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.
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!
In Episode 51, I have a couple of gorgeous finished knitting projects, a few WIPs, near future knitting plans, a touch of crochet, some sneaky yarn acquisitions, and even another sewing project to share with you!
I can hardly believe I've finally made it to Episode 50! What a milestone that is! 😱 The podcast has been so unpredictable throughout this year that I wasn't sure I'd ever get to this point. I want to thank each and every one of you who has watched, commented, liked, and subscribed. Your support means the world to me and I am so glad I get to talk about all of my crafty shenanigans with you. 😘
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!
I am fairly convinced that Mina Philipp is a super woman. She is a fantastic knitting pattern designer who is constantly creating some of the most beautiful patterns I've ever seen. I've wanted to be a pattern tester for her for some time, but, as you can imagine, the position is much desired by many knitters. Somehow, I managed to get my name in soon enough to be a tester for her newly released Cumulus Hat.
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! 🎉