I am happy to finally show you some sewing but I have to confess to a bit of cheating as I made this top sometime last Fall but didn't get around to blogging about it. It's the wonderful Hemlock Tee from Grainline Studio. The fabric is Nani Iro En Garden from 2015.
Last week I finished knitting a long skinny Baktus scarf. The yarn is just yummy and is from Indigo Moon. Here it is being blocked. It's the first time I've tried blocking and it turned out really well, much longer than when the scarf first came off my needles.
My next project is the Nordic Wind shawl by Cabin Four. I can't tell you how many times I've started this, frogged, then...repeat. I'll tell you the story another time. I started off with a thinner yarn and I was struggling. Now that I am using the recommended Lettlopi yarn on 5.5mm needles, I am doing much better!
The colour palette I chose is Red and the shawl is intended a gift for someone's birthday coming up soon! As you can see there are five colours here whereas the pattern calls for four. I am not sure why but when I was at the yarn shop buying up yarns for this, they suggested five as there might've been a not-enough-yarn situation from when they had knitted their shop version. I don't know. It was during the sale and my mind goes out the window during a sale and I just follow recommendations, at least for my current newbie state! I will see whether I will use four colours or go with five. Any thoughts on this?
Now I just have to remind myself to be more "present" during my knitting and not zone out during the easy bits!
Here's my new knitting mascot. I found her after the Christmas sales. I've dubbed her Ziggy, in honour of the late, great David Bowie.
MelissaEknits) I have yet to put my project notes there. Another item on my to-do list.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope your new year has gotten off to a good start!