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
First off, yikes! I realized late last week that I hadn't posted a blog post in a while, and then the thought of trying to catch up with "all the crafting" that I had done in that time got to be overwhelming so I tried to ignore it. While I had big hopes of doing… Continue reading Three weeks of crafting – pt. 1
Although I'm done with holiday gift knitting, I still have been pushing myself to finish my current projects on the needles. *knocks on wood* I might actually finish them in time to be holiday gifts! Of course, now that I've said that, the universe will mess with me, oh well. First up with Miss 4… Continue reading 10 days left
About 7 years ago I knit this sweater for my now middle kiddo. It was not one of the first sweaters I had knit however both the cast-on and bind-offs were a bit tight. To be honest, it was never her favorite sweater but that's ok. Fast forward several years, we have Miss 4 year… Continue reading Reclaiming yarn
This week went by in a blur. Somehow it's Saturday and I don't know where the week went. I've been knitting and spinning every spare chance I have trying to finish projects. The mitts for my middle kiddo are coming along. The first is done - except for the thumb. I'm going to wait until… Continue reading Knit faster, the holidays are coming!
I finished knitting my dad's hat with my handspun. This yarn is an Aran weight spun from Gotland lamb roving. There was quite a bit of vegetable matter in the fiber still and I got most of it out while spinning but found some while knitting. I spun this on my Spin-E-Kube espinner. I have… Continue reading Dad’s Christmas hat
I've always loved freaking out the muggles by knitting in public. I've even combed and carded wool at the park while the girls played. Today is no different, I'm knitting on a new project - a hat for my dad for Christmas. I'm using my handspun that came out to an Aran/light bulky weight and… Continue reading Park knitting