After a night of tossing and turning, I woke this morning to this gargantuan web just outside my back door. And, I mean gargantuan – it is over 3′ in diameter, this was one busy spider overnight! Perhaps, I can borrow some of her mojo and I can join her on my upcoming sleepless nights.** Because I don’t have enough projects in process, today is clue 1 of Laura Aylor’s Sand Ripples MKAL. And, yes, I will be casting on. The first clues are always so deceiving with the amount of time it takes to complete them, amirite? I was asked to knit an item for a charity auction and this might work… I am not sure, I will have to see how the clues progress! But, to be safe, I will be tossing the fingering weight stash today to see if I have something that will work for this (and I am more than certain that I do!)
I did manage to finish something else this month, I completed Knit/Wit’s Kerameia Cowl. It was a bit of gift knitting and has been received by the recipient. I am working on a second cowl from the same yarn that will go in the gift basket. It is a great pattern and if you want to try your hand at color-work, this would be the perfect thing to start with as it is knit with a DK weight yarn. I knit it with Fibernymph Dye Works Bona Fide and I like the yarn despite it being superwash. It is super soft and not at all scratchy, so this should be the perfect thing to have around your neck!
In the caught-up category…I am happy to let you all know that the new washer (and dryer) is so outstanding, I have all the laundry caught up from being washer-less for over a week. I am sure that “new toy” feeling quickly wear off and laundry will go back to its normal status of “ugh, laundry”! Oh, and someone asked what is this amazing silent washer… we got an LG Top-Loading washer and it did not cost an arm and a leg. I know some of you are devotees of a brand I had never heard of. Well, maybe I heard of them, but do not recall ever seeing them in any appliance stores. I grew up in a “Maytag” household – and that washer lasted more than 30 years (no really, it did.) Nothing anymore does, however, but I am hopeful that this washer will last longer than its predecessor!**
Now, enough about my laundry joy and how about some links?
Carole has a new grand baby coming and I have been keeping my eye out for cute baby boy things and this week there were some AWESOME sweaters! Sloane Square and Little Roland… oh my gosh, I love them both… so much!! Although, Mary… you might need to knit these too!
Woman Must Make Her Own Arrows… I am absolutely enthralled by a pattern that says this:
“This is a recipe-in-progress, and you’ll receive instructions for general steps, shaping, several possible stitch patterns, and edging. This is not a line-by-line pattern. You should have a sense of adventure and some strong basic skills, such as knitting top-down triangles, working various increases and decreases, and mostly the ability to make choices based on loosely described steps. It helps to have a knitting friend who may be able to answer questions, and to use free online videos for techniques you want to incorporate.”
Veronika Cardigan (that doesn’t really look like a cardigan but is really beautiful!)
Bibbe… is it a poncho? Or a sweater?
Are you a Twin Peaks fan?
Interweave Knits Fall 2017 has an interesting collection of knits but I especially like the Angelina Pullover
Stroma is written for ANY GAUGE! Wait, wut?
And, finally… if you, like me, have at all been following Julia Farwell Clay’s journey (you can scroll through her IG feed and her progress) with this sweater then you will absolutely love the Eddy Wrap pattern! (I know exactly what yarn I am going to use to knit it, but you can get a kit here!)
That is all I have for this week! Have an amazing Friday everyone and I will see you back here on Monday!! I will leave you with the picture I managed to get with the spider in her web and she is impressive!
**When reality is so insane that literally the only thing I can do is laundry and knit.
I’ll be tossing the stash this weekend to Make My Own Arrows!! And that Eddy Wrap… beautiful, wearable interpretation of the sweater!
That is an incredible spider web!
Your cowl turned out beautifully! I hope the recipient loves it!
I wouldn’t be surprised if you wake up tomorrow and see that Charlotte has woven “terrific” or “radiant” into her web — cheering on your knitting and laundry!
Did anyone else find the pictures in the Interweave Knits Fall 2017 incredibly dark? I could not decide if I liked the Stroma or not as it was merely a dark blob.
🙂 this “recipient” thinks your cowl is the prettiest thing she’s ever received. It IS soft around the neck and it will definitely keep said neck warm and stylish. …also thinking about matching sweaters for her grandsons this winter. Little Roland is adorable!
I have a baby boy in my life. Maybe we need to have a knit along!
Thanks for the sweater links – those are both adorable! Impressive spider and web but I’ll just say I’m glad it’s at YOUR house and not mine. (shudder)
That is one impressive spider! Most spiders I don’t mind (if they have webs outdoors, but the black widows that are around my door this year have made me shudder. eek.
new washer and dryer, yay! We just installed new bathroom exhaust fans and boy, this has improved my showering world!! I saw your gift recipient cowl on her blog and you are a so sweet to knit her a gift 🙂
I am in love with the Angelina pullover, too. Did you notice that, unlike many patterns, the sizes start at 48″ bust?
I’m thinking I need to start making my own arrows . . .