Heeey, knitterly friends. I put up the first episode of my new podcast and I would absolutely love if any of y’all could take a listen. It’s all about knitting (with a segment about crafting on a budget!) and whatever fandom stuff we’re into at the moment. Would love any sort of feedback, ‘cause you’re all great.
Knit along was today and it was kinda really awesome.
Ok so yeah I still don’t really care for this pattern, but I’m over halfway done now (on the second skein!) and it’s moving pretty quickly. As usual though, the knit along isn’t really the highlight.
Anyway, a lot of the girls have been working on Chadwicks lately and I was totally tempted. I have some yarn that I haven’t committed to anything yet that should work pretty well, but I still needed the solid color. So, while I was kinda sadly fawning over the yarn (bc I seriously can’t buy any more), the owner offered to let me do shop samples in exchange for yarn!! It’s basically the most exciting thing in the world for me. She thinks my stuff is good enough to display as samples and gives me the yarn and patterns to work with plus payment in basically whatever reasonable amounts of yarn I want. @-@
Since I want to get right to work on the first sample (the Pluma Shawlette, in a GORGEOUS blue-gray colorway) I only picked up the solid for the Chadwick so far, but still have a lot of credit to work with afterward. I’m pretty flippin excited though. Like I feel super awesome about it ahhh.
Also, Marla’s trying to get me a position at the nursing home she works at which…I would say it isn’t ideal, but it sounds good because it wouldn’t be an actual STNA position. It’s more of an activities aide where I basically take people to and from OT/PT while training for an admin assistant position. I’m not holding my breath but it would be REALLY good @_@
Knitalongs with both cables and wine may or may not be asking for trouble. #knitting #handknit
Being almost straight garter makes it go so dang fast~
Started on the Hitchhiker by Martina Behm in some really beautiful cotton candy colored Manos del Uruguay Alegria (I *think* the color is called Jacaranda). It’s a super duper easy pattern and I kinda question whether it’s worth the cost, given how simple it is. Still, it’s pretty lovely and will be perfect for social knitting.
Trying to make enough progress to take it either to knit night tomorrow or start going to their daytime ones (much easier traffic-wise). I really love it. I know the skein size on this brand is a bit smaller than called for but it doesn’t sound like it particularly matters. I don’t own 3mm needles so I went with 3.5, which I like the look of. I’m not usually a huge fan of garter tbh but this yarn is so gorgeous that something simple really works for it. And sooo soft it’ll be great to wear. <3