January 21, 2020
Time to revisit the kind of snow I much prefer: the fiber variety. I mean, do you want to KNIT snowflakes, or SHOVEL them! I pick knitting! And I do love a good snowflake motif. You can find loads of them here, on everything from hats, to mittens, to socks, to sweaters, to washcloths.
Schoppel-Wolle’s Reggae Ombre is a worsted weight gradient that comes in adorable 50g balls, and we have a basket of them. Three would make a nice Friday Morning Brioche Shawl, one would make a pair of Camp Out Fingerless Mitts or a the smaller sizes of Wooly Wormhead’s Quynn hat, two would make an adult sized hat. Such cheerful colors!
And then sometimes, you just have to price and put away hundreds of little packages of needles and notions….
Depending on your browser, the video thumbnail above may or may not be clickable; if it isn’t, you can find it here. Artists Kati Hyyppä and Emma Wood upcycled electronic waste (typically hard to either recycle or dispose of, due to heavy metals content) into a small loom, and then used waste plastic to weave with. I always find it interesting when people find ways to blur the lines between art and craft, and blend old and new technologies. More details in this Vice.com article.
Adding Across the Pond to my first quarter #make3in3 plans was apparently the impetus I needed to get the project started! I’m about halfway through the mosaic knitting portion, after which I’ll switch to the easy eyelet pattern using only the main color. The main color is Elemental Affects Sport in Clove, and the contrast color is Berroco Sesame in Bronze.
Hard Cider is coming along—the short rows that raise the back neck are complete, and I’m well into the raglan increases that continue until until the sleeves are ready to be separated. At that point, I’ll knit the sleeves first, since the last two sweaters I made required me to knit them last. I mean, I survived, but only barely.
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