Summertime is a great time to knit, I love knitting by the water or the campfire. Nothing is more relaxing. Here’s a quick look at the projects I’ve been working on this Summer.
The Sun Shawl
Current Status: Final laps
I am loving this pattern by Sylvia McFadden! It’s been an amazing summer knit. I started the project while on vacation in July and continued working on it during my commute until it grew too large (and heavy). Now it’s become my weekend project by the campfire or in the car during long trips on the highway (in the passenger seat obviously – no one can knit and drive). It’s a circular shawl, so part of the driving force for me to finish it is so I can see how the finished piece looks. Although, it’s so heavy that I’m starting to wonder if it might become more of a small blanket. Either way, I can’t wait to finish so I can wrap myself up in it on a summer evening.
I’ve been keeping track of my progress in my Ravelry projects. I’m using Berroco Vintage in Douglas Fir, which is a lovely shade of green that photographs horribly in low light (which is why I have so few pictures of my progress on this one). I almost through my third skein in this project, and am pretty sure I’ll need to use a fourth.
Fair Isle Owl Mitts
Current Status: Awaiting their photo-shoot
These adorable mitts were my first attempt at Fair Isle Knitting and my first attempt at chart knitting. I learned a lot while making them, and really enjoyed the process. I look forward to trying more Fair Isle patterns in the future. I still need to take pictures of them, so hopefully soon I can share them here!
Cute Kitten Baby Hat
Current Status: Ready to mail
This hat was a quick-knit project, I completed the body of the hat in a weekend and the detailing took about a week. I didn’t use a pattern for the hat, I improvised as I went. I need to wrap it now and get in a mailer to send to my cousin as a baby shower gift. I have a post about it coming soon!
Current Status: Pattern purchased
Over the winter I came across the pattern book PlumDandi, which I gushed about here. Last week authors Alicia Plummer and Melissa Schaschwary hosted a sale on their independently published patterns. I purchased three sweater patterns, but haven’t decided which one to try for my first sweater.
Here are my options:
- Overlynd by Melissa Schaschwary
- Real Life by Alicia Plummer
- Backshore by Alicia Plummer
- Keene by Alicia Plummer
- Genesee by Melissa Schaschwary
I’m likely going to use a Berroco yarn, because I love them, in a neutral color. Not sure which one I’ll start with, but I’m really excited for this next big project!