After that former serious post – I would like to share some of what I have been working on instead of smoking and eating Knitting is perfect on-the-go when you stop smoking – and sewing is great at home – it keeps my hands occupied!
The #Stashbustarmy shawl(ette)
I started this shawlette after listening to Voolenvine’s podcast about stashbusting, and I decided it was time to use some of the good yarn sitting in my stash. Also I really need a greenish-blue scarf to wear with some of my outfits now it’s getting colder!
Made in Evilla yarn
I digged out some Evilla yarn I bought 2½ years ago in Kiel and found me some 5mm needles. This is the “pattern”:
CO 3st, work 6 rows, pick up and knit 3 st along the side, then 3 st along the CO row. = 9 st
Working right side like this:
k3, YO, knit to center st, YO, knit Center stitch,YO, knit to last 3 st, YO, k3.
Working wrong side like this:
k3, YO, p to last 3 st, YO, k3.
I am going to work like this, until I think it’s big enough, and then I’ll do some sort of edging. I knit on this during breaks in school and other times when I need completely mindless knitting.
The Manos Boatneck
Last week I started swatching in the raspberry Silk Blend I got for my birthday. I want to make a loose fitting raglan boatneck jumper, with drape and a bit of transparency (to wear with slim jeans and a tank top) and I settled on 7mm needles.
The initial sketch and swatch for the raspberry boatneck.
I cast on Sunday evening, and am slowly moving towards seperating the sleeves and the body – working the sweater top down in one piece, naturally
When I had just worked a few rounds. I love the pinguin stitch markers!
I’m also having a few active sewing projects going on:
The soon to be dress 2026 version 8.
Yet another knit dress with neckline edge. I think I have made 7 of these so far – two have died, one went to life with a friend (better colour for her than for me)… This one is going to be blue! The pattern is Onion 2026, which I think is one of my favorite patterns. I have it cut and have sewn and pressed the darts. Maybe I’ll get around to work some more on it tonight.
And one more sewing project:
I am experimenting with making a knitting bag with coordinating toolback and needle book. I am using remnants of the purple dotted fabric from the cutting table. Most of the work is done on paper – I need to figure out the dimensions, so there is not much to show, yet – but here is the fabric.
love this purple fabric with white dots.
What is your favourite size for knitting project bags?