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Neon New Beginnings

Neon New Beginnings

It has been a while since I’ve updated my site consistently. Renewal of the domain provides a great annual reminder not to let my website and space go to waste! As I’m paying for another year on this website, I’m feeling renewed in using it.…

Nuptual Shawl and Socks

Nuptual Shawl and Socks

Wowza I have a lot to catch up on!   The start to 2018 was a busy one, filled with dog sitting for extra yarn money, being Maid of Honor for my sister’s wedding, and trying to get myself out of a rut, semi unsuccessfully.…

Fall Shawl

Fall Shawl

I found this yarn at Rhinebeck (New York Sheep and Wool Festival) in 2017 and knew they needed to be a shawl all together of various textures.

For a while I thought I would have to come up with the pattern on my own. I scoured Ravelry for a three color multi pattern/textured shawl but nothing struck my fancy. Then Andrea Mowry released the Baubles pattern and I knew it had to be the pattern for my Fall Shawl!

Once I started knitting it realized that it was a bit more tedious than I usually enjoy knitting. I was committed to the pattern though, so I continued to follow the pattern.

I’m so glad I kept with it! It is exactly how I wanted this yarn to marry into a beautiful garment.

I blocked it pretty aggressively so that it would be large.

I knit the pattern with only 3 skeins instead of four (pattern calls for 2 of the Main Color). This was a pretty easy mod, just didn’t knit the main color throughout the whole shawl, CC1 and CC@ are knit together sometimes.

Warm and Happy in my Baubles Shawl!

Yarn is Angora Online Sock yarn (superwash merino and nylon 80/20) The colors aren’t named. Pattern is Baubles by Andrea Mowry.

Krocus Kobuk

Krocus Kobuk

I knit the hat of my dreams! Sensing a Mermaid theme this spring?

Handmade Wool Decorations!

Handmade Wool Decorations!

I handmade garland for my sister’s Bridal Shower!

Mermaid Zweig

Mermaid Zweig

I knit another sweater.
With my dream pink hair I feel like a mermaid!
Did some mods to the pattern, it fits tighter, but I love it!
Dotting the Rays and Crossing the Stitches

Dotting the Rays and Crossing the Stitches

This is a very delayed posting of my Dotted Rays shawl! The shawl was completed in early 2018. Dotted Rays was designed by Westknits. This is all Yarnpimp Yarn dyed by Kelly of Mom Yarn. I LOVE this pattern, I highly recommend knitting it! The…

Knitwear Holidays!

Knitwear Holidays!

Whew! I didn’t think I would finish everything in time but in the end the cranked out enough knitting to have Christmas presents on for some of my wonderful family. Keep in mind I also was knitting Aiby’s sweater during this timeframe. I love that my weird family enjoys receiving socks and will wear them until they develop holes!

First up are the JellyRoll socks by Orange Knits!

These were knit using mostly Hookers Corner Yarns with a little Machete Shoppe.  This is a wonderful and fun pattern, I can’t wait to make more in a variety of colors and modifications! This whimsical pattern was perfect for my artist sister, Megan, of All Around Style!

Hooker’s Corner Yarn in Feelin’ Lucky, Here Comes the Sun and Sweet Thang.  Machete Shoppe Yarn in Bad Banana.

I also did the Confectionary socks by Orange Knits. I love how these color ways play together and it is perfect for my litter sister who LOVES purple! The pattern was challenging for me as to get the polka dot effect, you must pull the yarn super tight for the dotted rows. This irritated my wrist so I only did it six times on each sock rather than 18+ times. The pattern creates extremely beautiful socks but the dot pattern and the twisted rib down the whole sock made for a mentally consuming knit.

Hooker’s Corner yarn in Wisterious and Temptress. 

Then there is the Gather shawl by Andrea Mowry. Green and pink are my mother’s favorite colors so I knew Succulent was perfect for her and Tea Party pulled the same bubble gum pink out of the Succulent.

Machete Shoppe yarn in Succulent and Tea Party.

I really like how Andrea writes her patterns, they are relatively easy to follow and to knit while also very beautiful pieces. My favorite is that eyelet border detail on the end.

It looks stunning on my mother!

Last but not least my future Brother in Law got a “Bae Toque” out of The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters.

He almost matches my bae in his Toque! He is from Georgia so I made it Falcons colors for him and he will need the thick wool hat for the Michigan winters.

It was a lot of work to get everything finished in time but I think the gifts were enjoyed by the recipients. I enjoy knitting for other people as well so its a win win win for everyone!!

Next up I’m making my baby brother socks. I think poor Robert might be the only family member without anything I’ve knit before.

Does your family love receiving knitwear too? I have heard of some people who don’t!

Happy Knitting!

Susan

Water and Wool

Breaking the Curse

Breaking the Curse

I did not know there was a curse around knitting your boyfriend a sweater, until after I had knit one and promised my handsome man a warm layer.  Not that a “curse” would have stopped me, I’m not terribly superstitious. I just love sharing warm…