My scheduled cast on for this month was a shawl, which I’m not feeling at the moment. Instead of knitting something I’m not sure I want to make I decided to get a jump start on my Christmas knitting by making an Apiculture Hat for my SIL who has aspirations to become a bee keeper.
Once I started this hat I couldn’t stop, so it went very fast. I used Beaverslide Dry Goods yarn, which is smooshy and rustic at the same time. My favorite part of this hat is the crown.
Now that I’ve finished my September projects it’s back to my WIPs. What are you working on this month?
My Arachne is done! I love it. I wore it for driveway knitting earlier this week even though it was above 70 and a heavy wool sweater was not necessary. I’ll be wearing this sweater constantly until Halloween.
I adapted the pattern heavily and actually kept notes in my Ravelry project page. I gained a lot of confidence making this sweater. I took a pull over and made it a cardigan. I added pockets. I changed the weight of the yarn. I feel like a fancy knitter now.
I finished my socks last night. It is too hot for socks, but within a month I’ll need them. I love this yarn. The dyer, Knit Spin Farm is on a break until October, but I still check her site weekly just in case she decides to do an update.
I finally got to the steek on my Arachne sweater. I was really nervous as I’ve never steeked a sweater before. I made a short video of the steeking, but realized that maybe having a 5 year old do the videography and a 4 year old say random things in the background might not make the best knitting video. It is short, but you can see me steek the first couple of inches.
I did a crocheted steek, which was very tricky on the black portion of the sweater. I was having a lot of trouble with the crochet, but then I told Marilee how horrible it was and after that conversation it was really easy.
Now that I’m past the scary part I should just get to work on the button bands. I might take a bit of time before I do that though, as I’m recovering from the emotional rollercoaster of cutting my knitting.
I cast on an emPower People bandana within hours of receiving a skein of black bunny fibers the Plumtopia colorway. It was a quick, relaxing knit. I’m planning to wear it as a hair banana instead of a cowl.
I finished the Hitchhiker. I enjoyed knitting this. The ease of a garter stitch project was just what I needed. I used pink and orange tweed from my stash. The label was lost long ago, so I have no idea what brand it is.
I tried it on. It is not me. I might try to keep it to use it as a scarf. It is far more likely that I will put it in my gift bin and wait for the right situation to present it as a present.