Friday, September 9, 2016

Knitting Update and Several FOs

Wow, has it been a while! I haven't been knitting much in the last few months. I spent a lot of time reading and just doing other things I enjoy. I didn't really feel like knitting, and I think knitting should be fun and enjoyable whenever possible. So I took a break. And it felt great! No regrets. I didn't really miss it, and that's fine with me. I'm pretty sure knitting will always be a part of my life, but it might come and go at times. I'm okay with that. I don't want to get burned out on something I love so much.

Here are a few FOs that I never got around to posting. Thanks to my little sister Anna for her photography skills!!

First up, the baby blanket for my cousin who's going to be one before I know it...

Anna likes her artsy shots. :)

A pair of mitts for a friend. They were going to be a Christmas present last year, but I think I'm going to save them for this year. #procrastinator (I'd also like to blame that on bronchitis, too.)

The pattern for the mitts is Leydon by the lovely Alicia Plummer. It's a super fun stitch pattern; I think I have some stash that wants to become a hat in it...

The slouchy hat I mentioned months ago. I started it as a project to knit during the Cubs postseason to celebrate. It took me a while to finish it after they lost. :)

And, finally, a pair of teeny baby socks. Baby socks are the best. They're so fast, and they make you want to die with cuteness.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Leap Year Sale!

All my patterns are 29% off for Leap Year-no coupon code needed. From now until the end of February 29 (Central Time).

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Few February Finishes

Yes, I can be a nerd when it comes to alliteration and such...

I finished the shrug a few weeks back.
Ravelry Project Page

I bought some super chunky yarn at the beginning of February. I wanted to make a cowl out of it, but I had to go through several tries. I took the biggest needles I had, which were size 19, and knit in seed stitch, but that was too thick. It was still too thick in garter stitch. So I decided to try arm knitting. It was fun! I didn't look anything up, I just transferred my knitting experience with needles to arms. I really like the way the cowl turned out too.
Ravelry Project Page

This picture and the next one are tied for the best picture of the cowl doubled up. I obviously wasn't trying very hard. :P

I brought out all my yarn this week. I like to do it annually towards the beginning of the year-not usually this late. It's nice to get an idea of how much I have. I had my sister Anna take some pictures of it with her nice camera. I organized it by color this time. :)

I think this is the best picture of all of it at once.
And I just had to add this beauty... 
As a send-off, a close-up of a slouchy hat-in-progress...