Finding what Motivates You (Project of the Week

Hey Everyone! 

This week’s Project of the Week is a size 8 sweater, using red heart super saver yarn in Grey Heather, as well as Natura Ultra-Aire sparkly light pink and a small skein of an unknown brand (that is not a brand I have worked with before, due to texture and the size of the skein) of hot pink. Around Valentine’s day, i was working on finishing up the size 10 I was previously working on, and had come across a red heart yarn giveaway via Facebook. The picture that was included had three skeins of yarn, one grey, one darker pink and one in a lighter pink. I was like “I like that color combination, that would make a cute sweater”, so then I was like “I have the grey, but I am going to have to go to the craft store at some point and pick up two pinks that are the same shade of pink, one is just darker than the other”, then I was was like “why not just go look in the buckets of yarn that are sitting in the next room that have been given to me, and see if there are two pinks that go together that will fill out the two pinks and grey sweater”. Fortunately, I found a lighter pink and a darker pink that go together, to put with my grey, and voila, the colors for the sweater were picked out. 

I am currently working on the body of this sweater, and I am having fun making the stripes different sizes and putting the colors in different orders. I must say that this sweater is shaping up to be a really cute sweater, and one of my favorites. While they are all pretty in their own way, there are some that I like better than others, and that I think turn out cuter than others. This one is going down as one of the favorites I have had in a long while. I also love that I am able to use more of my creative juices with this sweater, which makes it more fun. I love putting colors together that you may not put together, but turn out super cute, and then mixing up how I do it, to keep it interesting. Being creative is a huge part of who I am, and these sweaters are a creative outlet for me. 

Knitting sweaters and hats for kids in need is what I love to do, it was my life for a good two and a half years, and even though I don’t have much time to devote to it as I did while I was unemployed, It is still on my mind a lot, about as much as planning another outdoor adventure. 


Knitting Project Monday

Hey Everyone! 

I know I have been remiss lately about updating about the projects I have been working on. The thing is, is that it has taken me about two months between work, and other things going on to get a sweater completed, which bugs me a bit, but it is what it is. 

I was able to finish the size ten sweater that I have been working on for almost two months, today! I finished up the last couple of rows I needed to knit on the back sleeves, cast it off the needles, and then sewed it up. 

I have since started a new sweater, a size 8, for which, I am going to be using colors I saw recently in a picture, and I liked the color combination. It will be interesting to see how it turns out, it will be cute though. 

I still have a fair amount of the lavender left, which I am planning to use down the line for hats for children in India. I am taking a break from the color since I have been looking at it and working with it for close to two months now, and I am ready for a change. 


Winter Storm is good for Projects

Hi Everyone! 

Late last week, the area I live in began to see some winter weather that we only see every few years. It lasted through the weekend, which meant that I didn’t leave the house from the time I got home from work and stopping at the grocery store on friday, until I went out yesterday before heading to work. 

Being cooped up inside was good for working on my knit for kids sweater. I got the front sleeves completed, as well as the back sleeves started. 

This sweater is taking longer than I had anticipated, but considering that I go to work four days a week, I am okay with that, and I will get it done when I get it done.