I loved how elegant that scarf looked, so I decided to knit one.
My enthusiasm on the project faded quickly. It was a slow and boring knit. The temptation to frog and run away was enormous. I did not quit; it was too cold for running away. Over the next several months, I wore a “product knitter” hat, poured some beers and finished a very long scarf.
My lack of interest was not the pattern’s fault. As a matter of fact, I do not even remember what pattern I worked. No idea! What I do know is that I poorly picked my materials. I do not have the patience for knitting on small needles holding together two thin yarns.
I do love the drape of the finished scarf. This will be a nice winter accessory!
Have you continued a project that you now think should had been frogged? Have you gone blank on a pattern name and spent two hours looking for it on Ravelry? Tell me about it in the comment section…
I have been going with the flow lately; starting as many projects as I want. Being inspired by materials and feeling content with all my WIPs.
This week I started the Reyna shawl in my own handspun. I don’t know the exact yardage on hand but my gut tells me it will be enough for a decent size shawl. This free pattern is perfect for variegated yarns. Mine is creating some stripes which I am enjoying while they last. If it starts pooling in a way I dislike, I plan to alternate balls of yarn.
Note: the following are Ravelry links – do not click on them if the website causes any discomfort or sickness.
Pattern: Reyna by Noora Backlund (free on Ravelry)
Yarn: Handspun Merino | Light fingering | Spun in 2014
What a great feeling it is to have this scarf that I love — after so much time and effort spinning and plying the singles and finally knitting the yarn. I used almost 500 yards on this project. I cannot wait for winter to wear this over and over.
A finished object makes me feel like a Knitter (with capital K). This cowl has seen lots of wear since I finished it. It was my first time knitting with Dream in Color Smooshy and I really enjoyed its rich color and high twist.
The pattern is from the book Scarf Style 2. Totally recommend this book even when it was published back in 2013. It has twenty six patterns from renowned designers like Jarred Flood, Pam Allen, Laura Nelking, Veronica Avery and Romi Hill. Even Brioche made it to the book! I do not regret buying it used at a real bargain and see myself casting on another pattern in the future.
Today is my first of a few days off work. I want nothing but to have a joyful time with my family, spinning wheel and knitting.
First project on the needles is this scarf inspired by a free pattern from Jane Richmond, Mustard Scarf. I plan on using up all the yarn, making it longer than instructed. I am almost decided on seaming the ends and converting into an infinity scarf.
Week one of Pre-kindergarten is gone. Her tears are still present on the second week. I know this will pass but is painful to see my baby having trouble adjusting to her new environment. As with other difficult times, knitting is my therapy.
Modifications & sanity checks:
Cast on 84 stitches as I used DK instead of the recommended fingering weight yarn
Placed a stitch maker after every 12 stitches
Put in a safe line after every pattern repeat (12 rows)
I made good progress on my Soay cardigan. This little project is teaching me so much! From practicing short rows to neck shaping.
If Martina Behm loves variegated yarn in garter stitch, I do as well. I bought this yarn from Eat.Knit.Sleep on a Black Friday. Count me as another victim of the “it’s on sale, let me buy it” syndrome.
This is my Madeleine shawl. I have finished it sometime ago but did not manage to take pictures until now. Did I tell I’m in love with this shawl? Love the color, yarn and its drape. I can wear it as a shawl or as a scarf. Details on my raverly.