Sunday, January 1, 2017

A New Year Slow Stitching

Happy New Year to everyone!  I have a feeling that this year is going to be great for everyone.  This evening I am settling in and working on a knitted shawl, while watching some TV with my dear husband.  This is definitely a work in progress.  I started it in November 2016, thinking I could get it done for a wedding in the same month.  Boy was I wrong!  I'm still not even halfway done with it, granted I did take a hiatus from knitting it due to some Christmas scarfs I did for gifts.  The pattern is called Knit Triangle Shawl from Carron, and the yarn I'm using is Moonshine from Juniper Moon Farm.  I love this yarn, it is all natural, and has a wonderful feel to it.  I'm also really enjoying knitting with it, as I haven't had it shred once.  There is still the occasional hay debris, but nothing to write and complain about.  I'm about 12 inches away from starting to decrease, but I'm going to sit and enjoy the process as there is no deadline for this.

What drew me to the pattern was the edging detail, even though it is simple I feel like it adds a nice edge to the piece.


In 2017, I'm going to try and expand my horizons on knitting.  I have a few harder patterns picked out plus the yarn, and I hope to try it out.  I would love to eventually work my way to hand knit my own socks, which would be nice especially in the winter.  Baby steps, especially learning all of the terms, and stitches to use that go into some of these patterns.  With this pattern I learned how to do a yarn over, yes simple, but I have only been knitting with the garter stitch since 2nd grade when I first learned how to knit.  In 2016, I learned how to pearl, simple, but different.

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Sunday's Slow Stitching.  She is encouraging us to sit down and take some slow stitches, there are plenty of health benefits, and with the crazy holiday season that is coming to a close, I think we all need it!

Here is to slowing down and enjoying the process this year!
-Christina

2 comments:

  1. I love hand knit socks. There are not as hard as you imagine. Just read and do, don't think about it and it will all come together.

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  2. That edge stitch does look lovely... enjoy your project!

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