(photo from Endless Summer Braid pattern page)
Remember when I was thinking about knitting a collection of headbands to use in Mexico instead of hats? Well, last week I found myself without any projects in progress. Except for a pair of socks, I didn’t have anything ready for me to knit.
I scrounged around in our office yarn stash but I only came up with a couple of matching colors in anything I found appealing. It was exactly the incentive I needed to try some of the headbands in my Ravelry queue
Have you ever had one of the months where you’ve been pulled in all different directions? I’ve been having a crazy couple of months (here’s hoping July slows down!) and I’m finding myself only working on semi-mindless, relaxing knits to distract myself. And using up my insane amount of sock yarn stash is a bonus.
Lately, I’ve been working on different shawl/scarves that are garter stitch with some neat construction to keep it interesting. I wrote about my Color Affection a few weeks back.
I finished it (but I haven’t had a chance to take photos of the whole thing). I really loved working on it.
Thanks to some wheel oil, audiobooks and too many trips to fiber festivals, I’ve been doing a lot of spinning!
I finally plied up the Hanks in the Hood singles, too – it’s just so shiny and bouncy. I really wasn’t sure how the ply would come out, but I am impressed.
I really love the way the colors came out in that yarn. But that
leaves the question that I always have lingering over my handspun…
Well! We’re back from our adventures at TNNA and finally settling
back in to this time zone. Between the airplane trip out and the little
bits of down time I was able to snag at the convention center, I finished one of the Fightin’ Words mitts I mentioned last week!
It is completely up to you!
Well, it’s that time again. Time for me to make my groggy way to the
airport first thing tomorrow morning, knitting bag in tow to keep my
hands occupied during those tense take-offs, landings and dull layovers.
I was running the list of all the bits and bobs I still need to shove
into my suitcase tonight when I realized that I haven’t actually picked a
project for the trip! All these knitting needles without a stitch of
yarn keeping them cozy. That was a problem for about three seconds until
I remembered the Fightin’ Words mitts pattern.
Hubby isn’t the only one with a new sweater, though his modeling is a little better:
Our house isn’t really lit well enough for portraits, so we went 8300
feet up into the Wallowa mountains to get a shot. The locals were duly
impressed, I might add.
It’s still missing one thing, though. I need to snag it from him long enough to sew in a very appropriate label!
No, it’s not watching the original Battlestar Galactica series on Netflix. I’ll probably get through those shows before we get up to Vancouver.
(photo from Raverly project by linnakat)
I’ve had some serious stash busting to do since I ordered 11 balls of Brava Sport this week for a rather large, pretty blanket that I’ve been dreaming about for some time. However, 11 balls of Brava will take up some serious real estate on my already cramped yarn shelves, so while I wait for my package to arrive I’m busy trying to make room for it all!
I’ve had a few skeins of Stroll Tonal in Blue Yonder and Stroll Hand Painted in Lullaby nestled together in a basket in my living room for a few weeks now, just waiting for a project to come along and inspire me to pick up those size 4 needles again. Well, now I need the basket and I found the perfect project: the Tempest cardigan by Ann Weaver.
I realize that many many people have been writing about the Color Affection Shawl (almost 3000 projects on Ravelry!). I actually completely missed all the buzz around it & only found out about the pattern when Jenny showed it to me one day when we were discussing patterns with interesting construction. And as I have approximetly ten thousand skeins of sock yarn (that I had to buy because I thought it was so pretty, of course), this seemed to be a good project to take on.