I’ve been busy with life and mental health and family and just not wanting to write, but lately I’ve been missing you, so I thought I would fill you in on a few recent FOs (I hope you have missed my run on sentences).
I’ve been feeling colorwork lately, and everyone in my house has benefited. None of the objects in the photos were blocked before I took the pictures.
Fair Isle Advent MKAL for Audrey. I had so much fun knitting a little bit of colorwork every day in December leading up to Christmas. This was going to be for me, but Audrey asked for it and I have about 500 cowls, so I gave it to her.
Holiday Doodle Cowl for me. What can I say? I love knitting colorwork, wearing cowls, and doing KALs with Marilee and Alissa. Why yes, that is another colorwork cowl in the background of this picture.
Train Cowl for Elliot. Last week Elliot came to me crying because he wanted a cowl like Audrey. So I made him one with trains on it. There are no train cowl patterns that I could find, so I adapted a stocking pattern. It is big on him, but he doesn’t care. He picked the colors and decided on the motifs. He wanted blue and white stripes and black ribbing on the bottom. If you are wondering what is up with the yellow train in the drawing behind him, it is a Lego train, so those are studs on top of the bricks.
Ingress Hat for John. John plays a game called Ingress obsessively. I found a pattern for a hat. I didn’t have black fingering weight in my stash, so I texted a friend who likes to knit colorwork too. She had some and dropped it off the next morning (what service! I owe her some wine). This had was simultaneously fun to knit and annoying to knit. It was my first time working a Latvian braid, and I really liked seeing it come together. I am glad I made the hat, but I hope I never have to make another one. I don’t like black yarn or really long floats. John has yet to wear it, as it is blocking. Elliot was kind enough to model it for me, but only if he could make a face.
Bramble didn’t ask for a cowl or a hat, so I made her a sweater.
Have you been stuck on a knitting technique lately?