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Coffee Socks

Now that I’ve finally finished knitting my sweater, it’s time to move on with some coffee socks. I am knitting these in a grey/pink combination and I can’t wait to see how they turn out! I haven’t done a lot of colour work in the past, so I hope I can do them justice.

Finished my Love Note Sweater!

I absolutely love how this sweater turned out. It’s incredibly soft, warm, and just beautiful. It took me just over two months to knit in fingering weight because I barely get any time for knitting, but I am proud that I completed it, and now it makes me want to have an entire wardrobe of hand knits to wear.

Making a Sweater

One sleeve down, a second to go, along with the collar. I love how this is knitting up so far.

Little Mittens

I still need to finish the thumbs, but I’ve got some cute little mittens finished up for my son (or daughter, whoever needs them) in my handspun yarn! They didn’t turn out too bad and I like the rustic look they have.

LoveNote Sweater Progress

I’ve been (slowly) oh so slowly working away at my LoveNote sweater by TinCanKnits – it’s beautiful and a pretty quick knit, problem is I only get 15 minutes a day (if that) t0 get any of it done, so it’s going pretty slow. I need to knit two more inches on the body, and then I have sleeves and a collar to complete. There are live stitches being held on a crochet chain at the neck currently so I can un-do those and continue knitting upwards. The sleeves will be full length since I’ve opted to do the longer version of this knit.

I’m holding fingering yarn (merino/nylon) along with lace (mohair) to create a really fluffy soft dream like knit. I can’t wait until I can block it and show the lace better.

Life

A Hat

I took that handspun from yesterday and knit my first handspun item – a hat, which my son has claimed. It’s rustic but I love it and I’m pretty proud. It just solidifies my desire to own a small flock of my own one day.

New Yarn

I bought some amazing new yarn from Incyanity, a shop that recently opened. The colours are Into the Blue, a mystery bamboo blend, and a mulberry silk called Canadian Fall. I couldn’t be happier with the product. The colours are vibrant and true to the pictures, and I’m already trying to decide which patterns I want to use to knit them up. I have a shirt in mind for Into the Blue, though I haven’t purchased it off of ravelry yet. I’m thinking this Love Note by TinCanKnits would be perfect.

Thoughts?

Truth

Spinning Motivation

There are some folks on instagram who are amazing at the craft of spinning yarn – and I hope one day I’m just as good. Look up the hashtag #spinnersofinstagram and you’ll see what I mean!

To get better at something like this you have to practice every day, just like any other skill that involves muscle memory. I’m hoping that a year from now I can look back and see a clear line of progress in my spinning, too.

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