Finished: Beanie and Cowl

First, I have started one of the items on my 2018 Knitting Goals List:
Hannah’s Shawl. I am getting to use the Darn Good Yarn Bowl my cousin got me for Christmas. And I love it!! You can purchase one here (50% off with code: YB50).

I think that Hannah’s hand dyed yarn is looking very pretty all knit up! I can’t wait to finish, she has been wanting a shawl with this for quite some time.

I have also separated the sleeves on Gillian’s Flax sweater, which is great because this is yet another project on my 2018 Knitting Goals list.

And so far for 2018 (10 days in), I have knit Naomi a little cowl and a matching beanie/hat.

Patterns: Oats (cowl) and Barley (beanie) by Tin Can Knits
Purchased from: Ravelry

Started: January 7, 2018
Finished: January 8, 2018



I feel like I’m off to a good knitting start this year.

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Finished: Flax for Naomi

Started: October 6, 2017
Finished: October 26, 2017

Pattern: Flax by Tin Can Knits
Purchased from: Free on Ravelry

This is my second completed sweater. I am so excited. I love the way it came out, I think it’s absolutely adorable. This is the same pattern I used for Hannah’s sweater, but this time I added stripes and skipped the garter ridge down the sleeves.

Ignore the pajamas!!! It seems to fit her nicely, though my cousin tells me she thinks I should have made it longer, like to cover her behind.

I’m still working on my Light Rain sweater but haven’t made a whole lot of progress on it. I didn’t knit at all this weekend. I spent the weekend re-skeining yarn and dying yarn. Meh. I may never finish my own sweater…

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Two Sweater WIPs

Currently I have two sweaters on the needles. The entire time I was knitting a Flax for Hannah, Naomi kept asking me if it was for her, where’s her sweater, why aren’t I knitting her a sweater?

I cast on her Flax, and since she’s a small three year old I have gotten pretty far, pretty quickly:

After getting that far I had this whole debate with myself over whether or not I should drop the purple entirely. Someone on Facebook said to switch it for a lighter purple, others said to drop it entirely.  I am trying to use up the yarn I have and didn’t want to go out and buy some for a sweater that will likely get covered in dirt and only worn through this one winter. Ultimately I am leaving the purple. I had to add something other than the teal because I don’t have quite enough of it. Then I had added the pink but Naomi was asking for purple and this is just what I had. As long as she is happy with it, which I am sure she will be.

My other work-in-progress is a Light Rain sweater for myself. I am so excited about this sweater. It’s a pattern by Joji Locatelli, available on Ravelry. I am making size medium and using a grey yarn.

I have only just started and I’m still very new to the wrap and turns on the purl side, so they are looking like this for some reason:

I don’t think they are supposed to look like that, because I’m wrapping and turning on both ends, and the wraps on the end where I would pick up on the knit side look different than the wraps above, where I picked up on the purl side.

The pattern tells me I am working on the back of the sweater right now so I will carry on and try not to worry too much about it. If anyone knows what I’m doing wrong and has some advice? That would be great!

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