Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Infinity Scarf

I finished the cardigan on Monday!
And I wasted no time starting a new project, a pattern I made over the summer. It's the Ashley infinity scarf.
I'm not too far yet since I've been sick the last couple days.

See more project by clicking below:

Monday, December 28, 2015

FO: Red Sand Cardigan

I finished her today, played yarn chicken till the very end, and it made for a very happy recipient when all was said and done.

The back

Pocket and texture details

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Crafty Christmas

I've been knitting like crazy during the last week in an attempt to finish the Blue (Red) Sand Cardigan.

Over the weekend I added the front panel and i-cord edging and on Monday and Tuesday I was working on the first sleeve.
This project has so far been my biggest undertaking and I've learned a lot. I also took a ton of pictures for you guys:
Sorry guys, I just really like those flowers.

Those pockets... So fun to make!

Artsy-fartsy texture angle...

I also took advantage of a sale Fine Lime was having on yarn and bought this skein to turn into an infinity scarf for a friend of mine:

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! I'll hopefully have a finished cardigan to share with you by next week also!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Planning Time

I have been working on the bottom border of the cardigan all week and I am finally at the 5" mark. I'll be adding an extra couple rows before casting off but it looks the same as last week in a photo. So I'll spare you a repeat photo.

I've been doing a lot of planning today. Now that I have officially finished nursing school (HALLELUJIA!) homeschool lesson planning is all I've been doing this morning. My mother in law gave me some resources that she has relied on for the last 20 years and while its all a bit overwhelming for me, I'm determined to do this. I never planned on being an educator before I got married and had kids. Well, I shouldn't say never. I thought about getting my bachelor's degree in environmental ed. I entertained and really got on board with the idea  of homeschooling because I generally disliked school and I would really like my kids to love it and become lifelong learners like my in-laws.

I know there are a lot of homeschooling crafters out there who follow the Yarn Along link up every week so if you have some resources that you absolutely love and rely on feel free to comment. We are Catholic, if you are able to recommend religious resources that is also appreciated.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

An Update on the Red Sand Cardigan

With the projects for the church sale and my nursing preceptor (links to FO posts) during the month of November, I haven't really shared any progress on the cardigan.

I've gotten to the bottom 5" on the body where that beautiful texture happens and while it started out as a challenge I'm certainly loving how it looks now.

I started the bottom section following the 5-stitch chart instead of scrolling a fraction of a centimeter down in order to double check the chart with the written instructions. Had I done that, I would have saved myself a 5-row frog job. 5 rows x 250+ stitches per row = over 1000 stitches ripped out. Ouch. But totally worth it.

So until next week's update, keep knitting and enjoy that nice wintry weather (for those of you in the northern hemisphere I guess). I've never had such a green, warm December so if any of you can mail me some snow, I'd like a white Christmas!