Look at me go! Because I'm an Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon participant, I wanted to submit a project for the Q3 knit-a-long, Exclusively Exclusive, that required use of one of ESK's exclusive colorways. I happened to have some DK in Squoosh Fiberarts Ultra DK in Candyland Castle (the exclusive colorway), and Miami Vice. Again, I … Continue reading 2nd Pair of DK Brioche Socks!
Deb of Spruce Lane Designs asked if I would be interested in knitting up a sample of her new shawl, Gradients a Deux. Of course! It's an interesting construction from center out with two sets of Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-ply Toes. She chose sets in Ursa Major and Canis Major. I combined Miss … Continue reading Gradients a Deux
About a week before, I learned that our long-time apartment leasing agent, Mandy, was expecting her first baby (a boy), Easton. Off to Ravelry to find an appropriate gift for them! After surfing for about a day, looking at blankets, hats, jackets, stuffed toys, I realized I didn't know much about Mandy's choice of colors, … Continue reading Otso for Easton
I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls! This one is Sizzle Pop. I knitted it up with Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in colorways Salty Tales and Dragonfly. I decided to do an experiment and knit the Salty Tales (the silver color) on the wrong side and the Dragonfly (purple) on the right side. Typically, the … Continue reading Sizzle Pop
With Eat. Sleep. Knit.'s Summer of Socks knit-along prompting me, I decided to finally get off the fence and knit up a pair of socks. Since I don't like to knit the same thing twice, I decided on Lavanya Patricella's DK Toe Up Brioche Socks pattern for the brioche aspect and flipped the colors for … Continue reading My first socks!
Hubby received a generous gift from a kind friend so he asked a favor that I knit a scarf to gift back. After many pattern tries (six), I finally decided on Susan Ashcroft's Zig zag scarf (3 ways) with 100% silk Malabrigo YarnMora in colorways Pearl Ten and Piedras. Absolutely no regrets—Stitchnerd Designs patterns never … Continue reading Silk Chevron Opera Scarf
Veronica of Dream in Color contacted me a few months ago asking if I'd knit up a sample of Carroll Park by Lynn Di Cristina with her really, really smooshy Classy with Cashmere! This beauty is knit in colorway Fable. My project notes are here. Such a pretty spring green! The pattern was easy to … Continue reading Carroll Park for Dream in Color
I responded to an Instagram post for a sample knit for Stitch Together Studio and was selected to knit the Spring to it Cowl by Kristen Finlay, a FREE knitting pattern on Ravelry! Kayanna of Stitch Together Studio sent me these lovelies in her Stitch Swanky base in Boho and Dark Wings colorways. Isn't that … Continue reading Cowl Sample for Stitch Together Studio
After an extended hiatus, I'm back! Kristel from Malabrigo poked me today, asking if they could share my Rebel Two shawl on their social media feed. Yay! Just the thing to break me out of blogging hibernation! Here it is, Rebel by Lesley Anne Robinson, knitted up with Malabrigo Yarn Sock in colorways Abril and … Continue reading Rebel
Liz of Kitterly asked me to knit up Maeve Scarf as a gift for a friend in Lux Adorna 100% Cashmere DK! The recipient is a 6'5” gentleman, so this long (100”!) scarf was a brilliant gift idea. Ordinarily, I prefer knitting in bright, pretty colors, but even though this was knit up in … Continue reading Maeve Scarf gift knit