January 14, 2020
Good news, Hinterland enthusiasts! I heard from a number of you who are interested in making this lovely sweater together. I’ve scheduled a cast on party for Friday, February 7 from 5-7 pm, with the following Fridays in February and March for general knitting along. (The final Fridays of both months are also Project Circle dates—the more the merrier.)
We have Wool Local on the way (my post-swatching favorite), and will be ordering more Ultra Wool Fine. Darnie is another great choice. I am using Zauberball Crazy for the colorwork, but a single color would be pretty as well. The cast on party is 3 1/2 weeks out to allow for time to consider the options!
A new selection of stitching books arrived this week—a few old favorites, along with new titles, among them Marie Greene’s Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week!
Last week, I mentnioned my Make Nine grid. (There were actually two, one for knitting, one for sewing.) While several projects did get completed, others fell to the wayside. craftandthriftshop, a fabric seller from Scotland, has proposed a useful variation for 2020, #make3in3. The concept is to choose three things to make in three months, and by planning in smaller chunks of time, we allow ourselves a bit of additional flexibility and grace. The other significant advantage is that by not planning a full year in advance, we have the space to be swept away by whimsy, by new patterns that capture our fancy, and by new techniques and opportunities for learning.
If I was to commit to #make3in3 for the first three months of the year, what would those three things be? Hard Cider, my Selfish Knitting KAL project; Across the Pond—for which I’ve chosen yarn, but haven’t cast on; and the Blooming Textures Shawl—because I’m not too far from having it done, and a bit of extra incentive will take it from the interior of a project bag to completion!
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