Finished: Flax Sweater

Pattern: Flax by Tin Can Knits

Purchased from: free on Ravelry

Yarn used: Caron, worsted weight

Here are a few progress shots taken while I was working on the Flax Sweater for my 9 year old daughter, Hannah.

This was my first time knitting a sweater and I am so glad I started with a Flax. The directions are well written and easy to follow. Plus it’s on Ravelry. I joined a Tin Can Knits Ravelry group when I was stuck and asked a question and it didn’t take long before I had an answer. I thought that was great and I was so grateful.

Finished Flax Sweater

I did knit the sleeves a bit longer than the pattern said to, and I made the ribbing on the wrist longer than the pattern called for. I want to make sure Hannah can wear this for a while!! She is so happy with it and was so excited.

It took me just under a month to knit. I started on September 10 and finished on October 5. I might have finished it sooner if I didn’t work full time :/

Anyway, it was great to knit and I’ve already got a second one started, smaller, for my youngest daughter, Naomi. I’m going to drop the garter stitch on this one and add some stripes in the body, I think. We’ll see.

Yesterday I stopped by WEBS and picked up a yarn order for my own sweater. I intend to knit myself Light Rain by Joji Locatelli. I also bought a ball winder and swift! I can’t wait to use it. Weird? Maybe.

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Finished: Snowflake Beanie #3

Pattern: Knit Frozen Snowflakes Beanie by Knit and Crochet Ever After

Purchased from: Craftsy

Yarn used: Plymouth Yarn Encore, pink heather and cream, worsted

This is my third hat using this pattern, it’s a great pattern, easy to follow, easy to understand. It has both the written instructions and a chart for the patterned section. I am still having trouble, I think, with my yarn tension, but each hat does get better. Practice makes perfect, they say.

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Shop Update.

This afternoon I’ve added six project bags to the GMHN Knits Etsy Shop. I made five drawstring bags and two zippered boxy pouches. You’ll notice one of the drawstring bags is missing from the shop and the picture is missing, and this is because it’ll be included in a giveaway to come sometime in the near future, so stay tuned for that!

In non-knitting related news, Craftsy featured one of my quilting patterns on their blog post this morning: 7 Fall Quilting Patterns to Top Your Table This Fall. I am super excited about that!

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