First pouring rain, then sleet and snow last night and then it was sunny with the snow melting today!
Yesterday, I happily knit with some podcasts and the fireplace going! It really was great to settle in and since I decided to try to stay off my computer, I managed to get a fair bit done!
Skein Hash Cowl by Sybil R is a stashbusting cowl that is knit flat starting with a provisional cast on and then joined in the round with the kitchener stitch. It is knit using garter stitch on the bias using fingering weight yarn that can be all of your yarn leftovers!
These pretty socks are woollenwild's Spring Fern Socks. The pattern is Spring Fern Socks by Susan Lutsky, a lace cuff-down sock that includes the chart as well as written instructions. You will need 350 to 400 yards of sock yarn and the needles to get a gauge of 32 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
Chaqueta Nórdica and Pantalón Nórdico by maria del puerto fernandez (puntomoderno) are 2 sweet baby patterns that I came across this week - a cute stranded cardigan and matching short pants. The links are a little hard to figure out so click here for the sweater and here for the short pants. Maria includes some tutorial photos and videos which you can get to from the Ravelry link but they are unfortunately in Spanish. Knit them using Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino using 2.5 mm (US 1.5) and 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles for a gauge of 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches.
WIP's and FO's
I finished my Comfort Fade Cardi! Hooray! I still have a few more ends to weave in and then it needs to be blocked but I am very happy with it even with the sleeves that are a few inches too long. I will turn the garter stitch cuffs up! I have not typed up all of my project notes on to my Project page yet but I will soon!
While I love how my Vintersol by Jennifer Steingass is turning out - it looks beautiful but and it is a big but - I should have trusted my initial reaction after I finished the yoke! I had stopped, thinking that I should tink back to the round where I was to add stitches at the point you split the body and sleeves. I even did all my calculations but since the sweater did fit - and it still does, I left it alone. Now the whole body and yoke is done and I find I am disappointed! I like my oversized and boxy pullovers that I like to wear with skinny pants or straight skirts...So I am on the fence about frogging back! Knowing me, I will most like;ly frog back and re-knit the body!
I am knitting it for the Berroco-Lopi Knit-Along, knit.love.wool Knit-Along and the Sue2Knits Knit-Along so I hope that I can still get it finished before March 15th - the deadline for the Berroco-Lopi KAL!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Along is an Any Project Knit-Along! The deadline for this one is March 31, 2018 so there is still time to get your project completed and entered in the next draw! You don't have to come to a Knit Afternoon or Knit Night to be included in the draw but you do need to post your finished projects to the Group Finished Objects thread on Ravelry.
This February, Sue2Knits participated in the #28daysofyourlys photo blitz. Every day in February, local yarn shops from all over came together to show you what we are all about. The posts were all on Instagram and shared on Facebook. While it often took some thought to come up with something to fit the daily topic, it was fun to see them all. If you haven't checked out the hashtag, you should - really amazing to see everyone's take for the daily posts! Here are some of our posts from February.
A whole bunch of Local Yarn Stores (including Sue2Knits) have been plotting and planning this...For the month of February, we will be doing a photo blitz of some of our favorite yarny and LYS related things!
#28daysofyourlys Day 1: Who We Are, Sue2Knits and Yarn is the place to buy all things yarny in the Windsor-Essex, Ontario area.
#28daysofyourlys Day 2: Groundhog Day. Hold on...Did he see his shadow? Do we have 6 more weeks of winter to snuggle up and knit? I think we will anyways!! A hedgehog that I want to knit, Caroline, my Girl Lamb and Harry, my Little Rabbit!
#28daysofyourlys Day 8: Local Indies Shout Out. Some of the Canadian Indie dyed yarns the shop carries! SweetGeorgia; Zen Yarn Garden; Ancient Arts; Koigu; and Northbound Knitting (NBK)
Follow #28daysofyourlys to see what local yarn shops from all over are doing! Today is Day 16: In Our Dreams...we would have all the yarn and fibre that we want❤️
#28daysofyourlys Day 19: The View Behind the Counter. 3 sizes of shopping bags, bags pf special orders from my customers, needles and other knitting notions and accessories, and myriad of what I might need and can fit into that too small bit of space!
#28daysofyourlys Day 20: Circles + Squares - We see circles and squares everywhere! We love Rowan Felted Tweed and Hikoo’s Concentric which is 100% alpaca, Zauberball Starke 6, Eucalan’s Wrapture Balm, Katrinkles’ Gauge Swatch, and Buttons.
#28daysofyourlys Day 26: Stitch of the Day. As you can see, I love using garter stitch❤️ How about you?
#28daysofyourlys - If you weren’t following this, check out the hashtag to see! Day 28: Grand Finale. If you are local, come in to the shop to see everything that we have to offer❤️❤️
New to the shop! Pam Allen’s Plain & Simple, I Love Handles Leather Wrist Rulers, Take Along Tote sewing pattern from Sometimes Sewing (Never Not Knitting), also Yarn Bowls and Electronic Kitchen Scales for weighing your yarn!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!