*bows* Annyeong haseyo. Yay ೕ(•̀ᴗ•́) on the end of Daylight Savings. That extra hour is precious!
I haven’t had much to blog about since the knitting lately has been for me, but kamsa hamnida for your strong presence on the preemie hat post! I feel blessed to be able to craft with fiber and I’m honored to have contributed to Greg’s charity drive. I’m serious about stocking up on Berroco Comfort before next year. I love that yarn.
As you may have noticed, I skipped last week because our Saturday was so busy and Sunday I was exhausted. Yesterday, I made sure to make it a priority to enlist Jellybean’s photography help. Guess what?! I have a new FO! Wool & Company is now a new addition to my closet:
These are the three ways I would wear it. The last way is my favorite because it’s so long. My scarf is 92″ long and unblocked. After getting the purple tip finished, I figured I wouldn’t need to block it until after its first Eucalan washing.
Pattern: Color Tipped Scarf by Purl Soho
Yarn Used: 1. Spud & Chloe Sweater in Moonlight, 2. Cascade Heritage in Honey, and 3. Plymouth Yarns Worsted Merino Superwash in purple
And since we were taking pictures…
I wanted to give my Ravellenic beanie a proper photo shoot in 360°!
Pattern: The Wayfarer Hat by Carol E. Herman
Yarn Used: Malabrigo Arroyo in borrajas
Now for the new WIP’s!
On IG I am learning about new indie dyers out there. Some I’ve heard of before but am now able to put the name to a face. Christina, a.k.a. The Cozy Knitter, has been talked about a lot as she is half of the Dye Another Day Podcast and is famous for her Gingerbread self-striping yarn. I caught her Halloween update last month, snapping up Frankenfeet. After finishing the husband’s socks, I cast on my first Frankie:
The self-striping skein comes with a mini skein of the green. I’ve always wanted to try knitting a pair of socks with contrast cuffs, heels, and toes. Oh boy the ends to weave in! I will have ten after this first sock is done. I almost ripped back to the leg to knit an afterthought heel but I would only have two less ends to weave in and since I had come that far, I soldiered on. Frankie #1 is my car-waiting knitting and I love it. The vanilla knitting is soothing to my soul. I love the colors which always make me smile.
Now that it’s November, it’s NaKniSweMo! National Knit a Sweater Month was created to model after NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month that encourages writers to write a 50K worded novel in one month. I don’t know if my sweater will be 50,000 stitches but I don’t care because I just want to finish it on time this year. Unfortunately, I have had a slow start to my NaKniSweMo project:
The pattern I’m using is From Another Place Crop Top by Leah Coccari-Swift. I’ve started my top-down, cropped sweater in Sweet Georgia’s Trinity Worsted (70% merino, 20% cashmere goat, 10% silk) in Grapefruit from Green Planet Yarn. You also see there one of my new, Halloween stitch markers I had bought from the Etsy shop (Outside the Bin) of Renee – Confessions of a Yarn Addict.
Before I sign off I need your help! I need you to help me figure out a project name for this November sweater. For now, all I can think of is “Plastic Flamingo on the Lawn.” If you have one, please leave your suggestion in the comments (Click on the + sign.). I may pick one or create a poll for everyone to vote.
Off to make some tea. Annyeong kaseyo!