Stitching Status: Bits & Pieces

I’m really happy that it’s Friday. This has been a long week. So I thought I’d share a few things knitting related.
Currently I’m working on what has to be the softest baby blanket on Earth. A girlfriend of mine is having her second baby in March, a girl this time, and she loves the color combo of lavender and mint. While Knit Picks had Mighty Stitch on sale I picked up some of the bulky weight to whip up a blanket for her. I’m doing alternating blocks of lavender, mint, lavender and then longer blocks of white and then mint, lavender, mint…It’s working out really nicely and I love not having to purl anything. I’m also going to whip up a baby sweater this weekend for another friend’s little boy who will be here in a few weeks!
Also you can call this the art of peer pressure but I decided to jump in and do a Find Your Fade shawl. Just look at the #findyourfadeshawl hashtag on Instagram and drool over all the lovely shawls. I’m not even a big shawl knitter but I love color possibilities and didn’t want to miss out on the fun. I’m already at my second color, I’m using some stash and some new yarn to give the fade I want (I’m going from highlighter yellow – pictured is madelinetosh Edison Bulb – to a super bright pink with green and blue in the middle). When I get tired with one project I like to have something else small to work on to switch things up and this is a pretty good option.
Steven's Rye Tie
And remember over the holidays I knit 2 Rye ties? Well I finally got a pic of my friend Steven wearing his, isn’t he handsome? He told me he got lots of compliments and that other men at work attempt to take the tie. I didn’t expect men to like the knitted ties as much, who knew they’d be such a popular item?

This weekend should be pretty quiet and low key so I plan to knit and rest. I feel like a cold is coming on and I’m trying my best to not get sick. What plans do you have for the weekend?

12 Replies to “Stitching Status: Bits & Pieces”

  1. That red tie is AWESOME!!!! I LOVE that it looks finely ‘machine’ stitched, well done, DWJ!!! 🙂

    1. I think the yarn I used on his tie is my favorite for them, the Cascade Venezia worsted. It has a touch of silk and it hangs beautifully.

    1. I hope so! I know it’s a lot of color but it’s fun to see how they will fade into each other. Fingers crossed I love it when it’s all finished.

    1. I love the color palette, but I also find I love knitting for little girls the most 🙂

  2. I love that you love color so much! Your choices really inspire me to try to be more adventerous with my yarn selections.

  3. Love the baby blanket and your fade! I picked out colors for a Find Your Fade back in December, but still haven’t gotten around to casting on … maybe in the next few weeks!!

    I’m in California this weekend and hoping to do some hiking, and a visit to a yarn shop downtown that I’ve never been too!

  4. What a great action shot of your tie! So nice to see handknits being worn and loved 🙂

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