Even though it is now officially Spring, I still want to keep on knitting all the cozy knits. I’ve been seeing swoon worthy sweaters, adorable socks, and luscious fibres on podcasts and Instagram and I can’t help but feel completely inspired. My to-knit list is becoming quite long indeed!
I have a few sweater WIPs that I’m working on right now, a pair of socks, and some spinning.
First up is Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass. While I’ve been pretty good at knitting from my stash for a lot of projects this year, I couldn’t resist picking up some of this lovely blue tweed yarn from Belfast Mini Mills. The color was absolutely perfect for my youngest and it has been a while since I’ve knit her a sweater.
The pattern is very straightforward and clearly written (as are all of the Jennifer Steingass patterns I’ve used) and it knits up very quickly. As is usual, when I knit top down sweaters, I opted for a tubular bind off because I prefer that type of edge on sweaters. Now I just need to get cracking on the sleeves!
Next up is a knit with a good friend. We decided that we would both knit Sun in Setesdal by Sidsel J Høivik.
I am using the called for yarn for this project and really enjoying it. It is my first time knitting with Hillesvåg yarn and it certainly won’t be my last. It is a lovely, rustic wool that knits up into a very nice fabric. Also, this TOTALLY counts as using stash because yarn because I’ve has it since late 2021, right? 😉
It is knit from the bottom up and I’ve completed up to the under arms and have cast on the steek stitches and knit a few rounds. Even though it is knit on 2.75mm needles, it is knitting up quickly because I want to knit “just one more round” each tim I work on it. Plus, the sunny yellow is just such a happy color to work with!
The last knitting project I have to share with you today (I actually have one more sweater project but I haven’t taken any photos of it yet) is a cozy pair of wool socks.
These are Into The Woods by Melody Hoffman and are knit in Fleece and Harmony’s Point Prim Sock in “Haunted Woods” colorway as the main color and some Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather Sport that was left over from knitting my Lunenburg Pullover.
I’m almost finished the first sock and am very much loving how they are working up. They also fit into several of my crafty goals for this year. I’ve committed to knitting myself more handmade wool socks because they feel the best on my feet and I don’t get blisters from walking around wearing them in my boots and shoes. I spend a lot of my time on my feet and walking both at work and at play each day so comfy feet are important. Another massive win for wool in my books!
And last project (but not least!) for today is some spinning!
I did a Shetland Swap with Melly Knits and I’ve been spinning it up. This is 100 grams of Shetland wool from a ewe named Morning Glory who is local to Melissa. How cool is that? I even get to know the steep’s name!
I’ve opted to spin this as a heavy-ish Laceweight single with the intention of knitting a Flukra by Gudrun Johnston. I’m getting sooooo close to finishing the spinning. Fingers crossed 🤞 I will be finished this weekend because I’m very excited to see how it knits up. If it knits up anything like it spins, it will be a really treat!
That is all the crafty news I have time for today. I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you may be abs that you find some quiet time for crafting too 💗