#day109 of #100daysofmaking: The yarn from this month's @erinlanebags Indie Yarn Carnival club was DK weight and so gorgeous. I have been itching to try brioche which seems to do a little better in thicker yarn but all I stash these days is fingering. So I thought this was a good opportunity to brioche it up and contacted @lydiayarn to see if she would do another skein or two and a contrast color that matched. Angela came up with this gorgeous pinkish speckled yarn. I wound the yarn the day it arrived and cast on for @westknits Askews Me shawl shortly after but there's a bit of learning curve to brioche as my first three attempts and frogs show. Some YouTube videos later and attempt number 4 finally got past the complex brioche garter tab opening and it's looking so good!
#day108 of #100daysofmaking: You are hereby witnessing a knitting miracle. I had two skeins of @pluckyknitter Lodge fingering yarn (which by the way is my favoritest yarn ever ever ever right now (may have bought more tonight 😳)) to make a #hitofudecardigan. I added some length to it and I didn't think I was going to have enough yarn so I ordered a third skein. This is me binding off with a minuscule amount of the end of the second skein. I was sure I would have to break into the third skein for the last rows of ribbing and/or the bind off but people, I bound off every last stitch with 8 inches to spare! With another whole ball of Lodge left, I am making calculations on how to miniaturize the Hitofude for a child size version for a mommy/daughter set!
#day107 of #100daysofmaking: I finished something last night so I get to cast something on, right? And I was good, I dug into deep stash and found this Lorna Laces Shepard Sock in Funk Stripes that I bought years ago. Possibly as many as 10. Maybe not that much. But a while ago. Cast on some more #rosecityrollers. I'm still trying to get the perfect sock pattern that's not too loose or slips off my heel into my shoe. #hulksocks
After I listed my interests, it sure seems as if my life must be pretty scattered. I'm not sure how I have time to do any of those things after work, after cleaning, after making dinner, after unpacking boxes (just moved into my first house!)... but then again, I always set aside some time to sit down and watch some Law & Order, some CSI and do a little crochet while I watch...