Friday, June 9, 2023

Summer Top MAL Progress

Tolsta Tee size 3 is coming along well.  I'm about 4.25" from the underarm.  Only 7 more inches to go.  I put it back on the needles from my stitch holder cord and finished the first 100g cake of the green (Lichen) yarn this morning. 

This weekend I'm going to be busy with the CNY Fiber Festival & working Overtime to earn extra money to spend on yarn.  This morning I'm scouring Ravelry for patterns I want to make so that I know what yarn to look for tomorrow.  Otherwise I will come home with a skein of this and that and just add them to my stash.  When in doubt, I just buy 100g of sock yarn that I know can become socks or a beanie with no thought required.  After knitting the Tolsta Tee for me & for Jo, I think I will work on a shawl.  The ones I'm pondering right now are the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West, Ashes by Joji Locatelli, or Inclinations Shawl by Andrea Mowry.  I also have the Shetland Lace Shawl by Alice Karachi in my stash of patterns that I own that I want to make. The sweater I might try again (with the proper yarn this time) is the Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry.  The last attempt was with expensive LYS acrylic in solid pastels that did not fade, and I would have worn it but I changed the needles on the sleeves and didn't like the fit, so I gave up on it.  Or the Elton sweater by Joji Locatelli is intriguing me.  I feel like I might want to work on something with a mohair yarn.  I wish I could go back and buy more of the lace weight mohair from Lorna's Laces when I thought That was expensive - now it's ridiculous how much mohair has gotten.  

I have prepared my list - wish me luck!  


Thursday, June 1, 2023

June Summer Top MakeAlong!

Hello, I'm back after taking most of May off from social media posting.  In the past month, I managed to finish my Serged Dream Coat by Crochetverse and knit a pair of vanilla socks for my husband.  I cast on another pair of socks for myself and started a crochet hat as a beginner level project to base my crochet teaching certification lesson plans on.  Busy Days!  I'm even more excited this morning to learn that for June/July the Creators on the Mindful Creators Clubhouse platform will be doing a Summer Top Make-Along, and I'm geared up to make the Tolsta Tee by CreabeaDesigns for myself and Jo.  I have the yarn and ordered the needles (they arrive on Saturday) so that I can be ready for the kick off on Monday. I've settled on making myself a size 3.  I need to measure Jo to decide which size to make her.  She will be happy that the yarn I bought her about a year or more ago will finally be turned into something.  I had knit up a ball of the yarn and then stopped... I have no idea what pattern I was using and I'm not satisfied with the texture at the gauge it was working up into.  

Here is a photo dump of May!