Thursday, July 16, 2015

A knitting update

As I said yesterday, an update on my knitting...

I've managed to carve out some time this summer, between the barn chores and gardening to do a bit of knitting, even starting a couple projects even though I had decided I would wait;) But what is the fun in waiting when there are SOOO many projects that are just begging to be knitted? :) So here are the main projects I have been working on..

First off, I have a finish!! I made Tanya Marie Willis Anderson's (aka The Sampler Girl) Anne's Imagination Cowl. It was very easy to make and very pretty too.

Next is the Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood. I love this project, partly because of the simplicity of the pattern but also because of the bamboo and silk yarn. It is super soft and will be very warm this winter. I am sitting at 90% done now, hoping to get this done early next month.
I started another of Jared Flood's designs just yesterday. This one is called Celes. It has quite a few design elements that I've never done before so the going is pretty slow (like, I just ripped it back to the beginning - again!!). It has a provisional cast on, will need the use of the Kitchener stitch to graft the two halves together and then I will pick up stitches to do the boarder around the whole thing. I've learned not to panic too much about new stitches and techniques and to take them one at a time as they come, and to heavily rely on You Tube to help:) I've been working on the Guernsey Wrap since January, I'm pretty sure this one will take at least as long to complete!! And yes, the yarn color is very close to the one above, just a bit more green. I can't help myself, it's the color I keep going to for everything. My phone case is pretty close to it too!!
And then there's this one. The original idea of this one comes from The Sampler Girl's Captain's Row. Except I'm changing it a bit, so it won't really look like her design, but the main pattern will be hers. This will be a head scarf, or a head band, what ever you want to call it. I'm not sure exactly what it will look like yet as I'm kind of playing with it as I go. It's kind of fun as this is the first design that will be partly mine and it's simple enough for me not to get stressed over if it doesn't work out:)
Did you see that cute bowl a couple pictures up? I found this bowl at Walmart and started putting my knitting and stitching bits and bobs in it. It works well to hold counters, place markers and scissors. But I decided to use it to hold my yarn for the Celes project. I know a yarn bowl would probably work better, but they are kind of expensive and I'd rather spend my money on yarn:)

Of course I have other projects that I work on a little here and a little there, not to mention stitching projects, but this is what I've mostly been focused on. Oh, and then there is yarn coming in the mail, hopefully tomorrow, so we'll see how those projects fit in;) What are you all working on?


  1. That scarf is so beautiful and it looks very soft. I love the color on the wrap! Your work is lovely.

  2. You have used lovely colours for your projects especially the Guernsey Wrap.

  3. Wow you're such a neat knitter...and the colours you chose are gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful knitting projects you are working on.