I have purchased both the pattern and the yarn to make Stephen West’s Exploration Station Shawl. I have been dying to make this, and it’s on my 2018 list of goals. It was really hard to pick four colors of yarn. Ultimately I have ordered Cloudborn yarn:
Now that I have ordered the yarn I’m trying not to second-guess my choice of color combination. I’m sure it will look great… I hope. Fingers crossed.
In unrelated news, everything in my Etsy shop is 10% off for the entire month of February. No coupon needed, it’s automatic.
I’ve also completed another pair of socks. They are just my own sock recipe with the heart chart taken from Susan B. Anderson, which is available for free online here.
These were made with Valley Yarns Huntington in Light Gray Heather. As I have said before, I want to try to complete one pair of socks per month this year. So far I’m right on track. I already purchased yarn (bought Patons Kroy sock yarn because I want to try it out) to make my husband his socks in March. I refuse to start a new pair before the 1st, the way I figure, I can cast-on socks every 1st of the month, work on the socks only until they are complete, then use the rest of the month to work on my larger projects or maybe other small projects. We will see how that goes.
Since I have finished Hannah’s Heart Socks for February I am back to working on Gillian’s Flax Sweater.
That’s it, that’s all I’ve got 🙂 Enjoy your day! Happy Knitting.
Since I have finished these I have cast-on a pair of toe-up socks for my 10 year old, which have hearts in them. I am not using a pattern for the socks themselves, but I have modified the heart chart by Susan B. Anderson, which you can find here, so that it works toe-up instead of cuff down. I am also putting two knit rows between each heart instead of one knit row. So far I’ve only gotten through one heart motif:
I don’t like the yarn, it’s very stiff and I’m hoping it softens after washing. I know the hearts will open more after blocking so I am trying not to worry about that right now. But the yarn itself…. super stiff and I don’t like it at all.
I have not made any progress on Hannah’s shawl or my sweaters, or Gillian’s sweater. I seem to be stuck on socks at the moment. Remember my list of 2018 Knitting Goals? Well I have decided to add to that: one pair of socks per month. We’ll see how that goes.
I have always wanted to learn how to knit but the one time I tried, about 16 years ago, I was not able to get the hang of it. In January I decided I wanted to try again.Of course I went straight to Craftsy. My first class was Learn to Knit: My First Hat. I completed two hats and they were the first things I have ever knit in my life. You can see the second hat and a progress shot here.
Of course that was so much I wanted to do more, so I purchased ‘My First Socks’. I knit two pairs of socks with that class. The socks are cuff down.
Then I decided I wanted to learn how to knit socks from the toe up. So I enrolled in ‘My First Toe-Up Socks’. I have since completed four pairs of socks using that method.
Currently I am working on a hat from the Fall Knit-Along (free class), as I have already finished the cowl from that class.
So those are just a few of my projects since the beginning of the new year. There are more pictures on my Facebook page. I do miss sewing and quilting but I have to say that I am really enjoying knitting.