I’ve spent much of the past 2 weeks’ focused knitting time on my Planche Vest by Meghan Jones. I’ve run into a number of issues understanding this pattern. Thankfully designer Meghan Jones has been extremely helpful in answering my questions.I’m now about 13-14 inches into the body and am increasing to get ready for the sleeves.
I bought this book case from Ikea- The Expedit (note- the white as listed is actually cream. Or at least it was in my store so I went with the birch instead).
I’m really looking forward to doing some craft projects to create my Collage Wall. Check out my ideas on Pinterest here.
I caught a Craftsy deal and signed up for Amy Herzog’s Knit to Flatter Class for only $10. I haven’t had time to watch it yet, but will be reviewing this and Amy’s Fit to Flatter book on an upcoming episode.
From the Armchair
Update on 2013 goals: 6 months in
-Knit a sweater for me– in progress
-Knitting socks for Dan — in progress
-Knit more than 6 items for me — 4 done; 2 in progress!
-Try my hand at colorwork– nothing to date
-Continue to look for new techniques when selecting projects (ideally while knitting down my stash)– destashing= not so much. But I have tried new techniques: socks with 2 kinds of heels, designing the shawl lace pattern, an interesting construction on the Oak Trail Hat and knitting my first garment from the bottom up.
For a chance to win a copy of this eBook, come on over to the Ravelry board, answer the question listed and you’re entered to win (don’t forget you need to be a member of our group to be eligible to win). I’ll draw for the winner before I record next on Thursday 6/20.
Another amazing contribution Tin Can Knits is making to the knitting community is the Simple Collection. Its 8 free patterns in 16 plus sizes. They are ready to give you the basic items you’ll need in your knit wardrobe with clear patterns, instructions and tutorials to help along the way! So cool. Please share the love for Tin Can Knits! And if you do, please let them know you heard about them here.