i'm always catching up
between 2 jobs i've been working 6 days a week lately and that hasn't left much time for knitting. it has however, left plenty of time for casting on for a bazillion projects. unfortunately, the lack of after-work daylight makes it hard to document it all. here are a few:
green tea leaves
it's always a bummer to send away a sweater you like and never see it again. so, after i designed tea leaves, i immediately cast on for my very own in madtosh worsted in malachite. although i'm dying to wear it, i'm just not really ready to knit it all over again. it's been hanging out at the bottom of my bag for 2 months getting jabbed with pens and turning into a tangled mess. the 2 balls of yarn i was alternately are now on disaster i am not ready to tackle.
when the newest twist collective issue came out, i bought the pattern for cecily's mystere right away. i was just looking for a reason the use the ridiculously soft valley yarns amherst, and this was it. this is going to be a great everyday sweater.
i also participated in a little knit-a-long for the book knitted toy tales at webs. they book is filled with adorable toys to knit like a frog prince, matroyshka dolls, and an owl. i knit one of the three little pigs, but of course forgot to take picture after finishing. here's a little in progress shot and a crappy cell phone pic that i snapped before the store opened one day. the pattern do call for a lot of seams, but i knit most of the pig in the round with magic loop instead. it's pretty easy to avoid the seams.
i've also cast on for a ton of other knits. many are gifts and will be revealed soon.
i'll leave you with a quick peek at my soon to be released hat pattern. i used a stitch pattern that resembles acorns. this is the bulky version that uses 1 skein of peruvia quick. i'm currently finishing up the pattern for the worsted weight version that's knit with 1 skein of berroco vintage. the pattern will contain patterns for both weights. it should be ready within the next 2 weeks.
happy holidays, friends.