Now for the knitting portion of the trip!
The second that we left the driveway I had my needles out and did not put them down until we got back home. For a month and a half I think I knit quite a bit.
I have a sweater which is not pictured…it is the Everybody Knows cardigan from knitty that I am just finishing up the collar on. I knit all of the sweater pieces on the trip and will have modeled photos for you soon.
Here we go! First up
Morning surf scarf rav link
Knit with 2 skeins of YoYo in Cashsport
I really enjoyed working with this yarn. The colour is so beautiful and a bit of cashmere?!? How can you go wrong! The scarf is unblocked…I will most likely leave it that way..I love how the YO’s are puffy and squooshy!
Hypotenuse by Anne Hanson of Knitspot
My handspun yarn
Carrie and I are doing a shawl exchange so I dyed and spun up a pound of merino bamboo and knit her this stole, as you can see she loved it, as did I, and if she wasn’t knitting one for me I would surely knit this pattern again. For the sake of easy RV knitting I omitted the purl stitches on the right side and had this baby done in a week!
One Day Beret by Kristin Kapur
My handspun yarn, roving by Squoosh
This really was an almost one day beret. The pattern was so easy to understand and I loved that it gave you the freedom to modify the pattern. I was short on yarn so it is a bit less slouchy, but I thought it suited her. Plus spinning from the squoosh roving was a dream!
Pattern Coming soon!
I was inspired to spin and design a scarf while in texas. The pattern is on it’s way shortly. It uses 290yds of sport weight yarn. I am also making a second variation with great big sea, which is why it is taking a little bit of time to get this out.
Strangling vines scarf by Nicole Hindes
Knit with one skein of Malabrigo sock with lots left over
I love love love this yarn! This scarf was knit for a friend’s birthday. We were hoping to see her along the route but our schedules failed to match up so I will be mailing it. I made the scarf thinner than the pattern suggested…I simply took out a repeat and i am happy with the width.
Picture coming: apparently the gloves have run off with the spoon…poor fork.
My handspun from a batt that carrie and I worked up together
This was a fun and fast knit which kept my fingers warm as we hit a bit of colder weather. At this point I don’t love spinning from batts but I do LOVE knitting with sparklie yarn…so I am planning on working on loving batts…because the magpie in me needs some sparklies in my handspun yarns!
As mentioned above, this sweater will get it’s own post…because it took that long to knit!
Everybody knows from knitty in Malabrigo worsted.
Oh, and I also started a stole design with my handspun fiber in the “simon” colourway..but no sneak peeks yet!
Now onto wedding knitting…of which I can’t show much because my family has “found” the blog and flickr…but there is wedding knitting and lots of spinning which I have been updating my etsy shop with while my stock is in the USA.
Now back to our regular blogging.