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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! 

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

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First Pair of Socks

I’ve never knitted socks before, but I have just started my first pair and I’m pretty excited about it. 


After this, I am planning on knitting some as holiday presents for my family members.  Right now I am using a pattern I got from Must Love Yarn, a great LYS in Shelburne, Vermont. I got it for free during the annual Great Northern Yarn Haul! Check out my ongoing blog post about the yarn haul pinned at the top of my blog. 




I am using a yarn by Crystal Palace Yarns, now sadly discontinued, from their Danube line.


Yarn in Montpelier still has some of the Crystal Palace Yarns in stock, so I’m planning on heading there and scooping some up before they disappear forever. Here’s a bonus look at the ones I currently have that I might grab matches for:


That’s all for now! Keep an eye out for more updates on my other projects!

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.