September 25, 2013

WIP Wednesday

(a sidenote that the pictures look a little better enlarged, if you click on them it does so)

Hey everyone! I hope that you all have had a great week so far. I know that it's a little late to do a WIP Wednesday, as it's already almost Thursday, but I guess it's better late than not at all.

Since it's finally autumn and starting to grow chillier, I thought that I might start working on some cozy, warm stuff to wear :) At the beginning of this week, I started up a shawl/scarf using the pattern The Lace Mess Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia. The pattern gives you the ability to almost design the shawl yourself; it's super versatile.

Instead of doing lace, I'm just doing a simple stockinette pattern with random ridges (as in, instead of purling on a WS row like you normally would, I'm knitting that row).

Instead of doing lace, I'm doing a stockinette pattern with garter ridges at random. I think that it gives the fabric more texture and just makes it more interesting. 

The pattern doesn't say what needle size to use, but I'm using 10.5mm, 16" circulars. I think that they're a pretty good size to get the fabric loose, but not so loose that there's gaps between the stitches.

The yarn I'm working with is Berroco's Vintage Chunky in plain white. I've had this yarn hanging around for two years now, so it feels nice to finally be putting it to use! I love working with it. 

Thanks for reading! I'll hopefully have another blog post near the end of this week. 

September 22, 2013

Beekeeper 2.0

To anyone who happens to be reading this, hello! I know that I haven't blogged since the springtime (up until this week, I haven't knitted since then either), but I'd like to start doing so again. 

On Friday I was going through some patterns whilst cleaning my room and came across the pattern for The Beekeeper's Quilt and just kind of decided to start it up again. I did have a few hexagon puffs from back when I originally started it, around February, but I don't think that I'll be able to use them because I used a different needle size (3.75mm) for them than I am now (3.25mm). 

I only have six as of now, but here's a picture of one of my favorites. 

The yarn used for this one was Malabrigo's Merino Worsted, one of my favorite yarns. It comes in rich colors, the plies don't split and it's so soft and nice to use. Definitely recommend it!

For the rest of my hexipuffs, I'm just using misc. worsted weight yarn scraps from leftover projects.

I would definitely recommend this pattern (here's the Ravelry page for it if you want to check it out!). It's so versatile and great if you just want to work on a little project to take a break from a larger one (these usually take me about forty five minutes for one).

Thanks for reading!
Also, this is a little random and not knitting related, but would you guys like it if I blogged about other subjects? Photography and just my daily life for example. I think that doing so might work out pretty good for me because I'm not always knitting and I would still be able to blog. Let me know what you think!


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