Today I felt like I needed a little inspiration from my crafty community (aka you guys) so with a quick Tweet and post on Facebook, I reached out to see what everyone’s knitting this holiday weekend. Here are some of your responses (and a few comments by me in parenthesis):
@harleyknitter: I have started a scarf using big needles… and make work on a cardi on my knitting machine.
@RebecaVelasquez: This weekend I’m crocheting a baby hat, cardigan & design sample 🙂
@hybridhopes: little blue sweater outta lion brand thick and quick chenille. it’s shedding a bit more than i’d like, but waiting for finish.
@alyknits: finished a small lace shawl. It’s nice to finally do something besides socks.
Amy Smolik: Felted slippers for my husband and son. I’m using the knitpicks slipper kit.
Karen Ramisch Hammann: I’m almost finished with the fingerless gloves I started yesterday, and then I think I’ll make myself some socks. The “Pints and Purls” book hubby gave me has a cute pattern to try.
(Hey, Vic! Your Christmas card came back to us. :()
Marianne Topar: Making Trinity scarves for my friends….also a wonderful way to de-stash!
Jamie Lyn Guzman: I cast on a sock on NYE…my own pattern. We’ll see if it works!
(You totally partied like it was KNIT-teen-99! Har, har, har.–VH)
Penny Gottschalk Ferreri: i want to knit an awesome vest that i found, however having trouble finding super bulky yarn to make it with 🙁 guess i’ll wait til I get back to where the yarn selection is better.)
Me? I finished a simple, cardi for Clover that I’m thinking of using to create a Top-Down 101 class with. I’m working on Stefanie Japel’s Mirth Shawl for myself and debating what else to start. I have some Debbie Stoller Stitch Nation yarn samples, I’m looking forward to trying so maybe a quickie, 1-ball project’s in my future!
Thanks for sharing; I love hearing what everyone’s up to!
Today's the day we kick off the Crochet-along for the @pompommag Overprint Bag, in partnership with designer @juliamadill
We've put together Montoya Merino Light kits in my YarnYAY! shop, but no matter which yarn you use (the called-for yarn is rad, but a little harder to get here in the states -- see Julia's great post about yarn substitutions), we'd love for you to make yours along with us!
Psst...YarnYAYers get a special 20% off the digital issue pf Pom Pom. See our kit page (tap or go to yarnyay.com) for details!
Join the YarnYAY! Facebook Group and/OR Ravelry Group to follow along. Hope to see you there!
The March YarnYAY! Box crochet project is 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵, a crochet, boomerang shawlette. The shape is more commonly seen in knitted pieces, but I love it because if you want the piece to be larger, you just keep working it in the established pattern.
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵 is worked with a sweet, as-to-go edging and optional, appliquéd, chain-florets. I designed it to be worn as shown here, scarf-style, but with the option to go full-shawl. You do you!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘆𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 — 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 — 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝘅 (𝘁𝗮𝗽, 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺)
MODEL FUN FACT:
The gorgeous human modeling this shawlette, Kat Roberts, was the main featured young woman (swipe to see) in the infamous 1992, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog video “Nothing But a G Thang”. That video didn’t age well, but man, she sure did! 🤩
oh! that was fun to read/dream about!
I’ve been working on a vest that I started about a month ago.
Just finished a Burnished leaves Cowl for My friend Samantha who’s battling cancer and turned 26 yesterday.
I’m knitting a Simple Things Shawl and next I will be finishing my love bites scarf.Hugs Darcy
I’ve got some overlapping projects from 2009 (oops, I said it out loud) which sadly can’t be addressed till mid-week or later. Awwww. I’m going to have withdrawals!!! (Getting tax papers ready!)
When are you returning on DIY Network? My friends and I notice there is nary a craft show on. Awww #2.
Madly trying to finish up a family tradition-Christmas stocking for 4 mo old grandson SO I can get on with new year knitting.
Hi Vickie, miss your tv show! Anyway, I’m test knitting a fish scarf here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SK_Pattern_Testers/
It can also be a tie by using sock yarn!
Maria H in WA
I am working on numerous colourful stripy fingerless mittens 🙂
I whipped up a huge cowl, frogged it and made it smaller and just right. Yummy baby alpaca.
I’m a novice/intermediate knitter and I need your help. I just bought your Chain gang cable knot infinity scarf – I love the pattern but I get stuck when you mention in row 11 to cut yarn. How do I do that and where do I cut? This pattern is going to make a great thank you gift for a friend. Thanks for your help and I will follow you on Facebook for more great patterns.