Happy Wednesday everyone, and happy Valentine’s day!
I hope you spent a great day with loved ones and that you had an amazing time. I have been super busy, similarly to last week and also super tired (12h work days will do that to you!) but I still managed to get some knitting done. I think I mentioned recently that I started the Read between the lines shawl (RBTL for short) and I’m absolutely loving it! It’s my first time doing illusion knitting and I’ve been enjoying it so much. The pattern is worked in horizontal stripes but the illusion makes it look as if the stripes are vertical, neat right?
The pattern asks for Scheepjes whirls but I had two Illusion Cakes from Lincraft (one of Australia’s main craft stores) so I just used those. I’m loving the colours so far, I think the final shawl will be quite muted but in a good way and will hopefully go with a lot of my clothes. There is also a crochet version of this pattern available for the non-knitters and I’ve seen some amazing versions on Instagram!
I’d love to know if you are making one of those shawls, I really enjoy seeing all the beautiful colour combinations!
Again I wish you all had a great Valentine’s day ❤
I hope that your first week of Feb has been great, I have just been so busy that I missed my usual Monday post. I’m afraid that I will only be able to blog on Wednesdays for the next couple of weeks, but fear not, I have a few things on the go that I will definitely be sharing when everything is back to normal!
This brings me to today’s post, I have made a start on my second pair of socks of the year, and I have a half finished object (HO) to show you!
I’m using self striping yarn, and to make them more manly than my socks, I’m not doing any lace pattern. Hubby was definitely relieved about that one! The socks kind of fit on my sock blockers, because I discovered that I have hobbit feet (almost the same size as hubby’s). Or maybe he just has small feet? Either way, those fit him, and he is happy he will have a new pair for winter. I really like the striping effect on those, I think they look great! I have lost the ball band somewhere though so I can’t remember what the yarn is, but I shall find out and I will mention it when I finish the socks.
I have also made a start on the Read Between the Line shawl and I love it! I will try to take some pictures and share that next week 🙂 I wish you all a wonderful end of the week!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
I have mentioned in my yearly goals that I would like to design more this year, and I’ve really been enjoying designing amigurumi so far. I have had an idea for a knitted shawl in my head since last week though, and so I’ve started on it using some super soft possum/merino/silk yarn I bought while in New-Zealand. The yarn is Zealana Kauri and it’s just amazing. I’ve been using my new interchangeable needles from Knitpro too, and I have to say that they are great, the transition from cable to needle is just so smooth. Anyway, the shawl is in three colours and I am doing a simple lace pattern with the green/mustardy colour.
I really love the overall effect, I’m hoping to have this finished by next week and I’m hoping that the blocking really makes the lace stand out 🙂 I think it’s pretty good for my first ‘freestyle’ knitting project.
Have you ever designed a project on a whim? I’d love to know!
Happy Monday lovely readers!
First, I would really love to thank all of you who showed interest in Sandy, you guys really put a smile on my face ❤️
And second, I have finished my candy corn socks! Yay! I’m super excited about those, I think they look awesome and I really enjoyed working with this yarn
I’ve already worn them of course and they are perfect in my running shoes 😊 So that’s my first pair (and first project) finished for the year, hopefully I can keep up my goals!
Have you finished projects this year already?
Happy Friday lovely readers!
Today I want to share with you my latest finish (which was actually done just before the new year), my diamond lace kimono, from Originally Lovely. I’m just so pleased with how it turned out, the gauge was actually perfect and I think it fits great. I even had my aunty (who was visiting with my grandparents) to take some nice pictures while we were visiting a winery.
I actually have barely taken it off in the last few weeks (only in the last two days, as the temperatures reached around 30°C). The only thing I was a bit sad about was that I used one skein that wasn’t from the same dye lot, and I didn’t notice it until I took pictures sadly. But I guess it gives my kimono character and makes it unique! That’s what I tell myself anyway 😂
Have a great weekend!
Happy Wednesday readers!
I have to say it’s been a bit hard to knit or crochet today, as it’s been super hot in Melbourne! But I realised that there is a project I have yet to share with you.
A little while back, I may have mentioned that my lovely nana sent some yarn in a parcel and I have decided to follow the current fashion and use it to make a lacy kimono. I feel like kimonos have been everywhere this season, and I’m very happy to me making one (which I probably won’t use until autumn, but that’s okay!).
The pattern I’m following is a free pattern by Kaitlin Blasing from Originally Lovely. I love this pattern, the only issue is that the gauge was a bit confusing to me. It read 16 stitches = 10 cm , but I’m not sure how many rows, or even if that was using stockinette. Oh well, I’ve started and I shall see, but it seems good so far, I think I will definitely fit in (I’ve tried wrapping it around me and so far so good!)
Here it is, isn’t the pattern lovely?
I’m really looking forward to finishing it, it’s supposed to be knitted in one piece starting from the bottom and I’m almost at the neck, yay!
What have you been working on this week? I’d love to know ☺️
Happy Monday lovely readers!
This weekend, the hubby and I have driven all the way from Brisbane in Queensland to Melbourne in Victoria to our new house! I’m very excited to be here finally, but I am also very excited that I got knitting and crochet time in the car!
Crochet-wise, I got some progress on my Swaye shawl (more on Wednesday) but I did manage to get a FO in knitting: my Hermione’s everyday socks!
I’m so excited about those socks, they are ultra soft, I adore the colours and the pattern. Really they are just a total winner! The pattern I used is a free pattern on Ravelry from Dreams in Fiber (Erica Lueder) and I am planning on trying out another of her patterns soon! I just love that a lot of them are inspired by Harry Potter!
And the yarn is from Fibre Revolution on Etsy, I just fell in love with all the colours they have, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of their yarn soon as I’ve got 6 skeins from my sock yarn club!
I hope you still had a great weekend and I wish you an amazing week
I hope you guys all had a great week, I sure have! I have finally finished my colour block jumper, and what an adventure it was!
It all started when my nana sent me some chunky yarn from France (Cheval Blanc Kinna in case you’re wondering). The yarn was super squishy and lovely, but the only issue is that she sent only 2 balls of each colour (although she did send 6 different colours). What could I do with that? I really wanted to make a jumper so I searched Ravelry for a pattern and fell in love with the textured jumper with stripes from Isabell Kraemer. The only issue was that I did not have enough of the main colour, and I was afraid that the colour change and the texture together would look weird. Because I had set to use the yarn I had, I though I would make a colour pattern and give up the texture effect. I’m super glad I took that decision as that section of the jumper would have been way too busy otherwise.
I was actually knitting at a pretty good pace until… I ran out of yarn! 😱 I was missing about 15 rows of the dark blue on the second sleeve! (can you spot it?) So the jumper sat 95% finished for almost a month as I was away. I knew that I wouldn’t have time to reorder the same yarn online before the move, so instead I went to my local yarn store and found a similar weight yarn in a colour that was pretty close. Then I had fun taking selfies to show you the jumper, as my photographer (also known as my husband 😂) has already moved in our new house and so wasn’t available to take the pictures.
I’m super happy with it, the fit is super comfortable and I really like the colour blocks. I actually had a lot of fun knitting this and I’m looking forward knitting more jumpers!
In other news, I think I’m going to attend a craft fair this weekend, and I’m pretty excited about that! I’ll keep you guys posted 😊
Have a great weekend!
Happy Wednesday readers!
I hope you’ve had a good week so far 😊 I have finished one of my Hermione’s every sock last week and I’m so excited about how soft it is!
The pattern coming through with the knitting is really cool too and I think that the name of the yarn is perfect, the sock really looks like seafoam 😊 I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve been up to on Friday!
Happy Wednesday lovely readers!
In view of my move to Melbourne in a couple of months, I have decided to start crocheting and knitting more winter wear (it’s really cold down there compared to Brisbane). I haven’t knitted a full jumper in a few years and I though it was about time to get to it again. My nana recently sent me a parcel with some lovely aran weight yarn, so I decided to go with a chunky jumper. The pattern is the textured jumper with stripes from Isabell Kraemer, and I already have my eyes set on other patterns from her (I honestly love most of her patterns, I’m going to have a hard time choosing the next one!). Because I haven’t knitted anything big in a while though, I decided to go with one of her free patterns first, just to get back in the swing of things. Also, the jumper is meant to be textured but I decided against. I am adding a few extra colours to my jumper, and I thought it would be too busy if I added a pattern on top of that.
I’m pretty happy with how it’s going at the moment, I am making stripes on the main body of the jumper as well (white and light blue), but I want them to fade, so I had some maths to do, we will see if it turns out okay!
I also want to crochet another shawl from Addidae Designs, Swaye. It’s so beautiful, and I have chosen those three colours, with the pink as my feature colour.
What do you think? I’m probably going to start this on my way to Europe next month, I might as well make use of the 26 hours of flight!