Hi there, at last (seems like I’ve been waiting for days) it’s almost WEEKEND! Hope you too are off from work and will be able to enjoy some downtime to relax and knit. I won’t have much downtime but I hope I’ll get some knitting done anyway.
Let me share with you some major achievements (well not necessarily major but rather some happy cast offs)
First, I finished the body of my Snowflake sweater by TinCanKnits! Wow that was a super quick knit. I’d forgotten how much quicker it is to knit with DK yarn compared to fingering! The pattern is fun and easy. I did have some challenges at the beginning for the lace yoke and actually ripped it out twice. The third time was a charm even though I did make one small mistake but I was too far along and just to…annoyed to bother to rip everything out once more so I left it in and I think it’s ok, it’s not something that screams at you and probably non knitters won’t even notice:)
After that it was smooth sailing. If you are planning on knitting this sweater, I highly recommend the use of stitch markers for the lace yoke. I’d even go as far as to say that it is ESSENTIAL. I don’t know why I did not use them from the get go as I usually do! But hey, I got through it and now I only have the sleeves to do and the button bands for the yoke.
So I cast off the body part of Snowflake Wednesday 16th of September and the same day I also cast off and even wove in the ends of my Drachenfels shawl by Melanie Berg! Talk about efficiency!
I’m very happy with the shawl and it is going to be a birthday gift for my mother.
I really like the colors. I bought the pattern as a kit with the yarn on Craftsy. The yarn is from Brown Sheep Company.
Also I played around with dyeing sock yarn. I dyed just 2 skeins as a test and shared on social media. The feedback was so good that I actually sold one of the two skeins! Which is great! So now I have one to test and I’m going to knit a pair of simple vanilla socks with that yarn.
That’s all for today. If you have finished anything lately you’d like to share with me, please do. I’d love to see what you’re working on.