I’ve finished the first sock! Isn’t it lovely? Knitting it definitely took longer than my usual vanilla socks, but it was such fun to watch it grown as I completed each repeat of the chart.
I have been chugging right along with my Wool and Honey Sweater. It is fairly mindless so far despite the beautiful honeycomb pattern. I hadn’t fully realized that this sweater is nearly entirely knit in garter!
Have you seen Andrea Mowry’s Wool and Honey sweater pattern?? I fell in love with it the moment I laid eyes on it. I purchased the pattern the day it was released and that is something I NEVER do. Not because I don’t want to buy all of the amazing patterns that indie designers are releasing, but because I don’t usually have lots of extra room in my budget for knitting patterns that I may or may not use.
I am knitting a pair of more heavily textured/patterned socks for the first time. This is a test knit I am working on for Olivia of This Handmade Life. She has a bunch of gorgeous sock patterns available on Ravelry and several of them are free so be sure to check them out!
I fully intended to write at least two more WIP posts for this sweater, but I ended up being sick for a week which threw off all of my plans. In the end I was just hurrying to try and get my Corbel done by the test knitting deadline. I nearly made it. I finished it two days late, but Claire was absolutely lovely and didn’t put any extra pressure on me.
I've knit several cardigans over the past few years since I became more serious about knitting, but never dared brave the world of pullovers.
And then I saw Emily's podcast where she was talking about this new sweater design she was working on. As soon as I clapped eyes on it, I fell madly in love! I couldn't get it out of my mind. I immediately volunteered for test knitting, and started scheming up different colorway combinations.
Now that I've finished my Lofoten sweater, (blog post coming tomorrow!!!) it's time to show you another project that I'm knitting. I am loving these WIP posts! It is helping me slow down and appreciate the process as well as taking all of my lovely readers (you 😘) along on the journey. It makes it so exciting!
The day has arrived! Abby of the More Knits Podcast has released her latest design: the Ode to Spring shawl. This triangular shawl is made up of alternating sections of 2-color brioche and garter stitch. It is mindless and perfect for a cozy evening snuggled up to watch your favorite movie or tv show. There is enough changes to prevent boredom, but it isn't so complicated that you must be undistracted in order to work on it. I am so glad I was able to be a test knitter!
And I'm nearly done! I cannot believe how quickly this sweater has knit up. I was getting rather stressed and worried that I wouldn't be able to complete it in time. But here I am, one sleeve away from having a finished sweater! Then it's just a matter of weaving in ends and giving it a good block. 🎉 Hooray! 🎉
Almost two weeks ago I purchased a mystery grab bag from Maria of Tusken Knits and Sew Old Soul. I have been dying to get my hands on some of her yarn for absolute ages and I couldn't be more pleased with the skeins that I got. I thought it'd be fun to share a mini-vlog of me unpacking the yarn since I had no idea what I'd be getting.