Knitting in the garden
Honeysuckle, roses, irises, and birch trees … you can almost see our house hidden behind all the wonderful greenery.
This is what my Saturday looks like this week. I had planned on cutting the grass but Kirby said that if I wait until tomorrow, we’ll do it together so I guess I get to enjoy this gorgeous afternoon by doing a little knitting in the garden. Pictured above are a few of the lovely flowers growing around me. The smell is divine and I am serenaded by bird song.
This is our little slice of heaven
I had planned on doing a WIP Wednesday post on this hat but I enjoyed knitting it so much that it was finished by Tuesday night. Talk about red-hot-needles on Tuesday huh? lol
The pattern for this hat was adapted from Natalia Moreva’s Ukrainian Roses mitten pattern. It was one of those patterns that I just knew I HAD to knit as soon as I saw it.
I cast on with 3.5mm needles and DK weight merino and merino/samoyed blend yarns and worked 1″ of corrugated ribbing and then started the colorwork. The Ukrainian Roses chart for the back of the hand, repeats 4 time per round to make the hat.
This was an incredibly fun pattern to knit from. I loved watching as the rose gradually appeared as I knit. I am looking forward to eventually knitting the mittens as well.
Happy Friday All!
Socks are starting to become like shawls to me … I need to have a pair in the works at all times. This time, I have chosen 4oz of really lovely fingering weight rambouillet handspun from my stash. The colorway is “Posturing” by Hello Yarn and it makes me think of summer sunsets, citrus fruit, and tequila sunrises. LOVE!
The pattern is Simple Handspun Socks . I almost always choose toe-up socks for handspun because I want to make sure that I get to use all of my handspun and that I don’t run out. Plus its a nice and simple pattern that I don’t have to think too much about while knitting
I’m trucking right along on the first sock … I’ve finished the heel and started on the leg. I don’t see these taking too long to finish as I’m hooked on watching the colors shift and change as I knit.
So what are you working on right now? Do you have socks on the go or are you admiring any new sock patterns? I’d love to hear!
I am super happy to share with you today my finished Inglenook Socks. I really LOVE these finished socks! They are unbelievably soft, squishy, and cozy.
This was a project that I started before Christmas and, for the most part, I flew right through them. I stalled a little bit on the ribbing because I had several other projects that really needed finishing but I was very happy to complete these on May 12th. Since this spring has been so cool, I have worn them quite a few times and the work wonderfully in my rubber boots.
I can’t say enough good things about this pattern and the awesome socks that it produces. If you’ve been thinking about knitting your own pair of Inglenooks, DO IT! I’m sure that you’ll love them as much as I do!
Happy fiber Friday all!
I’ve been itching to get started on another handspun shawl and, after looking at dozens of patterns and handspun combos earlier this week, decided that I NEED to knit another daybreak. And this one MUST be knit in Wensleydale.
I chose to use 4oz of “Not So Seaworthy” colorway by Spunky Eclectic and paired it with Rosa’s amazing natural deep brown. I really like how these two yarns play together and Wensleydale is just so dreamy to work with! It is knitting up super fast and I’m looking forward to snuggling up in it on these still-cool spring evenings.
What’s on your needles, hook, spindle or wheel?
I really love quick and fun projects like hats and when some stranded colorwork in the form of owls in thrown in, they are extra fun!
My owls hat was knit on 4.5mm needles in worsted weight yarn. The white is a Samoyed/Merino blend and the rose color is some lovely heathery Merino, both from Belfast Mini Mills. I used the owl chart from Little Owls Blanket Charts as the basis of my hat and improvised the top. I’m quite happy with how it turned out and definitely want to knit more!
I am also planning on sharing the pattern for the hat in a future blog post so stay tuned!
Happy Fiber Friday all!
I was browsing through Ravelry recently and came across Little Owls Blanket Charts by huizeStinesen and fell in love. The owls are just so cute! I would love to knit the blanket eventually but knew that I definitely wanted to knit the little owls into a fun, instant gratification project now. So I started planning for a hat. Using my trusty 4.5mm needles and some worsted weight yarn, I whipped up a little owls hat in no time flat. This baby is my second and I’m hooked!
So what are you working on at the moment? I’d love to hear all about it!
Today seems like the perfect day to share a spoiler pic of Spring Snow with you all. The pattern is currently being test knit (thank you so much gals!) and one of the knitters has finished it already!!! That was super quick! I’m hoping to get some better photos taken in the near future to share with you all
Still working steadily away on my new pattern and thought that today would be the perfect day to share a couple of spoiler pics.
I have chosen to name this shawl “Spring Snow” because it is soft, fluffy, and delicate, much like the last snows of the year. The basis of the shawl is a garter stitch triangle with a knitted on top edging and a lovely geometric lace border.
The patterns is in the final stage of writing and will soon be sent out to be test knit. I’m looking forward to making another Spring Snow already.
I’ve been working on a new pattern and have decided to give you a little sneak peek of what is going on. I’m being extra tricky too, because you can only see a teensy little piece but I will give you a few hints:
- it is a shawl
- some garter stitch love is involved
- geometric lace
- it is modular
That, and I’m knitting it is Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze … one of my favorite yarns. I always feel incredibly spoiled when I get to play with this particular yarn.
So that is all I’m going to share about this project for the moment, but do check back as I plan to post more spoiled pics as I go along.
Happy WIP Wednesday everyone!