We’re spending today outside enjoying the sunshine and digging in the garden. Spring is one of my absolute favorite times of year because I love watching everything come into bloom. Pictured above are a few of my favorites
Do you have favorite plants that you look forward to popping up/blossoming each spring?
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!
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.
I don’t crochet often enough. It is something that I really enjoy but I just don’t do it as much as I would like. Since it is kind of a dreary and wet day, it seems like the PERFECT day to bust out my trusty crochet hooks and work on something fun.
I’m using 4oz of handspun BFL/silk in “Medieval” colorway by Southern Cross Fibre to make some super awesome granny squares. The pattern is Control Issues by Cynthia Boylan and it is such a fun (and addictive!) pattern to work with. The pattern calls for a 5mm hook and worsted weight yarn but since the handspun I’ve chosen is fingering weight, I’ve dropped down to a 3mm hook and I really like how the squares are turning out. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to make from these rockin’ granny squares … probably a fun cowl … but I’m loving just kicking back and crocheting for the heck of it.
I had been scouting round for a second hand copy of Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns for a while now and was super excited to find one on Ebay. When it arrived today, I couldn’t wait to start flipping through the pages. There are just so many interesting stitches and techniques that I want to try from this book! From the quick glance I took through it, I’ve got some fun ideas brewing already. I know for certain that I am going to get a ton of use out of this book and you can bet that I will be keeping my eyes peeled for the other treasuries as well.
Do you have certain books or stitch dictionaries that inspire you? Do tell!
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!
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