Friday, April 25, 2014

What's in the Knitting Bag?

Woohoo! Last doctor appointment until July was yesterday. What does a knitter do to celebrate? Hit up a yarn shop, of course. I had a few things in mind and managed to fill up my knitting bag. So excited to get started on these projects.

Earlier this week I was blessed to have a rare knit night out. I love these little nights when Christina and I sit and download all that has been going in our worlds and in the world of knitting and crochet. Well, Christina filled me in on Crackerjack by Earthchick. Crackerjack is a conceptual project that is based on the results of sports games. Given Patrick's love of Rays baseball, it sounded like a great idea. I purchased four different colors. The first blue will be used to represent home wins, white for home losses, deep blue for away wins, and grey for away losses. I plan to toss in a special stitch for any grand slams. If it doesn't look manly enough as a cowl, I might end up leaving it as a double-sided scarf. Given that there are 162 regular season games, I wanted a yarn I would love to work with all season long. That meant some MadTosh!!! I found a worsted weight instead of sock, but that is fine because I will just adjust the stitch count and use a larger needle for a softer fabric.

Next up is this little pile. The Berroco Sox will be crocheted into a design from Brownie Knits that will be released in the next month. (For a sneak peak, click here. I'm in love with my new little Eva Neckerchief.) The Berroco Vintage will become a new knitting design that has been in my head for a bit now. Time for it to blossom into life! I expect it to release sometime this summer so that you could knit it up for fall/winter 2014.

I've been working a lot on designs as of late, but sometimes you just need some mindless knitting. During those times, I have been knitting up items for my Etsy shop. This little guy will be a Grady Sack for some lucky little man. I just love this colorway (Tree Fort) and the yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Hand-painted. Isn't it a fun number?!?

I have a lot to accomplish over the next two weeks for Brownie Knits, but I really enjoy these times when the business flows. It felt great to take myself to lunch, come home energized with ideas, and see all my front flowers looking vibrant.

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