As you might expect, I did a good deal of knitting during my break. After my bout of finishing right before the move, I wanted to cast on All The Things. The first one I finished was this shawl. It’s had a few different incarnations and been torn out several times. I like the finished product, even though it doesn’t really match with my wardrobe. I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do with it. I’m considering a sample sale, either in my Gumroad shop or on my Patreon.
I finished these socks and can’t wait to wear them. I love rainbows, and these socks are just so bright and cheerful. They’re a basic vanilla sock, in West Yorkshire Spinners 4-ply (That’s British for “fingering weight”) in Rainbow. The heels, toes and cuffs are Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in Matcha. It’s a near perfect match for the green in the socks.
Now that we are moved into a bigger place, we also have the contents of our POD back, after two years of waiting. This means my stash tripled in size overnight.
Among the yarns I found in storage was half a cone of leftover yarn from a few years ago. It’s commercial mill ends wound onto the same cone to create a unique colorway in purple and green. I used the rest of the yarn to make Ash a sweater back in Ohio, and forgot I had so much yarn left. I needed an instant gratification project, so I whipped out a crocheted hat, and even gave crochet ribbing a try. I recently saw it in some youtube videos, and wanted to give it a shot. I didn’t even know you could crochet ribbing! I guess that’s what I get for being mostly a knitter since I was eighteen. I learned to crochet first, but aside from plain flat knitting, granny squares, and shell stitch, I never learned any of the fancier stitches or the other things you can do with it. I might get back into it eventually…when I cross a few more projects off my list.
There are, of course, many more projects on the needles, which I’ll share later. If you want to see them in “real time,” you might want to check out my youtube channel, where I’ve recently started doing a podcast! The first episode is down below.