Tuesday, September 11, 2018

FO: Bonfire Blanket

I finished this blanket yesterday! My second project this year! Sad, right?

This is a pattern by Tin Can Knits. I used Bernat  Blanket yarn in Country Blue. The first photo is truest to the color of the blanket. The button is custom made by Wooly Moss Roots (on Etsy) with a date engraved on it. This was a wedding gift for someone in the family.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Yarn Along

I'm still working on the Bonfire Blanket. So this is going to be sort of a deja vu post. Sorry guys. I promise it's significantly longer than last time and I'm planning to bind off this weekend. It is a gift for my brother in law and his brand new wife. I had an extra week to work on it and add length since they aren't opening gifts until they return from their honeymoon.

Button made and customized by Wooly Moss Roots

I started reading The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis this summer. It's good although like my knitting, I really haven't had spare time to sit and read without interruption. For those not familiar with it, it is a series of letters between two devils, trying to drag an ordinary man to hell.

"Indeed the safest road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without signposts, without milestones."

More Yarn Along here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

County Fair Knitting

I submitted two sweaters to our county fair this year. One was the cabled sweater I made for my husband and the other was the Spotlight pullover I made in a baby size.

The judge noted that the cabled sweater needed to be cleaned and pills needed to be removed in order to place better. Oops. I removed as much of the pilling as I could, and I did hand wash it, but having animals in the house makes things tough to keep clean.

The large cabled sweater was entered into the "adult clothing" section, and the baby sweater was entered into the "colors, carrying yarn" section. I also entered dehydrated mango chips (blue ribbon) and a jar of raspberry jam, which didn't place.

I'm continuing to work on the Bonfire blanket. I will be finished by the end of this month, as that's my deadline, so stay tuned to see the finished project!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Yarn Along

I've been working on the Bonfire blanket since winter and I finally remembered to share it!

 And in case you didn't see my post from Sunday, I finished the Spotlight sweater on the 28th. That took two and a half months to complete because the yarn I ran out of was on back order for a few weeks.

It is my first finished project for this year. I'm ok with that though. We have so much going on that I haven't felt like I'm missing knitting time. More photos of that project here if you are interested.

See the monthly Yarn Along linkup for more blogs like this.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Spotlight Pullover

I finished my first project for the year. I've been doing a lot less knitting this year, which is why it took so long to finish. This was made in size 6-12 months although once I blocked it, it looks more like a 12-24 month size.

I added the stripes above the sleeve cuffs to add a little more color, so it wouldn't be so starkly white. I wish I had done the same for the bottom but I was short on the blue yarn and only barely got through the fair isle without running short.

This is a pattern by Tin Can Knits, from their Mad Colour collection. It was very easy to put together.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bonfire Blanket

I've been on a Tin Can Knits knitting kick lately. Can you blame me? They have some gorgeous patterns. I've been working on the Bonfire pattern for a few weeks now, which is a medium sized blanket.
The colors don't look right, this yarn is actually a light blue. Once the project is finished I'll get better photos. I'm about halfway through the first skein.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Long Hiatus

I have done almost zero knitting since finishing all those sweaters. I was looking through my posts and FO page and noticed I had not shared any photos of the sweaters I made for my friend's baby shower. The patterns I used were Anders (Ravelry link) and yes, another Flax (Tin Can Knits website link).

The Anders was finished on October 5 and the Flax was finished October 12.

They're expecting a boy.

I cast on for a Bonfire blanket yesterday, another pattern by Tin Can Knits. I'm very excited to be starting on something new, and something that isn't a sweater. I've done enough of those this year!