FO, WIP and Other Ramblings

Hello All! Once again, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve blogged. I’ve been slowly healing from my Cubital Tunnel Syndrome issues and am at about 90% right now. I haven’t been working on my socks because of the tiny needles; however I have been working with DK weight and larger needles…slowly, ever so slowly.

I’ve been listening to a lot of knitting podcasts on YouTube lately and one that I’ve come to adore is Milk Shed Blog. It’s like listening to your best friend talk for about an hour or so about topics you adore. I’ve joined in for an annual project where you use 1 skein of yarn for one project each month throughout 2016. I have a ton of single skeins and this project is perfect for digging into my stash! I’ve been using the hashtag #1year12skeins12projects on Instagram and Twitter.

I shared the January project, which were my Quick Socks. February’s FO is the Honeycomb fingerless gloves / mitts pattern from Tin Can Knits. I received the pattern for free when they were doing their 12 days of Christmas giveaways. Can I tell you? I am in love with this pattern! I’ve never knitted mitts before…I always thought they were too scary. However, when you find the perfect yarn to go with the perfect pattern, it’s easy, peasy! Thumb gusset? Check! M1R, M1L? Check! I love learning techniques that are new to me.

Ravelled Here: Honeycomb

Started and Finished: 2/9/2016-2/18/2016 (Would have been easily a quick project; however I was going slowly due to my nerve issues)

Yarn Used: Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the color Arco Iris

Needles Used: US 5 (3.75mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) using Magic Loop

Each mitt used 26 grams of yarn and I think they turned out beautiful! Take a look and let me know if you agree 🙂 You can click on each picture to make them larger.

While waiting for March to roll around, I decided to join in on a KAL that Stef from Milk Shed Blog and Jules from Diary of a Yarn Snob Podcast are hosting. BTW, I love Julie too 🙂 It is called the 3 Color Cowl Along and runs through March 31, 2016. You have plenty of time to join in if you wish! Just go to their Group pages in Ravelry (I’ve linked with their names) and join in the chatter.

The pattern is called 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli and is for purchase. Instead of fingering weight yarn, I’m using Madeline Tosh DK and Madeleine Tosh Merino DK. Color A = Curiosity, Color B = Sugar Plum, Color C = Mourning Dove. I’m documenting my progress on Ravelry and you can see the notes about changes I’ve made here. It’s a lot of fun and super easy. It’s my first time using more than one color in a project and I love the way they are coming together. Here’s my progress!

Here are links out to Stef and Julie podcasts. Show them some love by subscribing. I’ve gotten into so many lately that I think it deserves it’s own post, so stay tuned for that!

Hopefully I will be back to my sock knitting soon and I still have a couple more WIP’s that have been languishing since last year that I need to get back to.

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

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