The chevron baby blanket plugs along (as blankets usually do), and I’m starting to day dream about other projects I’d like to start. My sister is expecting a little boy in early November, so there is another blanket waiting in the wings, not to mention a few unfinished objects that got tossed aside during the move. We’re going to pretend those aren’t there right now.
What I really want is something in linen!
Living in Southern California, and having the total lack of winter we had last year, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to knit with things other than 100% wool sometimes. As much as I love my wool, and all things wolly, there just aren’t enough cold days in our year to add more wool accessories to the mix. (I know those of you in colder climates are just crying for me.)
I’ve had my eye on the Summer Scarf ever since spying it at Two Sisters and Ewe during the San Diego yarn crawl last year.
Summer Scarf by Janet Avila
I’m also contemplating my first knit top, and the Silken Straw Summer Sweater looks perfectly summery, and not at all deceptive! I’m just sure I’ll look perfectly fit and flattered in it. (Just let me hang onto my delusions until I’ve knit it.)
Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho
For now, it’s all the chevron I can handle. ON TO THE BLANKET!!!
I’m trying to organise my knitting (and thoughts in general) for our upcoming road trip. I have my Sea Bands to hopefully ward off any potential motion sickness, and several patterns.
I’ve decided that hats would be something fairly easy to work on while in the car. I also decided to knit said hats for Knots of Love (we don’t really go through a ton of hats around here). Per their required yarn list, I will be stash busting A TON of Carron Simply Soft that I came across while trying to organize all my craftiness.
For these hats I’m taking along two patterns:
Then, just to shake things up a bit I’m going to use the Tardis chart from Bigger on the Inside by Kate Atherley to make a nice scarf for a friend 🙂
(I love that as soon as I had printed up the pattern and put it with my stuff to be packed, my friend actually requested this as a Christmas gift haha!)
I may yet also pack up a pair of socks as I’m trying to teach myself to knit them two at a time with the magic loop. That sounds like a lot of knitting haha. (…oooo maybe I’ll bring the spindle too…) What are your go to travel knitting patterns?
In a few weeks I’m heading on a road trip with my family! Little will be coming with me, sadly Josh will be busy with work. We’re joining my parents, brother, grandparents, and aunt and uncle. We’ll be heading from San Diego all the way to Seattle and back in 3 RVs over about 3 weeks. I have high hopes for all the knitting I could potentially get done (if I can keep the car sickness at bay…).
In planning what knitting to bring, I came across some hanks of yarn that I just can’t decide on the right project for. This hank of beautiful natural alpaca, straight from a ranch here in East San Diego, I’m having an especially hard time deciding on.
It took a lot of effort to make this not look like poo… but it still kind of does
It’s 320 yards of fingering weight yarn. It’s yummy and soft, with a bit of a scraggly halo. I’m thinking hat, but I just can’t seem to find the right pattern. If it was yours, what would you be knitting with it?
This next one is more of a puzzle. In my cleaning up the last few days I came across a bag of my mother-in-law’s old crafting stuff, including the very beginning of what looks to be her first knitting. Sadly she passed away after a long battle with breast cancer in 2010, so I really want to keep the little bit she knit intact, little mistakes and all 🙂
Diane’s first knitting ❤
The only wrench in this, is that I don’t really want to knit a garder stitch scarf. The yarn seems to be cotton of some sort, no label so I don’t know how much yardage. I really don’t want to frog what she knit, so I’m potentially knitting something with a garder border I guess. So any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated too.
Anyone have any fun summer trips coming up? What will you be knitting during your free time this summer (and I hope you all have some at least!)?
Finally! Just in the last seconds of January too!
The Lazer Sheep Yarns Etsy Shop is open for business!!!
Super excited, but that’s not what’s been keeping me from posting though 😛 it’s been succulent center pieces,
A sweet baby hat for a soon to be here baby,
Love the sweet little top!
Succulent center pieces,
and more succulent center pieces.
I’ve been hijacked by the wedding brigade and am also working hard on the shower and bachelorette party prep. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with things here, and maybe even get in some Christmas knitting! (haha)
Hope everyone enjoys the shop, and please let me know if you have any suggestions, or colorways you would like to see 🙂 (It’s sparse now, but more will be added as soon as there’s time to dye up some more yarn.)