Houston… we have colorwork!!
Yes, I am on the downhill portion of my Strokkur and my favorite part! I feel safe in saying that this sweater will be done next week! This despite the realization that I did too many decreases in the short-row section – I should have done NONE and did them not “as above” but “as the previous page.” All this meant that I considered ripping back 8 rows of knitting… (yeah, yuck). My option was to just drop back stitches in the decrease areas and re-knit them sans decreases. It was fiddly, but it is done. AND, yes… colorwork has started!!
Moral of the story…really read every word the pattern author writes… knit to marker means just that. I blame this entirely on Joe Biden’s amazing eulogy yesterday for distracting me!
Is it just me or have you all noticed the huge influx of new patterns on Ravelry over the past week? You’d think a new season was coming, or something… ha! It’s true, a HUGE influx of new patterns and, sadly, not all of them were anything to write home about… or link here. But, I did find some really fun things to share with you this week!
First up, a couple of non-knitting links!
If you want to show a little RESPECT today, Aretha’s funeral will be broadcast on television and online.
Next up: Crostini, 3 Ways was posted this week on he Laine blog…oh my. This might be coming to a happy hour table in my house soon!
Are you a sock knitter?
Sockturnal… think this is your typical sock? Think again… it starts in a very unique place: the heel!
Dip your toes might be too cute to put shoes on!
Intiaanisykst are sure to be a quick knit using Aran weight yarn!
Perhaps you are more of an accessory kind of knitter…
Glitch might mean malfunction, but this cowl definitely is NOT!
Enderby is most interesting!
Magnolia Hat is so cute!
So is Hari Hat!
Ysolda’s Knitworthy 5 will be out next week!
However, it was Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner for the sweater knitters:
Dale was the first pattern released from Quince & Co. Core Wool 2018 (also see Dune and Ridge above… these first patterns are all about gauge!)
Jane Morris by Carole Sunday
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry
Hoar Cardigan has two sleeve style options
And, finally…The Sweater Opus: Lindisfarne which is a “labor of love.” Wow!
That’s all I have for this week! See you all back here on Monday! Have a wonderful LONG weekend!
Mmm, those crostini recipes are making me hungry! Must try those balsamic-roasted grapes!
Wonderful links, as usual. I am excited for the coming of autumn and knitting season!
Oh my, balsamic roasted grapes!! The influx of patterns on Ravelry is definitely a sign of season change. You found some good ones! Have a great weekend, Kat!
Crostini! Magnolia hat! Dale! So much to think about Kat! Have a great weekend…gotta keep those lemon basil cocktails in the mix until the very end!! xo
Your Strokkur is beautiful; I love the tweediness of the purple yarn. And all those accessory patterns! I’m going to look at them after I pick string beans, otherwise I know I’ll never make it out to the garden. I hope your weekend is wonderful!
I can’t even imagine knitting something like Lindisfarne. My. Goodness.
Have a great weekend, Kat!
The patterns are amazing! Aretha know how to throw a party! I’ve been listening to her all week long! What a queen!!
I will come back to your links later and give them the time they deserve. Love to see new patterns.
Lots of fun ideas here…for “real” knitters (not wannabe,as moi). Glad you fixed your mistook…colors are wonderful. Hoping you’re having a cool SEPT weekend!
happy Friday on a Tuesday! I have managed to stay on track with my knitting queue (and that Lindisfarne link almost made me spit my drink 😉 but my sewing queue not so much. This is a great season for all the new things and I’m loving the inspiration!!