Yowza, my sew-jo is seriously lacking lately. I’d love to have a new outfit to show you guys, but I just can’t seem to get down to my sewing room. Worse, when I actually have the time I don’t really have the inclination. What I have had more time for lately is knitting, which is strange because it is NOT knitting weather. For whatever reason, knitting instructions are finally making sense, so I guess that’s something, right?
So here she is in all her glory, the Nae:
As I mentioned in a previous post, this was made with Madelinetosh tosh merino light, a lovely fingering weight single ply yarn in a greeny blue colour way called fjord. I bought this yarn a few years ago in New York and I was initially going to make my first pair of socks with it, but my sister (an amazing knitter), cautioned against that as it is made of superwash merino. Apparently it’s not the sturdiest yarn for socks. I’m totally cool with this, I’m still pretty intimidated by knitting and socks are still way out of my league.
I was really hoping to get a shawl out of it, but I didn’t have enough yarn. I ended up being able to finish the pattern with a few modifications, making it both shorter and narrower with inches of yarn to spare. It’s not the shawl that I was aiming for (I’ve been wanting a granny shawl for a while now), but I’ve got to say, I’m really happy with the final result! I think the colour is really beautiful and I think this will get lots of wear when the weather cools down again (I’m not wishing for cool weather though, honest!).
I’ve been knitting another small project, a cowl, but it’s not going as well as I’d hoped. I keep messing it up and having to rip it back, so I think I’m going to leave it for a bit and move on to a new project. The next thing I am going to knit is a sweater for baby boy. The pattern doesn’t look terribly complicated, so hopefully it’ll go smoothly and quickly.
Until next time!