Rounding things off in December

Well, Christmas knitting, obviously. Notably Hax0r mitts and Tiger sox:

I liked the Treads pattern so much that I decided to use it for glove covers for myself (slightly amended):

The yarn was handspun for me for my birthday!!! Thank you again, Natalie. It’s utterly fabulous.

Apart from that I did mostly charity knitting:

It’s the season, but I’d like to do a little more of it all year around. I’d have a bigger pile at the end and it wouldn’t end in stress. So that’s part of my resolution for 2014: Knit one charity item each month.

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June Projects

My big project in June was Jared Flood’s Rock Island. I’ve had the pattern for at least a year, but it took a knit-along at my LYS to finally get my butt in gear to make it. I picked a skein of Handmaiden Marrakesh in a lovely Amber that I’ve had in my stash for a long time. Wasn’t it just made for it?

In the crochet corner, I succumbed to my favourite sock pattern again and turned out another pair of Sideways Socks. I just can’t get enough of them:

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May update

It’s been a crochet and spinning month. I finished my second pair of sideways socks:

And I finally found a pattern for my first (usable) skein of homespun. It wasn’t a lot of yardage, so needed a pattern that would stretch it a bit. The Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf by Tamara Kelly with its net pattern proved perfect for that:

And it’s still nicely warm and solid when looped:

In the spinning department, the wholly wonderful Natalie Servant had brought me back some Hedgehog Fibres fleece from Knitter’s Frolic in Toronto. Seen here in my cute little project bag made by Sarah:

I managed to spin up about half of it before life got in the way again, and I really love the way it came out:

Now to spin up the other half and forever ply the two. ;o)

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April Report

I wasn’t super craftsy in April. Worked a bit on my Swain Sweater and started a new pair of Sideways Socks.

The one thing I finished was another Shanti shawl. This time I made it symmetric. It had intrigued me since I’d made the first one. Here it is in our recent May sunshine:

Oh, and last not least (I’m actually quite excited about this) I finally started Jared Flood’s Rock Island. This one’s going to take me a while, I guess.

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Forgot to tell you what I did in March

Time’s been flying too fast for even monthly updates. *sigh* Sometimes, that’s how it goes.

So, March. I knit a quick little short row shawl from a recipe a friend gave me:


And I found the perfect crocheted socks pattern that I had to immediately try out:

They’re the fabulous Sydney’s Sideways Socks by Brenda K.B. I’ve already started another pair. They fit so well and are quite addictive.

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