The knitting bug has bitten me again and once again there is just so much I want to do and not enough time! This girl has too many interests! I’ve got seedlings coming up, I planted lettuce/spinach, I’ve got a pile of books to read, sewing projects in my head, and now way too many knitting wants. (And I wonder why the housework seems to be abandoned and pushed back another day.)
So here’s what’s on my knitting needles and being actively knit on.
This hat is called “Wurm” and is free on Ravelry. It’s a slouch hat that you can decide just how slouchy. I don’t think I really liked it the first time I saw it, but I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. So it’s now on the needles.
I am doing mine stripy with the main color a dusty pink and the other color kind of a light mustard.
I’m doing a second Baby Sophisticate sweater. Also free on Ravelry. The original one, below, I made for Elias, and now Espen wears it all the time as well. So fun to see handknits passed from baby to baby.
Here’s the one I’m working on now. Using Cascade 220 so it’s machine washable for the mama.
And my sock still gets a row worked on it every once in a while. I’m trying to use my oldest stash sock yarn up and then I get to move on to new and more exciting stuff. Another free pattern from The Knitmore Girls called “The Knitmore Vanilla Sock.” You can find the pattern on the right hand side of their website. The Knitmore Girls.
So, whenever I can grab a few minutes during the day, I am reaching for my knitting needles, not the toilet brush or the dish rag. Ha! In your face housework!
Those projects look great! I am a new reader here. I live in Sioux Falls and am looking for a good place to get yarn. I’ve been going to Michaels but sometimes there’s still something different I’m looking for.
I’ve got the knitting itch right now too! I have been crocheting for a couple years but now I am doing more knitting. I am currently knitting my daughter a little hippo. I got he pattern from Susan b. Anderson on Craftsy.com. It’s so fun and easy!
Have fun knitting! If you have any local yarn info, I would love to know.
Thanks so much
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Love that you are a local knitter and have the bug too. I go to Athena Fibers here in Sioux Falls. It is a couple blocks off Western behind Once Upon a Child and Heirloom Creations. It is in an old Victorian House. Nice ladies there. I like supporting small local businesses and they do have beautiful yarns! Tell them hi for me if you get there.
If I can’t find the things I am looking for there, I have ordered from Webs online. http://www.yarn.com They have a fun podcast too. Sometimes their yarn is cheaper, sometimes not.
Are you on Ravelry? I almost always look at reviews on there of yarn before I purchase anything.
Love Susan b. Anderson! I have made a lot of her stuff. She’s such a warm person.
Ummmm…other knitting stuff…I love podcasts. Some of my favorites are Knit Girllls, The Knitmore Girls, and Knitting Pipeline. you can google any of those and find them. I think they are in my blog roll too.
Have fun knitting! And totally go check out Athena’s!!
Oh man, I hear you about not enough time, too much to make! My constant battle! I often wonder what people do, when they don’t “make stuff”. They are really missing out! Lovely Baby Soph. It is such a darling pattern!
Love your projects. Can’t wait to see an update as you get the striping going on the hat!