I am now in the “easy flow” of Eavesdrop, I have finished the sequence parts, the increase parts, and the Horizontal Stitch parts! I will just say that horizontal stitching with linen is not something for the faint of heart! I got it done, but it too the better part of an afternoon and all evening! I now have 13 inches (or there about) of stockinette to do. Translation… easy, peasy knitting!
I am also contemplating my next knit and I need to swatch, so I am ready to cast on. Why the rush? Well, I want to have this close to done so I can squeeze in Marie Greene’s 4 Day KAL. So, I am focused on getting Eavesdrop done, which means some monogamous daily knitting.
However, all the planting is done, the garden beds are all in fairly good shape which means I have no real distractions to keep me from knitting! I doubt I can have it done by Monday but maybe…
How about some links to welcome June!
Summer sweater knitting should be a thing so I have some ideas for you: Hvide Sande or La Lancia or Latitude or Congrats are all fingering-ish weight sweaters and all are so cute!
In the summer sweater knitting vein…#makenine2018 on IG continues to inspire me! The creativity!! This and this… both caught my eye yesterday and the urge to swatch is strong!
I have always been obsessed with Koigu and their Pencil Box Collection is wonderful!
For the shawl knitters out there: I love Walk your Way and Areas is really interesting as well. And, if you like texture…Bobble Diamond Shawl is fascinating. Also, TTL Summer MKAL shawl is up for sale this morning!
Finally, building blocks for Fair Isle lovers!
That is all I have for this week! Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!
Not much knitting progress has been made on my Eavesdrop I am about 20 rows from the “suggested sleeve divide” but I am off on row gauge, so I will measure then to see how many more rows I will need to do. However, Sherman’s surgery was successful! Now we just wait for the biopsy results, but the vet was most hopeful and so are we! Thank you all for your thoughts for Sherman! He is most appreciative and so are we!
Friday’s that begin a long weekend are even sweeter, aren’t they? We got most of our garden in yesterday while Sherman was gone, and I just have a few pots to finish today.
Outside of that, we have no major plans for the weekend at all and that feels just perfect!
Now, how about some links!
First up, the knitters are in solidarity with Flint, Michigan. There is an amazing 11-year-old girl who is making things happen in her community and Thea Coleman noticed and Water is her latest “take a stand” pattern. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to her GoFundMe campaign ($3k as of this typing!) So, if you do nothing else this weekend, buy this hat pattern and support a very good cause!
Alicia Plummer also has a pattern that is supporting Flint with 10% of the proceeds from the sales of Real Life
These bird socks are just too cool!
The Seven Sisters is my favorite from the By Hand: Making Communities book.
Churchmouse Yarns Chevron Lace Scarf is FREE!
Blacker Yarns Trym Vest is also free and has a multitude of possibilities!
I love a yoked sweater, and Hap Yoke is different and so beautiful!
Laine Magazine, Issue 5 is now out and there are several gorgeous patterns in it!
That’s all I have for this week! Have an awesome weekend and I will be back with a short post on Monday!
P.S. Summer Book Bingo begins TOMORROW!! There is still time to join in the fun!
What a weekend, Gentle Readers! It seemed to fly by at warp speed and it contained bits of all kinds of things.
The Happiest of Hours
Sweater Day One
Sweater Day Two
I masterfully unlocked the “Wear Your New Summer Sweater” achievement by living in my new Lucinda all weekend. Yeah, that’s right. I wore it Saturday until the temps warmed up, then steamed it to wear it to church on Sunday. I worried about the sweater not holding its shape well, but it loved being steamed and looked as fresh as it did when I put it on Saturday morning. This sweater is just so incredibly comfortable, I am pondering knitting another!
The elusive “Knit at 4AM while watching a Royal Wedding” achievement was unlocked on Saturday morning. That’s right. I was up, knitting in hand, watching Meghan and Prince Harry’s nuptials. Best knitting time of the weekend!
The “Inaugural Bee Balm Bloom” achievement was also unlocked this weekend! No blooms at all last year, so when buds appeared earlier this week the excitement began to build. I am entirely enthralled with these unique looking blooms.
And, finally, we managed to unlock the “Yes, We Got Poison Ivy Again” achievement. Yeah, we are not at all happy with this predicament. We managed to avoid the poison ivy when we trimmed all the bushes, but Saturday we tackled some newly out of control Virginia Creeper and low and behold, while pulling vines we thought were safe were actually poison ivy. This is a double-ugh worthy achievement.
Bonuses for the weekend: I made pizza dough on Friday and grilled it with a bit of salt, pepper, and olive oil. It made the perfect conduit for marinated sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. And, on Sunday I blanched some fresh asparagus and made a quick and easy salad with Cannellini beans, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon zest and juice. So good, and so easy!
How about you? How was your weekend? Did you have any achievements?
Houston, we have bind off!
Yes, that’s right… Lucinda, she is finished!! She just needs a bit of a soak, some very minor blocking, and a few ends woven in! Look for better pictures next week! All the details are on my project page on Ravelry.
Now… let the swatching begin! Apparently, it is the Summer of Orange for my knitting, perhaps this will make it easy to fill my “With a cover that matches a current WIP” bingo square!
I will be up early tomorrow to watch all the hoopla surrounding the Royal Wedding tomorrow morning, so I need to have my swatching done! Meghan and Prince Harry will give me a good chunk of knitting time! If you are interested in watching the wedding tomorrow Kwizgiver has all the deets here!
Now, how about some links? This week, it’s all about texture!
Starting with Marie Greene’s 4-day KAL of her Beekeeper Cardigan! While there are no images of the cardigan up on Ravelry yet, they will be up next week. And, she did share some of the details: “The cardigan has simple, all-over texture. No lace, no cables. Top-down, seamless construction.”
Lea is lovely
Not up for sweater knitting? Joji’s Bark Lines is wonderful!
And finally, I love the simplicity of Elizabeth Smith’s Castaway
That is all I have for this week, have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
Sometimes the arrival of Friday brings the greatest joy… sometimes, you just want a bit more time for its arrival. This is one of those times. I had hoped to have a finished sweater today (or more finished than it is)… but that did not happen. I will try and knit for a bit this morning, but my list has a plethora of other things on it as well. So, the sweater might have to wait until Monday for its finish! I had worried Lucinda would be too big – she’s not. I had worried how the yarn would work out – it does. I am eager to wear it and it will be the perfect spring to summer to fall sweater!
And, maybe, just maybe I can get some swatching done for my new Vodka Lemonade.
I love it when I have some things to look forward to on Monday!
Now, how about some links:
First up…Mary has 2018 Summer Book Bingo cards ready! I have my card(s)…yes, I printed out two and have not yet decided which I will use. One is definitely easier than the other… (to see the cards more clearly click to embiggen!)
I recently discovered TextileArtist.org and every day my brain explodes just a bit more at all the insane stitching creativity! Yeah… just amazing inspiration.
I have long been fascinated by Åsa Tricosa’s designs and this week she released a trio of curiosities: Vaudeville, Coucou, and Dusala. The details are quite inspiring, as is her sweater construction. Have you knit any of her designs? If so, please share your thoughts!
Clementine is as adorable as the fruit!
I am no fan of dishcloth knitting and, you will never, ever, ever, ever find me knitting one. However, I have noted that some of you do like to do this phenomenon occasionally so perhaps some of you might enjoy May Flowers.
And, finally a new design by Caitlin Hunter: Sipila
That’s all I have for this week! Have an awesome weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!