Well I haven’t wrote anything lately, but it is because I haven’t had much to say. I have been finishing up some of those sad WIP’s that have made it into the new year and I have begun some new things too! Probably the biggest reason I haven’t posted is because we have been having rather miserable weather so I haven’t had an opportunity to take really good finished object pictures. I have had the chance to get one done though.

This was another test knit, this time for Lisa Mutch.

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Pattern: Scold

Project Page: here

Yarn: Madelinetosh Merino Light

Colorways: Starting from the top triangle: antique lace, heuchera, and the bottom is vanilla bean

I really like this shawl, it has just enough garter for a somewhat mindless knit, but at the same time has just enough lace to keep it interesting. I have worn this shawl so much since I finished it. The pattern was super easy to read and follow and would totally suggest it to anyone. I could see myself making another one as a gift or maybe even for myself.

The yarn was to die for, I love the feel of it. I also love how well the colors go together, the vanilla bean has just a bit of periwinkle in it that just matched one of the shades of purple in the heuchera and then the brown and in the vanilla bean and the white of the antique lace really acts as a nice relief to the purples. I just love it!

Also I don’t know why but I have a major thing for single ply and when I saw that this shawl was done in a single ply yarn I couldn’t help but get excited. Granted Lisa used her own single ply yarn from her shop Northboundknitting, which is equally as nice as madelinetosh (I do own a skein of Lisa’s single ply), but I didn’t have the time/missed the update to have the option of getting her yarn for this project.


New Year, New Goals

Last year I made 52 projects of those 52 I made two kids sweaters, one baby sweater, and 11 sweaters for myself. This year I am dreaming on a much larger scale for finished sweaters. The year I am hoping to have at least 20 sweaters started and made for this year and then to also have the to WIP sweaters from last year finished. It is a very tall order but I think I am up to the task. I contemplated making it 24 which means two sweaters per month but with school and all the other planned projects I decided against it. So here’s hoping that I can reach my goal.

IMG_4939This picture I consider to be about a years worth of projects for me, all of the yarn on those shelves have an exact project in mind. I love being able to stare at all the yarn and envision my up and coming projects. I feel that seeing this everyday pushes me to work harder on my ongoing projects so I can start something new.

IMG_4940This shelf in particular is my favorite, it holds all of my madelinetosh sweater quantities worth of projects and all of my malabrigo, madelinetosh, and indie dyes shawl quantities worth of yarn.

What are your goals for the year?