I’m working away on my Throughstone sweater, and hope to get to the sleeves by the end of April. I’m working on it a half hour a day. That is the only way I’ll ever get it done. It is really boring knitting at the moment.
I’ve started a Bigger On The Inside. I bought the yarn when the pattern came out in 2012. It feels really good be knitting with it. The is exactly the kind of thing I hate wearing – it is basically a long shawette. There is a lot of lace. Then you pick up 300 some stitches and knit more lace. It’s not the kind of thing I enjoy knitting. Yet I’m loving it. My mind feels stretched when I knit lace, and right now that feels pretty good. I’m halfway through the Time Vortex Lace. I’m looking forward to starting the TARDIS lace.
Will I wear this often? No. Will I wear it every time I watch Dr. Who? You bet I will.
I finished my March Knit Spin Farm sock club socks in the National Parks Week colorway. The yarn has even stripes inspired by the National Parks: Indiana Dunes (tan), Badlands (dark brown), Virgin Island (aqua), Petrified Forest (brick), Shenandoah (yellow), and Crater Lake (turquoise). This month I opted for a contrast mini for heels and toes. These are my current favorite pair of socks.
I’ve been busy this week. I have two projects to share with you.
Audrey’s hat is done. The pompom is from my Stitched Together Studio grab bag. I thought I would never use it, but Audrey loved it, so I went stash diving for yarn. I used some fingering weight sparkly silk that I got for $3 in the odds and ends bin at my LYS. The black is leftover yarn from the Hawkeye and Bee hats I made this winter. I love how the rustic yarn and smooth silk work together to tone down the silk and create a combo that works well with the pompom.
My Water is done. I enjoyed knitting this pattern. I love the yarn (Jill Draper Makes Stuff) and would like to make a sweater out of it. The color is so deep I kept thinking the dye would crock (it never did). There wasn’t even any blue dye in the water when I blocked it. As much as I love the yarn, I do with I would have picked a worsted spun yarn instead of a woolen spun, as it is difficult to see the wave pattern.
It feels good to have finished two projects this week. I’m stull not that mobile, so I’ll take productivity wherever I can find it.
I’m visiting family and working on a hat for Audrey. I’m holding woolen spun from Beaverslide Dry Goods and a mystery blue sparkly silk I picked up from the odds and ends basket at Heartland Fibers. I’m hoping to finish before we leave so I can make my mom sew the pom pom on for me.