A Quiet Week

I’m popping in and sharing a little brioche progress just to say this may be a quiet week for me. I’ve got retreats and orientation and prep for school starting but I’m sneaking in stitches too! I’ll pop in when I can but I wanted to say have a wonderful week!


What I’m Working On Right Now: 4 WIPs

I don’t know how it happened but I’ve currently got four projects on my needles. I like to switch between different projects based on what the pattern requires of me. So here’s a look at what I’m currently working on right now.
Guthrie 2.0!
After I separated for sleeves I put this one back in my project bag. It’s temporarily on hold so I could start my next test knit.
Rumo Test Knit
I’m working on a garter stitch open cardigan test knit. I decided to go with this yummy black cherry color Berroco Vintage yarn I had in my stash. I also decided to use this test knit to try out square needles.
Square needles
I heard that square needles can be easier on the joints and I occassionaly get soreness in my right wrist due to a little cyst I’ve had for years. So I’m always open to trying something new. I feel like I don’t get fatigued as quickly using these but I’ll keep going and see how I feel about them. They are on sale through early September on KnitPicks, so I may order myself the set.
Rainbow Askews Me shawl
And with all that talk about rainbows I decided to start a rainbow Askews Me Shawl for myself. Brioche knitting it like mindless knitting to me now so after doing tons of garter stitch on my test knit I like a little break from that and brioche is a great palette cleanser. I asked my Mom what she wanted me to knit her this year and she said she wouldn’t mind a shawl/wrap so I’ve got to figure out what color combo and pattern I want to make for her, I have a feeling it will be something brioche too. And my fourth project? That’s still my squares blanket. I toss that in my purse and carry it with me and work on it bit by bit.

This has been a great week, I visited friends, museums, snuggled dogs, knit and really recharged myself. Next week I start prepping for school!

June 2018 Finished Objects

It’s July. I swear January and February dragged on and then the months started to fly by! It’s already June and I haven’t accomplished nearly as much summer knitting as I wanted to but I’ve been getting a few things done.
June FO’s
This month I finished two projects, both were pretty time consuming.

  • My cotton Guthrie! Okay, technically I finished it on the morning of July 1 but I’m claiming it for June. I’ve got a full post on it this week so you can see it in all it’s glory. I really like this one.
  • Shades of Blue Askews Me Shawl. I really do love brioche. It’s a color explosion and my friend loved her blue shawl.

As I finished my Guthrie this weekend and started to prep for a test knit I agreed to I realized I still hadn’t finished my Togue Pond Tank! Oops! I’m throwing it in my carry-on bag with me this week as I go to Chicago for a few days so hopefully I can finish that one up before I’m elbow deep in another test knit.

So that’s what I’ve been up to in the month of June, how about you?