I have had absolutely zero knitting obligations this week, and relatively few work/school obligations, so it’s been a fun week! A little bit of knitting, a little bit of finishing, a little bit of pattern-writing, and a lot of relaxation – what more could I ask for?
Here’s a quick sampling of some of the things I’ve accomplished this week. What have you been working on?
I knit this hat and mitts, creating my own patterns as I went, to show off this gorgeous custom Handspun by Sweetknits yarn. The yarn is a wool/silk blend and it is just wonderful. I can’t wait to wear this set!
I attached the buttons to my Rainbow Tulip Cardigan, using the Three Irish Girls spring rainbow colors.
I knit a Koigu Beaded Beret (photo is pre-blocking), now destined to be gifted to somebody else – I am not a beret person, and it’s a bit too small for me anyway. It was fun to work with beads though!
I finally finished weaving in the ends so I can wear my Abalone! Do you love it? I do! I’ve already had a compliment from a stranger, after wearing it in public for less than an hour.
And the things in progress (but uncertain… these may be ripped):
Betony socks, using Three Irish Girls Kells Sport Merino in a custom colorway. They’re a bit big, even though I’m getting gauge. Not sure I’ll be happy with the finished product, and I love the colors too much to give them away. They’re currently in time out while I contemplate my options.
Miss Margaret socks, using the gorgeous Woolgatherings wool, silk and SILVER yarn that I purchased at Serial Knitters during a yarn shopping expedition with out-of-town friends. These are not quite doomed yet, they’re a bit big but I’m hoping it will be okay once I get a few more pattern repeats out of the way.
Also, just a quick note: the author of Vampire Knits is hosting a giveaway on the book blog, if anyone is interested in trying for another copy – if you haven’t bought yours already, of course! ;)