Tea of the week: Twinings of London Peppermint & Creamy Vanilla (aka Buttermint in USA). This is a smooth, decadent tea that has become one of my very favorites! It’s also more affordable than loose-leaf orders from David’s, so it’s a nice, inexpensive splurge.
Actual Knitting Content:
Rob’s Wedding Socks, knit out of Night Owl Fibers Basic Sock in the Rusty Hook colourway on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.
Goal: Finish the leg on the first sock by his birthday (NYE).
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry. I didn’t reach my goal, but that’s because I had a new cast-on. Knit out of
1- Oasis Yarn Aussi Sock in a OOAK colourway.
2- Zwerger Garn Opal Vincent Van Gogh in the Starry Night colourway.
3- Bernat Sox Multi in the Faded Denim colourway.
4- Zwerger Garn Opal Regenwald / Rainforest 4 fach/4 ply in the Panama Franzi colourway.
5- Open Skies Yarn Tweed Sock in the Chilly Mornings colourway.
Knit on size 4mm (US 6) needles.
Goal: I’m so close to finishing section 9, I’m hoping to get it done by December 31.
Mitered Square Blanket – added my two squares this week (see notebook). Based on Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis. Knitted on 2.5mm needles (US 3). Added 3 squares this week:
- Fiber Seed Sprout Sock “Blue Suede Shoes” from Witchyknitts
- Fiber Seed Sprout Sock “Beach Party” from mandypinecone
- Bear in Sheep’s Clothing, Bear Masham “Squall” from ARunnerBean
Goal: Add 1 square per night during Hanukkah, to be shown during nightly vlogs.
Basic Knitted Dishcloth by Jane Lake. Knitted out of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Ombres & Prints in the Lavender Ice colourway on 4mm (US 6) needles.
Goal: Make one more dishcloth, likely during appointments tomorrow.
Snowy Owl by Claire Garland. Knit out of Red Heart Très Chic in colourway 4351 on size 6mm (US 10) needles.
Goal: Obviously, as this is meant to be a Christmas present, I need to get it done by the 25th. My goal is not to lose my mind and/or tear my hair out LOL
I’ll be casting on a test knit for a bulky-weight hat for Kas of Seattle Sky Dyeworks, but that won’t be until Chicago
Vlogmas Episodes: I’ve been watching the following podcasters’ vlogmas episodes: Hawthorn Cottage Craft with ARunnerBean, By the Lakeside with SandyRan, The CATT Lady Podcast with TheCATTLady, Knit Night with MekaMika with Shamekaknits, Steeped in Books with TrueCanuckGirl, and Suburban Stitcher Podcast with dbbstitch.
I imagine not many people are posting regular episodes, since so many people are vlogmassing (yes, I made a verb out of vlogmas – sue me). But this week I got to watch Stockinette Zombies episode 272 with jknitma and justrunknit, and Must Love Yarn episode 149 with jrbirdkid and KellySpins. Next one’s a big milestone!!! I can’t wait!
Everybody have a fabulous week, and a fantastic holiday (I won’t be posting show notes for the 8 Nights of Vlogging episodes, although I will post the episodes in their own special thread). Please, especially during this holiday season when we’re all so stressed and rushed, take the time to be kind to one another!