It’s almost the 15th of the month and I haven’t picked up my knitting needles. Enough of that!!!
I found the perfect pattern to get me started this year — the Loops Yarn Herringbone Neck-Warmer. This will also be the first project in my stash busting efforts. I’m on a yarn-diet for the year — at least until October — but I’m sure I’ll be able to find yarn I can use in my very large stash.
The pattern seems quick, easy and I’ll be able to learn a knit stitch pattern and a new technique (creating button-holes) — perfect!!!!
Loops Yarn even has a clear, concise video showing how to produce the stitch pattern. How much better can it get? 🙂
My Noro from this yarn haul begged me to turn it into this Garter & Lace Wrap. I think the richness and the sheen of the Noro yarn will pack an even bigger punch with this project. It’s simple enough, but I can already envision the F.O. I’m hoping to finish it by my birthday (Oct 8th) so I can rock the “honest to goodness” hell out of it for the Fall. 😛 In addition to the greatness that this shawl/wrap will become, it’ll also give me an opportunity to block a lace project for the first time.
In addition to that project, I’ve finally found a pattern I want to do for my former supervisor (two other ones have hit the bricks hard already 😛 ). This is another lace project — simple enough for my skill level but interesting enough for me not to become bored (like I so frequently become 😳 ) I’m going even give up some of my Knitpicks merino yarn for this project so she can have a lasting gift. 😛 All this lace … I hope I’m not becoming a lace addict. 😀 But on second thought … there are worse things to be addicted to right? 😀
She and I are meeting up for dinner sometime around the first week in October. I’ll have it finished before then and packaged nicely for her.
pattern and image credit: Petal Edge Scarf
Annnnd … I’m going to swatch my first afghan sometime this week.
Ravelry pattern source: Lace Leaf Afghan
This is going to be a busy week in knit and after not being able to do
much anything this weekend, I look forward to getting some projects started. But the only thing is … errrrrr … 😳 … only one of these projects are on my Knitology: Year of Projects list. 😳