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Project Updates 08.01.17

Hey all! Sorry for my absence, I actually wanted to finish some projects before posting my next update but that hasn’t happened. 

I was working on this scarf using gorgeous cotton yarn from the Great Adirondack Yarn Co., but I had to unravel it because I was making it too wide and I wouldn’t have had enough yarn to complete it. I was thinking of buying more of it, but this particular colorway is out of stock everywhere near me. Sigh!


Next up is the socks I’ve been working on using the Crystal Palace yarns. I have two mismatched socks done, and I’ve started the third one. Here is the second one I just finished last week:


In other news, I did end up scooping up some more Crystal Palace yarns from my LYS, so I’m all stocked up on those for the time being (possibly forever). This picture is very purple but it’s the only one I have at the moment. More to come.


I’ve also been watercolor painting a lot lately, using my new espresso machine, and playing around with makeup art. I also got a new phone stand and will hopefully be making more youtube videos! 

Follow me on…

Instragram: sophieatthedisco (personal) or spacegirlcolor (makeup)

Youtube: nononsensesophie

Twitter: realaliengirl 

Ravelry: LittleKnitsRIT

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more projects I’ve been picking away at! 

Layered Hat PROGRESS

Hey guys! I have a lot of progress to report but I haven’t had much time to sit down and write it out, so for now I’ll just talk about this winter hat I’ve been working on. 

I finished the (very simple) lining and next I will move on to the wool outer shell.


I will, however, be putting this hat on hold for a bit as I have some other projects I’m working on. More on that to come!


Stay tuned for more updates on this, as well as hearing about some of the more exciting projects I have planned. Cheers! 

Current WIPs

I currently have 3 projects going and 4 more planned out.

Currently working on:

1. A white wool hat with soft blue multicolor lining.

The wool is from Mt. Ascutney View Farm, but unfortunately I don’t have any info on the blue yarn because I got it awhile ago and didn’t keep the label.

I have made quite a few hats before (at least 8-10), but I have never used a patterns as most of them have been pretty simple. I will make a post with pictures of my past projects at some point.

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2. A navy blue cotton practice sweater with yarn over increases.

This 100% cotton yarn is a mill end I picked up from A.C. Moore for cheap. This is the first sweater I’ve ever made so it’s mostly just for practice. I’m using top-down raglan style.

I used this youtube video  as a resource for this project.


3. Soft fingerless gloves.

This yarn is Danube DK (color 311) from Crystal Palace Yarn. It is Nylon, Wool, and Rayon, and incredibly soft and gorgeous. I highly recommend it. I picked it up at Yarn in Montpelier for $6.80 (for 163 yds/50g).

I am using size 4 needles and I roughly followed these instructions. I have made several pairs of gloves like these before, which I will also post at a later time.



I am actually going to end this post here and I’ll post my upcoming projects tomorrow.

Introduction

Knitting and Other Creative Endeavors  

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Who I Am

My name is Sophie, and I’m a (almost) 21-year-old college student who goes to school in Rochester, NY, and spends her summers in her hometown in the green mountains of VT.

At school, I major in a program called Digital Humanities & Social Sciences. It’s a combination of programming, digital design, and the humanities. As you can probably guess, I am very creative but also have a highly organized mind. This makes knitting a very good fit for me.

I’m an avid TV fan, and I’m currently watching the following shows (either on Netflix or on air):

  • The Office (UK)
  • Portlandia
  • The 100
  • Lost
  • Doctor Who
  • iZombie

What I Do

I am currently (as of July 4th) in the midst of my summer vacation, and using it to complete all sorts of crafting projects. I work full time for the state Agency of Transportation, and I sometimes have time on the job to work on personal projects. I use this time to knit, often while I listen to music or podcasts.

My favorite podcasts right now are Stuff You Should Know, and Stuff Mom Never Told You, but I am also looking for a good crafting or knitting podcast. Do you have any favorite podcasts? Let me know down below!

I buy as much of my yarn as possible from local yarn stores around the state, and I will be participating in the Great Northern Yarn Haul, which starts this Saturday, July 7th! I travel around the state for work, so I will hopefully have plenty of opportunity to visit local shops.

Do you have a favorite yarn shop in Vermont or the Rochester area? What is your favorite type or brand of yarn to use? Let me know in the comments!

 

On This Blog

Perhaps this is overly ambitious, but I am going to try to update this blog daily, or as often as possible, with updates on my latest knitting projects. Currently I am working on a pair of gloves, a hat, and a sweater. More information on those projects (and my future projects) in my upcoming posts.

I have only recently started trying to learn more about knitting beyond the basics, so this blog will also be my journey to improve my work, and maybe someday get to the level where I can start helping others.

Things I am currently working on learning:

  • lace knitting
  • double knitting
  • raglan sweaters
  • cables

Aside from knitting, I have several other creative hobbies, including:

  • makeup art
  • watercolor painting
  • writing
  • calligraphy
  • shopping (sort of kidding)

I will most likely post updates on all of these at some point. Let me know in the comments if there’s something specific you’d like to see more of!

Gallery

Below are some of the most recent pictures I’ve taken! If you have any questions please leave a comment 🙂