Shelter in Place: Day 43

Shelter in Place: Day 43

I’m finally getting around to working on my sweater sleeves!  Woohoo!  Sleeve one is nearly done!

The Bay Area shelter in place order has been extended through May.  It’s safe to say, I’ll have this finished before then! Maybe even time time to start another sweater…time to start thinking about it.

Of course, it’s likely I’ll get distracted. Still making ‘Wash Your Damn Hands’ for Etsy, pizza for my nephew and I’m attempting to make a felt patch too!  I’ve got all sorts of odd ball felt scraps.  I couldn’t possibly throw them away.  So many fun distractions.  A month left to work on them all.  I’m really motivated to get stuff done…right after a quick nap!

Hope you guys are hanging in there and making the most of this continued quarantine! :)

Shelter in Place: Day 37

Shelter in Place:  Day 37

I left the house today and immediately remembered why I like staying in:  the sun.  Ugh.  There was way too much nice day out there for me.  I’m happy to be back inside now, with the shade and my knitting.

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I had lots of quality knitting time this weekend.  I finished a second Tensfield hat.  Still loving this pattern!  It’s so inventive!  Really unlike anything else.  Doing some great stash busting too.

This second version, is Spud & Chloe Sweater.  Because, rainbows.  Obviously.

After getting my instant gratification fix, I cast on for something that’s going to take a bit longer, a Matchmaker Cowl.  Another Martina Behm pattern with a fun twist.  I haven’t gotten to the fun twist yet but I’m looking forward to it.

It’s been a nice soothing bit of garter stitch so far.  I love the colors and this yarn is another bit of deep stash!  It’s MadTosh DK from 2014.  The variegated color is ‘Knitting is Dead Sexy’…the exclusive tour color from Stephen & Steven’s 2014 Tour (as in Stephen West & Steven Be).   I’d say six years in deep stash is enough.  This yarn is happy to see the light of day!

So I continue on this way, knitting flat, for a bit longer.  It’s the perfect Zoom knitting with friends…the new knit night.  Then the surprise bit to turn this flat piece into something round.  Looking ahead at the pattern, I see some binding off and then rejoining to knit flat again.  How does she even think of these things?  It’s never even occurred to me to knit a circular garment by only knitting flat.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out!