Stitching Status: Distractions

I typically plan out what I’d like to knit each month in my head and for the most part, what I want to do gets executed. Things that I can’t complete get moved to the next month’s goals but this month I’ve been distracted in so many ways. First with my Aunt being ill and wanting to make her something.
I decided to go with the Bermondsey cardigan just because it’s so easy to work up and I know what to expect. I cast on Thursday and don’t have much longer to go on the body. And I had some down time to myself this weekend and could’ve knocked it out but the color palette (my Aunt’s favorite color is green but she wears a ton of grey and black so I’m giving her all of that) and the monotony of this knit made me decide on something completely out of left field…I cast on a fingering weight yarn shawl.


This is Jellybean’s ‘WHAT??!!’ face. LOL
I’ve had the Dotted Rays pattern in my library for a while. I usually pick up favorites when a designer has a sale and I like that this one can be done in fingering up to worsted weight but I actually chose to make it in fingering weight since I love my Find Your Fade shawl so much and how light it is when I wear it. Plus there are so many gorgeous finished objects and I’ve been dying to cast on with this Perwinkle Sheep yarns in Hot Mama (that hot pink) and the multicolored yarn is Manos del Uruguay in Alegria in Candombe that I bought in New Orleans last year – it was time to use it.

Then add to my ever growing list I saw this test call on Instagram for this sweater that I loved when Samantha made it for a knit-a-long so I volunteered to test knit. Fortunately she doesn’t need a finished object until Dec. 1 but man I’ve still got that sweater I want to knit my sister for her birthday next month. Clearly the shawl will be picked up when I need to change things up a bit but I’ve got a lot of knitting distractions happening right now.

What about you, what you are working on?

9 Replies to “Stitching Status: Distractions”

  1. wow! It DEFINITELY sounds like you’ve entered your ‘end-of-year-handknit-dash’! I’m sure you will get it ALL done, as usual, and it will look A-MAAAAZZING!!! Go DWJ!

  2. I have Dotted Rays on my “I want” list but haven’t picked it up yet. Looking forward to seeing your finished shawl. And that test knit sweater is really cute. Have fun with all your knitting. And JB is as cute as ever!

  3. Wow, I have not been able to multi-task. I can only work on one project at a time. Right now I am working on a etrelac crochet blanket for a friend. My first one, hopefully it comes out right. Lol

  4. Looking forward to your test knit, this sweater looks awesome! I can already imagine that awesome pattern combined with your colour skills!

  5. Lots of good stuff as always, Dana! Your aunt’s sweater looks like it’s going to be a definite picker upper. I’ll be sending good thoughts her way. 🙂

  6. I love that sweater pattern! Can’t wait to see your version. I’m knitting Christmas Socks for my father-in-law….in 3 ply! I must be mad!

  7. The color blocks for your aunt’s cardigan are wonderful… Such a cheerful pop of green to spice up the classic black and gray. I love the test knit, especially the garter stitch “bib” and the three-quarter sleeves. I’ve been looking for something like this to throw on over a turtleneck on cold days when I don’t want to wear a sweatshirt or hoodie. Let us know when it’s published!

    1. I will definitely keep you guys posted when it’s finally published. I think she’s aiming for December!

  8. Not much really. I had to get over that creative hump with the thank you cards. Now I need to focus on my swap advent.

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