May’s Month of Knitting


I was worried I didn’t have much to blog about this month, until I looked at my Ravelry page and realized that I actually got a lot done! It’s amazing how you can forget something you put so much love into, but the stresses of life make those moments fleeting. Anywho, let’s get right down to all the goodies I got to make this month!

Echo’s Cowl

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  • Pattern: Honey Cowl (free on Ravelry!) by Antonia Shankland
  • Yarn: Red Heart Unforgettable in Echo – Size 8US needles
  • Verdict: This is the second time I’ve done this pattern because the results are just lovely – the yarn on the other hand was a trial. It is acrylic (sorry) with a soft single spin, which made the loose stitches rather difficult to work with. It turned out beautiful, softly muted pastel colors, but I don’t think I would recommend this yarn for this pattern.

Miss Patti’s Scarf

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  • Pattern: MissMarple Scarf by SusanneS-vV
  • Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Pink – Size 7US and 9US needles
  • Verdict: The scarf is adorable and exactly what Patti wanted and needed (she can only tolerate acrylic yarn). I saw this design knitted by @lollyknitsdesigns on Instagram and it was gorgeous – check it out if you want to see what a different type of yarn can do for this pattern.

Socks! Socks! SOCKS!!

Two at a time madness.

Two at a time madness.

Regia Socks!!

Regia Socks!!

Perfect for Hiking!

Perfect for Hiking!

Prince Charming Needs Socks!

Prince Charming Needs Socks!

Oh Jeez …I made four pairs of socks this month!

THE Peruvian Central

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  • Pattern: Peruvian Central by Susan Ashcroft (Stitchnerd)
  • Yarn: Malabrigo Sock Yarn in Pocion
  • Verdict: LOVE! The pattern is really quite simple and adding the beads gave me even more time to enjoy the fantastic yarn because beads really slow me down.
  • My Modifications:

    BEADING INSTRUCTIONS

    The first placement of beads was on the RS only on the K1 between the yos.

    On the WS (purling back row), I placed a bead on the stitch that was the double decrease. This way, it shows up on the RS. This was the only time I did this.

    On the two edges, I began placing them on in the second RS row, once there was a knitted stitch that would be next to the yo. I continued to place them on the stitch next to the yo on each row.

    7 pattern repeats = 378 beads

    Binding off:
    I bound off on the RS using the extra stretchy bind off.

A Day Off of Knitting

My Day Off of Knitting

My Day Off of Knitting

I’m not sure how to present this but I will give it my best shot. In one day off I made 2 ruffle scarves (*sigh*), a baby hat and a long bulky cowl. More info about projects if your interested HERE. This is me trying to get ready for selling season, it is June after all 😉

Crooked Paths 

Crooked Paths 1

Crooked Paths 1

Crooked Paths 2

Crooked Paths 2

Springtime Reverie

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  • Pattern: Reverie by Amy Swenson
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Sock Yarn in Snow Cone
  • Verdict: I like that the pattern was simple and very intuitive, it became a very mindless knit. I am thinking that the reason I don’t like the beret is the yarn. Lion Brand Sock-Ease has, well, too much ease. There is really no structure to this yarn and it is just so limp! The pattern is free, and if I make it again I will try a better structured yarn.

Springtime Bandit

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  • Pattern: Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborn
  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red
  • Verdict: (This is a free pattern so I’m not spoiling the secret sauce!) I did an extra repeat on Chart B which made this shawl a monster! That and the fact that acrylic yarn doesn’t like to block left me a little disappointed with the outcome which stinks because it is a beautiful pattern. Luckily my grandmother saw it, ripped it off my dummy and took it home. Word to the wise, if you can afford it use a real fiber!

 Bulk Knitting

Here are the things I am always making in bulk for the store or for charity. Basically, I have no idea how many of these things I have made! They are all over my house, just begging to be counted!

If you’ve made it to the end good for you! Thank you so much for looking at a months worth of work. Dear friends and neighbors, here is to hoping for more time to play with fiber, to read blogs and to enjoy each others company!

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11 thoughts on “May’s Month of Knitting

  1. rainbowjunkiecorner

    You must knit much faster than me and or spend more of your day knitting. Love all the socks. Wish I could make them that quickly. I was also particularly struck by the Peruvian Central shawl – beautiful!

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  2. jackmaybenimble

    I’m constantly amazed but how much you achieve! Love the Peruvian shawl – I’ve been coveting a similar non-beaded one on Ravelry for ages. And your socks always raise a smile!

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  3. salpal1

    Holy cow, you have been busy! love everythign, especially impressed by all the socks! How many have you done in the socks with Sarah KAL? I thought I was doing well to have finished 12 pairs, but you make me look like a slouch! 🙂

    Reply

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