The Week In Which I Want To “Knit All De Thingz!”

I’m not exactly sure what’s going on but something’s happening and you know what … it’s all good!  I’ve been feeling to craft, craft, craft all the time now.  Typically, I’m a technique person, so once I get a technique down I’m not always so interested in the F.O.   But now … I want F.O.’s.  I guess I can say that I’m entering a new phase in my crafting journey?  Hmmm … Not sure what it is but I really don’t mind.

Barley Rewind

Barley & Shawl

Guernsey Wrap

Magic Looping Revisited

This week in craft adventures I’ve:

  • Frogged my Barley hat.  I made the size recommended as per the circumference of my head but it ended up being too big.  I guess my head is not as big as I thought!  LOLOL!   I love the pattern so much, I really don’t mind frogging and starting over.  I’m also making one in a silver grey for a friend but hers I’m doing in all stockinette.  I might do mine that way also, not sure yet.
  • Dreamt about Brooklyn Tweed’s Guernsey Wrap.  I’m taking that as a sign to make one.  I have some KP Cyber Monday 2012 special reserve Chroma that was gifted to me; I figured this is a good pattern to use it for.
  • Re-visited magic looping.  This time around, the concept was easy peasy.  Very Pink’s tutorial video was probably the shortest one I found but with the clearest instructions (I’ve linked the video below).    The first two rows were fiddly, but I know it well enough to not have to revisit practicing before I execute the technique.  Winner, winner.  😀  My only issue is that the last stitches on the loop are so tight, it’s a struggle to get them back on the needles in the starting point.  But other than that, it’s been pretty good.   Next stop: DPNS!!!
  • Felt in the mood for making “The Sunlight Shawl for Sad People“.  No, no, no — I’m not sad!  LOLOL!  I just found it to be a very pretty pattern and a good one for my first shawl attempt.   And with some Madeline Tosh fingering (purple yarn in the second pic) found in my stash, this should be a very enjoyable project.
  • Will cut fabric to make about 4 – 6 of these potholders, hot pads … whatever you want to call them.   I got some fat quarters from Jacey … errrrr .. a quilt might be in my future but in the meantime, potholders it is!

Hope you each are having a great, sunshiney, crafty week.  😀



    1. Doesn’t she make it look ridiculously easy? If you think this one is awesome, you should see her kitchener stitch one. Amazing! I got that on the first go round.

  1. I’m the opposite not too much crafting going on, but I have been doing a ton of reading, reading, reading mainly on natural health/herbs. I already know a lot about those topics, but it never hurts to expand, right? I’ll start crafting this weekend. I have a few costumes that I have to design/sew for our Lutheran church’s Passion Play. I’ll even be donating a loom woven item also!

    1. Can’t wait to see that woven piece! And know that the health/herbs info that you’ve been sharing with us have been a blessing in more ways than one. So thank you!

    1. Could be Spring indeed! I’m a fan of the winter weather (for the most part) but I’m definitely getting into that spring cleaning, finishing or frogging, open windows while I sip tea and craft mode.

  2. I left a comment the other day on someone’s blog saying I wanted to knit Jared’s Guernsey Wrap, I love it, and now I read your post. I think all of this is saying I should cast on too 🙂

    I can not get the hang of the Magic Loop, I just make a mess so good for you in getting it. I can use dpn’s and I find them pretty easy.

    1. I’m going to have to really try with dpns. They scare me! LOLOL! I feel like I’m wrestling with a pointy octopus! 😀

      And for the Guernsey wrap … doitdoitdoit!!! Oh the peer pressure! 😀

  3. Everything looks so nice. I love that Guernsey Wrap. Really looking forward to seeing you finish that and the sunshine shawl too 🙂

    1. Getting ready to start the sunshine shawl either tonight or tomorrow night. If I can only get this gauge right for my Flax sweater, I’ll be good. 😀

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