Friday Night Knit Night, Knitting, Knitting Projects, Wraps/shawls, Yarn

Yarn shopping 

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Today I went to Joann’s to get some more yarn for a special project I am going to be starting. 

I picked up six more skeins of Patons Lace for this project. Four of the skeins are in Vintage and two are in crystal. 

I am going to be making falling leaves wraps with this yarn. 

At this point I don’t want to speak on why exactly I am knitting them up, I know I will speak about it in future posts but it is too soon to talk about who they are for and why. 

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Finishing projects!

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A couple days ago i cast off my second sweater of the year. I made a size 6 sweater using red heart super tweed yarn in Pinkberry. 

For this sweater I used a braided cable design for the front. I like to use knit patterns when I use a solid or single variegated yarn to differentiate the front from the back. 

I have only completed two sweaters this year due to having other projects and working full time, I do what I can while I have the time to do so. 

This year I also got my excel spreadsheet set up so that it is ready to go through the year 2020, so it will be one less thing for me to have to do annually. I also keep a hard copy of my list of sweaters with the year they were knit, the size and colors used. In my spread sheet I have a tab for sizes by year, and a page of colors used by size, as well as a page that I have set up that I input the number of each size knit by year and it calculates feet, yards, Miles, ounces, and pounds used. It is really interesting to see the numbers broken out for how much each sweater uses. While I am not much of a math person, but when it comes to knitting that becomes irrelevant and with tools such as a calculator and using, in my case, an open office spreadsheet (which is similar to Microsoft Excel) helps me stay organized and keep track of what I have done.   

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Starting Now

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I have begun knitting more hand knit items for myself for this next winter. 

I started another falling leaves wrap for myself using Patons Lace yarn in mystic teal. I also have a pair of fingerless gloves I am finishing up as well as a knit for kids sweater I have nearly finished. 

I am super excited that fall is right around the corner. Another month and a half until September is here and all the little kiddies go back to school, then the weather starts to cool off, the rain comes back, then it is Canadian Thanksgiving (it is the same day as American Columbus Day), the leaves start to turn and fall off the trees as it progressively gets cooler and rainier, and then it is our thanksgiving, and it is the best time of the year. I love the way the air smells, and gets crisper. I love being able to pull out my hats, gloves and scarves.    

 

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Knitwear In Media

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I have been watching Outlander most of the day, and I am loving it. It takes place in Scotland which is amazing so the lead female character Claire has a lot of amazing knitwear included in her wardrobe. So the combination of Scotland and Knitwear is the perfect combination.

There are other films and TV shows that highlight knit garment, watching Outlander just made me notice it a lot today.

TV Shows that are set in the olden days are chalked full of knit garments, which I take notice of being a knitter myself. These shows and movies also give me ideas of things I would like to try and make for myself or others. I love how just watching stuff can give me some pretty amazing ideas.