Sunday, July 21, 2013


I finished up my latest S.W.A.P. scarf this evening. Here's what I've made for S.W.A.P. so far.

The slip stitch hat is from this pattern, and the scarf is adapted from it as well. It's a gorgeous pattern, especially in the kitchen cotton ombres, although it takes a while to knit up. The pink and blue scarf is a simple lengthwise garter scarf.

Now that I've wrapped up the latest scarf, I'm starting Om Nama Shiyava Yoga Mat Bag, which has a really fantastic lace pattern in it that, to quote the author, resembles Downward Facing Dog. I'm using Bernat Baby Sport Ombre (ommmmbre *ba dum ching!*) in Rain Drops, aka pretty much my favorite yarn ever.


I didn't want to use anything with too much color, but the little pops are just enough, I think. Hopefully it'll be a quick knit so I can take it to yoga class soon.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A handful of updates!

Apologies for not having anything new to post lately, things have been a bit hectic!

- I got engaged back in May, so planning/reading blogs/pinning has been taking up a lot of my time lately. I'm planning to DIY quite a few things, and I'll post more about those once I've got things hammered out.

- Don't think that means I haven't been knitting! I've been taking a break from working on projects for myself to knit up a few things for Scarves with a Purpose, a charity group that collects scarves and other items from knitters and crocheters around the country to distribute to the homeless and needy. I'm nearly finished with one, and I'll post a few pictures of what I've made afterwards.

- I know I'd mentioned working on $5 in Paris next, but I've also recently gotten back into yoga, and am desperately in need of a mat tote, so there'll be a quick detour to knit up one of those first.

- Not strictly speaking related to my current projects, but if you're interested in homesteading, canning, urban farming, and the like, my sister Joni has recently started a blog about such things. Visit The Not Quite Homestead and check her out!