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Blog Week(s) In Revew: 1/7-1/21

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Well, it’s been over a week since I last posted. Woops! It’s not that I haven’t been knitting. Oh no, I’ve been knitting like a fiend. Most of it, though, is design projects. There’s something about designing that makes me a little hesitant to blog. Probably the uncertainty- there’s never a guarantee that your WIP will turn out (Rocky Coast Cardigan, anyone?), but at least when you’re working on other people’s designs there’s guidance. You have none of that when you’re just starting out! Well, I’m just about finished knitting on the last design for a little bit, so I’ll hopefully have progress on someone else’s pattern to show you on Wed. Until then, I have some lovely blog posts to show you guys! We’re a little heavy on the accessories, today, but no worries.

Who doesn’t like a quickie? First, there’s Sezza Knit’s newest design, the Basket Weave Rib Socks. These seem like a perfect little pattern to add to my never-ending sock queue. Simple enough to keep in my head but complicated enough to keep my interest. Best of all, they’re free!

I really love Nook’s Angelus Shawl. It fits in this whole trend of combining colorwork with other skills, like textured stitches, cables, and lace. Honestly, I can’t get enough of looking at this shawl. It’s truly a masterful project.

Stitched Together’s Fluvial Shawl is also pretty gorgeous. The simplicity of the lace and cable columns set on stockinette and ribbing is, somehow, just as attractive as something five times as complicated!

Twisted Knitter’s Adiri Slouch Hat seems like the perfect winter hat. A fun knit and a fun wear!

If you’re into colorwork mittens, you have to check out The Knitting Squid’s Octopus Mittens. Not only is it an ingenious pattern of, you guessed it, Octopuses (Octopi?) on mittens, but I love the colors she chose. Plus, the detail of the tentacles continuing on the inside is really cute!

Finally, there’s just one garment. I absolutely love Don’t Drool on the Wool’s Fair Isle Yoke Cardigan. Her technique is absolutely wonderful, and it seems like it fits really, really well. She seems completely happy with it. Plus, she steeked! Steeking medal awarded 😉

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Blog Week in Review: 12/3- 12/10

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It’s that time of the week again! I’m going to keep this short, because what I really should be doing is putting the final touches on the 8 page paper that is due at five today (that’s over four hours away- I’ve got plenty of time!). Hopefully I’ll have more time to write when I post about my WIP’s on Wed.- so excited to share what I’ve been working on with you!

I love the Twisted Knitter’s Adiri Cowl. Although it could be the color (what? Aren’t you all drawn to patterns when the sample is made in your favorite color?), I still really love the stitch pattern, too!

If you want your daily dose of adorable-ness, take a look at Every Words a Purl’s Litter Professorial Sweater. It’s a toddler in an old-person sweater. Just GAH!

If I had the patience to knit myself a stockinette dress, I would make it exactly the same way Jena A-C did her Still Light Tunic. I swear, it came out awesome!

Finally, Threadpanda has finished her Stonecutter’s Cardigan. I have been watching her progress on her “Sweaterday” posts for what seems like forever, so it’s almost like I just finished a project, too, just without the knitting or the FO. Ok, so I didn’t really finish anything, but she did, so congrats!