Yeah I totally missed WIP Wednesday, so here’s a Things I’m Working On Thursday to make up for it!
Current WIP count: 8
A bit of back story: my salsa friends bought me 3 skeins of sock yarn from Hand Drawn Yarn for my birthday. They are utterly gorgeous, and precious because they’re from my friends, so I wanted to do something special with them. I decided to use one for my first knitting project since my Nan taught me when I was little; the beautiful Sacre Coeur shawl by Nim Teasdale
Looking at it now, I’m really not sure why I thought I could do it when I’ve only ever knitted straight scarves in garter stitch, and that was almost 20 years ago. It was painfully slow, quite stressful, and not at all what I envisioned for using this lovely yarn.
Then I saw this post about the Seafoam Scarf on I Am Branching Out, and it was love at first sight. I think it looks utterly perfect in that yarn, but my Hand Drawn yarn is so gorgeous I figured it could look just as good.
So without further ado, this is what I have so far:
If knitting works like crochet then I think I’m using needles that are slightly too large, which is why it’s so airy and delicate-looking. But I quite like that look so I’m carrying on with it.
I love this pattern so much, and it’s far easier than I thought it would be. When this one’s finished I might have another go with either thicker yarn or thinner needles.
I’ve also made a start on a granny square scoodie from Kristabella’s Hodgepodge, using up some of the 1kg of Bernat Premium yarn I accidentally ordered. Check the skein size before you order, people. Seriously.
So that’s what I’m working on this week! What’s everyone else up to? Got any yarn-ordering stories (please tell me I’m not the only one)? Let me know in the comments!