I always like to say that I never win anything, but look look! I won something!
I took part in Nerd Girl Yarn’s knit-along-athon last year and was picked out as a winner of a skein of whatever I want. I picked out a skein of Stellar in “Safety Lights Are for Dudes”, because, well, because Holtzman. Can’t really see it in these photos but it has a very slight shiny sparkles woven in! Going to knit a shawl out of this!
It’s been a while since I started crocheting something. (Med school as been stressful as always and keeping me busy, but luckily this *should* be my last semester and will finally graduate and test for my license soon this late Summer). I will be moving out of my parent’s home and out of state closer to my boyfriend and have my own place, so I had the need to start on another crocheted blanket that reminds me of home.
I’m using up all of my yarn stash [that my mom and I both hunted down skeins of yarn over the course of a couple years] as much as possible to create this traditional granny square blanket. This will be a nice memento to take with me to California on my move away from Illinois, and it’ll be something nice to cuddle into whenever I feel homesick.
Once the blanket is finished I’m thinking of adding a soft fabric lining on the other side for extra comfort. Exciting~
How did your sprints go? What did you guys work on tonight?
I decided to take a break from writing and that led me to…organizing my yarn stash. Of course, given the size of said yarn stash, organizing it will take days, but I did manage to locate everywhere I’ve stored yarn in this apartment, and to collect all the loose skeins and sort them by project. So that’s a job well done! Hopefully I can finish it this weekend, and then get started on The Great Destash Adventure (there will be crying, I can already tell).
Thank you all for sprinting with me! I’ll do one Sunday morning for sure, and then probably one that night – but feel free to sprint whenever the spirit takes you! <3
underguesstimated your yardage for a piece and don’t have enough of your first color to finish something? lost the other skeins of that colorway somewhere? a good way to hide the fact that you’re a terrible fucking planner is to make the color change look totally deliberate with a couple of stripes before you totally switch colors
it looks way more intentional than a sudden color change and also is kinda neato in general designwise
Sweater weather? No, awesome sock weather!! This is already my second pair this year, and it’s working as a great way to use all the leftover buts if yarn in my stash to make colorful toes and heels and whatnot. Sock weather forever.
Oizys wip. Digging through my yarn stash to find her some suitable hair. Heavily filtered image as there is a little thunderstorm going on and it’s dark as Hel. Thanks, Thor. Made with some vintage navy dress wool, calico, vintage buttons and a bit of pretty ribbon from the flea market.
Okay but I just realised that all the knitting/crochet work I’ve been doing has been in “feminine” colours and I wonder if I subconsciously chose those yarns because I felt like I was having a girl?
[Realistically I only did it because I wanted to use up my yarn stash before buying more, so I was making hats and baby socks left right and center to use up scraps…but WHAT IF.]
Also I’m just super stoked that I get to keep the little dress, cardi, hats, socks and booties that I have made for her, I was gonna give them away as baby shower gifts when we thought we were having a boy.