I have spent a lot of the past week knitting. I finished the shawl/lap robe/whatever it is by finally getting to the end of the yarn. I really like the yarn. I may at some point unravel it and make something else, or maybe I’ll just use it as a throw. The problem with having it on the couch is that Bosley likes to play with it, and has already gotten one stitch kinda pulled out. I’ll fix that.
I grabbed some more of the thrift shop yarn and wanted to make a more structured shawl with it. I went to Ravelry and found a free pattern called Favorite by Lisa Doherty. It is what is called a boomerang shaped shawl and is just 2 rows repeated. I like to have a mindless knitting project that I can pick up and put down while I knit other things and this works very well for that.
This will just grow as I add rows. The yarn is a fuzzy acrylic and is very soft. I have 5 skeins of this yarn and so I may be making several of these wraps/shawls.
I also completed 2 more of the preemie hats. I’m tired of the small yarn I’ve been using so I’ll switch up and make the next hat from something else. I have so much thrift shop yarn that I have plenty to choose from. I am excited about these smaller projects because I can use up the odd skeins from my stash. Now if I could just stop buying more yarn.
Then again, I’m wanting to start a top-down seamless sweater, and I’ll buy yarn for that. There are 2 techniques I want to learn, the easier being to do a top down raglan sleeve. The I want to try something called a contiguous (or set in) sleeve. Not sure which I’ll tackle first. This seems more like something I’ll do this winter.
Sorry, Big Foot, I know this was all gibberish to you. Also, I’ll pull out my actual camera and start using it again. The phone pictures don’t work so well lately.