I have been really trying to finish some of the projects that have been on my needles for a while. I feel like it’s a spring cleaning of my knitting basket. One more thing needs to be finished and then I’m planning to start my first sweater. I’ve decided that my first sweater will be the Featherweight Cardigan. I will be dying my own yarn for this, but haven’t decided on the color. I’m thinking a grey or some other neutral color so I can wear it with many shirts.
I finished my Hermione Everyday socks in my Spring Tulip colorway and love them. It’s just a little sad that the weather is finally getting a bit warmer and I won’t be able to wear them. At least I’ll have some nice socks waiting for when it gets cooler. Maybe I’ll even have a few more by then.
I also finished my Clockwork shawl that I think I started last August. It’s lightweight and I think that the colors will be perfect for the summer. I used Madeline Tosh. The pink color is Espadrille and the tan is Antique Lace (I think).
I did start something new today! My friend Seashore Sharon (Instagram – @seashoresharon) gave me a whole bunch of her leftover yarn so I could start a Cozy Memories Blanket. I was so surprised yesterday when she gave me a bag with so many different awesome minis at our knitting group. I had to start it! I think my first square worked out well.
I will one day know what day it is and have some sort of routine. I have been feeling very unfocused with everything in my life. At yoga yesterday the instructor asked us to make an intention for the class. Mine was to focus on a few things that I needed to do each day. I don’t think it worked out so well because I wanted to post this yesterday. I’m also not doing well with my New Year’s resolution since that was to be more present on my blog. I just want to feel more settled. It’s work in progress.
Onto knitting. I’m almost done with my Hermione Everyday Socks that I started so long ago. I just have the toe to finish. I thought that I would have to wait until autumn to wear them, but we are supposed to get some snowflakes Saturday night. I have also pulled out my Clockwork shawl to finish. It is like a breath of fresh air. I think that it’s the light and bright colors. I’m loving working on it again!
I really want to thank my friend Seashore Sharon for gifting me the beautiful Mighty Mini pattern. We meet every Monday to knit and have some coffee with a few other women and I was explaining how I feel like I’ve lost my knitting mojo. She gifted this to me for knitting inspiration and I can’t wait to start it. We are going to our Wool Walk together next week and I plan on buying the minis to make this. I was thinking about some autumn colors and possibly wearing it to Rhinebeck.
I’ve also been sewing up some project bags. I loved the ruler fabric and and made an antique key progress keeper for the zipper pull. My daughter picked out the fruit fabric and I thought it reminded me of a picnic hence the red gingham fabric at the bottom. I also lined the inside with the red gingham. There is also a strawberry progress keeper attached tot he zipper pull. It screams summer!