purchases come in the last month. My yarn stash is usually adequate for small projects and occasional kid sweaters. But since most of my yarns are single skeins bought with socks in mind, I have to… Continue reading Stash Sunday
I've taken a few days to figure out what projects I wanted to work on. Having so many hobbies is a blessing but also most often a curse. I often feel guilty when I'm working on anything besides my knitting, since it was my first "love" (well technically I did crochet before but we don't… Continue reading Neon stripes and little hexagons
Last week I skipped posting since the only thing I've worked on is my Llama Drama shawl. I was able to finish it tonight and even got ends woven in, washed and it's on the blocking mats. Blocking shawls is definitely not a skill I'd say I'm proficient in since I don't knit shawls on… Continue reading Early Wednesday posting
Not much has happened with my crafting. Well that's not true, lots of knitting but all on a single project with a few scattered rows on my Nanner socks. I really have been bloody horrible at updating here, sorry about that. And yes, I've been watching a bunch of British TV. I've made lots of… Continue reading Sunday vibes
I finished my lollipop yarns stripey socks. Colorway is Charisma. Just a basic top down with 68 stitches, slip stitch heel flap with rounded square turn and standard toe. I cast on for another pair with more lollipop yarn but I may finish a different sock wip that has been hiding in the ufo pile.… Continue reading Sunday socks!
I started sample knitting for my LYS a couple weeks ago. It's a great way to knit patterns that look fun but aren't something I'd wear or use new yarns. So my main project right now is this shawl by Casapinka, The pattern is Llama Drama and the yarn is Yakima from Plymouth yarn. I… Continue reading Sample knitting and socks
After I finished hats for both hubby and my dad in December, I had yarn left from my Gotland lamb handspun yarn. While cleaning for the New Year, I found some previous handspun from when I first got my Spin-E-Kube wheel. It was 144 yards of a worsted-ish weight yarn, (10 wpi falls between worsted… Continue reading Three weeks of crafting – pt. 4
In my head, splitting up these catch-up posts into a few smaller posts makes more sense than having you scroll through a super long post. This one will have actual projects in it so yay! Shortly after New Year's, I finished Miss 4-year-old's sweater and she wore it to her preschool art class on the… Continue reading Three weeks of crafting – pt. 2