I decided it would be fun to show you some of my September through the lens of my Instagram feed. (Feel free to follow me!) It isn’t a detailed commentary on my month, but it gives a fun (at least to me) view of what I’ve been doing this month.
Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly but surely working on a new pattern. It’s a cowl, and I’ve named it Evelyn. My first design sample is done; actually it has been for a while. And I thought I’d share two snaps of it with the Internet. I’m working on making a second cowl at the moment to make sure that the pattern is accurate, and then I’m hoping to have it ready for publication by late October.
But for now…meet Evelyn! I knit her on size 5 needles with a bit less than a skein of Tanis Fiber Arts puple label in the gorgeous colorway Stained Glass from a December Etsy update.
Happy Saturday, and happy knitting!
(If you’re wondering, the book in my hands is Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos.)
About two years ago, I wrote a post that was titled “Accountability,” and in it I talked about my crafting goals for my first year of teaching. (You can go hunt it down if you’d like. I’ll sit here and wait while you go look for it.)
1. Finish Katie’s sweater ASAP. (I did this…and I mailed her the sweater…and she received it. So I scribbled it out on the list.)
2. Finish A’s blanket by 8/25. I’m working on that. See?
3. Finish J’s blanket by 9/19 . I’m working on that. You can’t see pictures of that yet.
4. Sea grass tank ASAP…I’ll get there when I get there.
5. Midnight pullover ASAP…see previous comment.
6. Alleghany Morning by Thanksgiving…I’m sure it’ll happen. (Fingers crossed!)
7. Laramidia in stained glass
8. Ultravioleta by late October
9. White cowlneck sweater by Christmas
10. Light pink folded by Christmas-or late January
11. Evelyn cowl to publication by Easter
12. Bold move by April
- Make dad a scarf for Christmas. –> Use stash yarn
-Use slate and ballet slipper. (This has no relation to the previous note.)
So, dear readers, this is what you SHOULD expect to see coming (on and) off my needles over the next several months. If it’s not happening, yell at me.
And now, before I leave, here’s the cookie cake that one of my coworkers and I got Insomnia Cookie to make us for Harry Potter’s 34th birthday.
My latest finished object is actually a revisiting of a pattern that I’ve worked with before and dearly love-Glenna C’s Water St. Cardigan. I made this cardigan for myself a little over a year ago, and this spring, I decided to make one for a friend. I’m the model in these pictures because I still need to mail this to the intended recipient. But that’s on my to-do list for the day.I used Madelinetosh Sock yarn in the Cousteau colorway. I love the yarn and the color. The yarn is a good lightweight, sturdy yarn that will be great for the recipient’s lifestyle. And the color, oh my gosh, I love this color. It’s to die for gorgeous. I have another skein of sock in cousteau and a skein of Madelinetosh Pashmina in cousteau still in my skein, and I can’t wait to knit with them. The color is seriously beautiful. The pattern is brilliant, and I have plans to work with it again. More details can be found on my project page.
On July 1, I will be celebrating my 26th birthday. And since I am a big fan of Tolkien’s works, I believe in celebrating my birthday like a hobbit. How do hobbits celebrate their birthdays? They give presents to others.
Therefore, in honor making it 26% of the way to my centennial, I will giving you 26% off the purchase price of any of my patterns on Ravelry. Furthermore, because I’m a hobbit and I like to celebrate my birthday, this sale will last a fortnight-or fourteen days. Therefore, from June 25 until July 8, you will be able to get 26% off the price of any pattern simply by entering the code: happybirthday2ewe.
On Saturday, I finished another summer cowl. This project used the Tanis Fiber Arts Year in Color May color and pattern. The pattern was Laramidia, a shawl, and I adapted it slightly to turn it into a cowl. The color is mellow, a delightful mix of yellows, greys, and greens/blues. And the yarn is TFA’s red label, which I love ever so much. It’s so soft; it’s like wearing a kitten around your neck.
For more details, see my project page here.
You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to write that as the title of a blog post. I haven’t produced a finished object (FO) post since February, and I haven’t had a finished object since about March 27. But finally, after months of waiting and knitting and working, I have something to show off to you. That something is a Solaria cowl in Tanis Fiber Arts blue label in the 2014 Year in Colour January colorway, orchid. I love the color; I’m usually not a huge “pink person,” but I like this shade of pink. The pattern was a challenge for me because I’d never knit nupps before, but I did it. While they aren’t easy, the product is definitely worth the effort. I’m definitely planning on revisiting this pattern soon.
More details on my project page