2021 · Knitting

If You Find…


If you guys are artists/crafters and I know most of you are, a lot of the time your FOs tend to pile up faster than you can gift/donate/sell them. I mean,you can only foist gift so many things to friends and family before the eyerolls and less than enthusiastic thank yous begin. 🙄😑

With this in mind, I googled what to do with art overflow and found a great Facebook group called Art Abandonment. In a nutshell, members place their creations (with an explanatory note) in various spots for others to find, take a photo of the abandoned art and post it. I’m loving seeing other posters photos, so many amazing pieces that absolutely reinforce the idea that art is everywhere and isn’t always in a frame or on a pedestal in a museum. Check it out!

ON MY NEEDLES

Cookie A’s Pomatomus Socks

This particular pattern has defeated me several times in the past. Today, though, everything clicked and I have high hopes of seeing it through. 🤞🤞🤞

My project notes can be found here.

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths. © Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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2020

I Suppose


I suppose it’s time to show you guys a couple of things that I’ve been obsessed with these last few weeks. After all, Christmas knitting is behind me, at least for the moment and I promised myself a few selfish projects as a reward for finishing my gifted projects in time for the actual gift giving.

ON MY NEEDLES

Remember the Gray Days sweater project? Well, after putting it aside in favor of the Christmas projects, when I decided it was Gray Days’ turn to be worked on again I quickly realized that I had no idea where I left off. I usually note on the pattern where to pick it up again but slipped up this time. After a day of guessing and frogging and guessing and frogging I just frogged the entire cable panel and started it over.😩

Before

After and nearly back to where I was.

 But wait! There’s  more!

Colonial Rib Socks

 Not sure about yarn, may be Knitpicks Stroll, but unless the lost ball band reveals itself, it will remain a mystery. 

My last WIP is this sweater –

Winter Blues Sweater

http://happyloveco.com

This is my first experience with super bulky yarn and size 17 needles and while I enjoyed knitting it, I’ll probably stick mostly with fingering yarn and socks as usual. I do love Happy Love Co sweater patterns thought!

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. © William Penn

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