Hey everyone, sorry for not updating in such a long time! I have been knitting a lot but too busy with school to keep up with this blog.
Right now I’m working on a lavender sweater for my sister as a gift for her high school graduation. I copied the pattern from an issue of Interweave Knits.
I’m going to make it 4-5 inches shorter on the bottom, since my sister likes slightly cropped shirts.
This is what I have so far:
I’m really loving the cables on this pattern!
I’m using a basic acrylic yarn, one of the Caron one pound balls. I usually prefer wool or cotton to acrylic, but one of my professors had some extra yarn and offered me some, which of course I couldn’t refuse!
P.S. I’ve been carrying my projects around in this adorable canvas bag from my favorite yarn store, Yarn in Montpelier VT. Check them out if you live in the area!
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!
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.
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.