Coming up to the end of the year I feel a mad rush to finish all the things. This year I’ve got a lot of knitting work going on so there is very little gift knitting in the mix. There is a big variety of project on the go so I thought I’d give you a little tour around my knitting bag today :-)
First up is a mosaic project that is knit is st st rather than garter. It’s knit in the round with some Yarn Vibes Vale yarn. I’m rather fond of mosaic or slip stitch knitting, it has all the impact of stranded colourwork with none of the messing around with 2 colours at one time.
Next we have a hat in Nua Bare Necessities that is being knit from side to side. It’s got all of the cables and it’s just so soft and squishy!
The only gift knitting I’ve got in my bag is for my dad, a sweater in Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic in colour Purple Haze. This is one of my dad’s favourite colours but as I’ve only reached the swatching and pattern writing stage so far. I think this is going to be a knit during Christmas kind of project. My aim is to get the top section with the shaping done so that I’ll be just working in the round over the holidays. Good plan right?
This project here is a Nua child’s version of the Novio cardigan. This is a really relaxing knit and it’s my current car project! I’m in the process of using this cardigan as the basis of a new Teachable Brioche class where I use a video to show each step in the project. It’s knitting up quickly enough that I think it should be ready for you all in January.
The only selfish project on my needles (well hopefully on my needles soon) is a sweater I’m planning for myself in Yoth Daughter. I got this yarn at Rhinebeck and I’m itching to do a cosy sweater for me. I’ve got the swatching done and I’ve got a ‘plan’ in mind. Now just to get it on the needles.
Finally I’m just getting started on a gift for all of you! I’m reknitting my Clypea hat in Nua yarns, changing the gauge and pattern repeats a little to match the yarn. I love this hat and I think that it would be a great match for Nua yarn! The colours I’m planning here are Frog on the Wall, Late Night Blues and Bare Necessities.
I’m planning on releasing the update Clypea as a gift for my newsletter subscribers just before Christmas. So make sure you’re subscribed to the newsletter and if you’ve got a friend who would like the hat send them on to the signup form!
Happy Knitting everyone….what last minute knitting is on your needles right now?