My will was weak

My will was weak, I started some new knitting projects and not just one, but three new projects. On the plus side I did just finish my Downeast sweater.

Yes! I finished it! It hasn’t been washed or photographed, that will all come this weekend, but I did finish it. I also did get started on working on the follow your arrow shawl again. Granted it is back on the back burner, but I plan to make myself work on it a little bit each day. That hasn’t happened since this past weekend, but I’m trying and that is what matters right?

Now on to the new projects and I will go ahead and apologize in advance for the poor quality of pictures, they are from my phone (that’s how most of my WIP’s are photographed). First up is the Nachfalter:

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I started this yesterday and I have been zooming through the baby cables, I am over halfway finished with that section. I started this for the Top Tanks and Tees KAL (TTTKAL), I am also double dipping this with the stockinette zombies summer tops KAL. If you want to join the TTTKAL you can sign up here and if you want to join the stockinette zombies go here (the stockinette zombies is run through their ravelry group so you will need to join their group to participate). TTTKAL runs until the end of May, but the stockinette zombies runs until the end of June.

Now onto Deviate:

20140508-130902.jpgI cast on this one as a part of the Northbound Knits and Cocktail SKAL. My trillian is also a part of this SKAL (spin and knit along). This is a special SKAL because it is exclusive to those who bought the yarn or fiber dyed up by Lisa Mutch aka Northbound Knitting. The colorways were inspired by cocktails. This one end June 1st.

Now onto my Earlybird socks:

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This is a part of the Socks with Sarah KAL and is also a part of Socks with Sarah May challenge. To join in to this one you need to join Sarah’s ravelry group and then you can join the KAL. This project has been a lot of fun so far. I also just want to say that the yarn was dyed up by my friend Alicia who sometimes reads the blog (this was one of her experiments, she just dyes yarn for fun).

Later this week I will post about how my spinning is going, I know some of you were interested.

 

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A time to Reap

So I realized today that I forgot to blog about one of my test knits since it has been released.

So here it is, A Time to Reap

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Rav project page here.

Pattern: A Time to Reap

Designer: Melissa Schaschwary, also know as dandiliongrl

Yarn: Zitron Trekking Undyed

I adore this pattern! It is very clearly written and is a fun knit. There is just enough detail to make in fun and interesting, but the pattern is very easy to memorize. Then it has a nice stockinette section to break of the pattern, but it doesn’t stay too long in stockinette to get boring. When I finished I had about 50 grams of yarn left over so it only took half a ball of yarn to make these beauties.

As you can see in the title this yarn was originally undyed. I dyed this yarn up and I couldn’t be happier with it, I hit just the right shade of purple (luckily), because I wanted something that was light enough to look delicate and elegant like the mitts, but just dark enough not to show too much dirt too easily.

And for your viewing pleasure one more picture. There are more pictures on my ravelry project page.

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Also an update on Christmas knitting, I have gotten my dad’s slippers done, the sock monkey booties just need the final details sewn on, I have a hat done for one of the little girls I babysit (one more to go), i have started my mom’s slippers and my sisters shawl, and I have dyed my other sisters yarn for her scarf. I also had the meeting with the family friend instead of one sweater it is three shawls, should be four, but she loved one of mine so much I went ahead and gave it to her and she gave me the money to buy the yarn to make myself a new one.