Hello and welcome to a new week! I finished my Forever and Always Socks! Even though I said I don’t actually love knitting socks, I adore a hand knitted pair of socks as much as the next knitter, and I think each pair are really a small treasure. Do you think so? The pattern was very nice to knit, well written, and easy to follow.
I have additional pairs of socks on needles (at least three), waiting to be finished. I wish I had patience to knit a drawer full, but for now I’ll work on some shawls and other knits that I look forward to sharing. When it’s time for hot summer knitting, I’ll pull the socks out to finish.
I made some progress on my Antarktis shawl. (It was less of a knitting week, and more of a make chicken soup and Zuppa Toscana, with Kale, not spinach, for loved ones kind of week.) Antarktis is a fun and also a familiar pattern in the knitting community. It’s very easy to knit if attention is given to keeping track of the rows. It will be a perfect shawl for summer and especially for those times when air conditioning is too much, when I’m out in restaurants and such.
I hope you have a lovely week! Jeannine
P.S. I will be adding items to my shop this Friday. Happy Knitting!
Hello! I hope you had a relaxing weekend! Ahh Spring! Isn’t it just wonderful?
This past week I finished up the first of my Forever and Always socks and cast on the second. I’m always happy when I get a new pair of socks made, and knitting them doesn’t feel awkward anymore, like it can when first learning to knit socks, but I still can’t say sock knitting is my favorite type of knitting. So best to get that second one going ASAP don’t you know? I do like the sock a lot though :)
Friday night I cast on an Antarktis Shawl. I have a thing for yellow. Yellow has been described as the color of sunshine, hope, friendship and happiness. I really like it, but never choose it to knit with for some reason. I had some golden yellow yarn, (dyed by me using marigold flowers last fall), and I wanted to make something with it since. I’ve picked it up several times over the past months, thought about what to make, and each time ended up placing it back in my stash. This time though, I had already picked out the pattern and the yarn just seemed to fit. I am happy that I decided to knit with it after all. Do you have a color that you like, but aren’t sure about knitting with?
I’ve started a list of blogs I like to read on the right side of this page. Some I visit all the time and others are new to me. I’ll be adding more as I enjoy more blog visiting.
In shop news, I am almost done with a second ring pillow design, I have a few more skeins of yarn to dye this week, and I have a knitter’s balm bar coming soon! Thank you so much for visiting. Jeannine