Tea of the Day: Today’s tea was Twinings Peppermint and Creamy Vanilla (sold as Buttermint in the US). It’s one of my favorites, and I’ve gushed about it many times before 😉
I added two squares to my Mitered square blanket (based on Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis). The first square is Red Sock Blue Sock Sock Adventures in an unknown colourway, and the second square is Fiber Stash Dyeworks Tweedy Toes in “Turquoise” (from Witchyknitts.
Goal is to add one more square by the end of the month.
I finished the first of Rob’s Wedding Socks (based on Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee). Knit out of Night Owl Fibers Basic Sock in the Rusty Hook colourway on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.
I’m test-knitting the Alyoop Hat by SLOrnamentals (Kasteyl Lukes from Seattle Sky Dyeworks). If you head on over to her website, newsletter subscribers will be given a code to download the pattern for free once it’s released! This is knit out of Bernat Softee Chunky in True Grey, on size 8mm (US 11) needles.
Anotehr new cast-on is A Baby’s Mitered Square Blanket, also based on Martine Ellis’s pattern. For this one, I’m using leftover yarn from Sarah and Steven’s wedding present. I had several skeins leftover from knitting this wedding blanket, and I intended to keep it to make a blanket for their first child. Sarah is now expecting in May, so off to the races! It’s knit out of Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Colonial Blue, Pacific Teal, Dark Green Heather, Light Gray, Stone Blue, and Lake Heather colourways on size 10mm (US 15) needles.
On Screen: I’m still slogging through the original A-Team series. It’s a bit more enjoyable since they got rid of the Tanya character in season three. I’m going through it slowly though, because i’ve been watching a lot more podcasts recently.
Reading: I finished Samantha’s Secret Room by Lyn Cook. It was an enjoyable read, but I felt like the climax was kind of rushed. It was a decent read, and I really liked it! It’ll be going on the Free bookshelf at work, and one less book will have to be packed at the end of it all! I’ve started reading The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (again). I had started it a while back, and then misplaced it, so I’m happy to be reading it again. I kind of feel like I need to read this right now, because I need some hope to deal with everything that’s going on in the world right now. I can hear his voice in my head when I read it, and I find that very reassuring.
I’ve watched so many podcasts in the last two weeks!!! Little Big Knits Podcast, Episode 33 with selmaknits; The CATTLady Podcast, Episode 104 with TheCATTLady; Hawthorn Cottage Craft Podcast, Episode 33 with ARunnerBean; The Knit Girllls Episodes 468 and 469 (I watched the 2nd one last night after I recorded) with LaLa and udontcallmeles; Hand Me My Knitting Episode 32 and Knit from Stash KAL with handmemyknitting; Suburban Stitcher Podcast Episode 182 with dbbstitch; By the Lakeside January Vlog with SandyRan; Night Owl Fiber Podcast Episode 43 with sweetknits1997 and Nightowlfibersmom; Stitching the High Notes Episode 77 with OperaJo; and Must Love Yarn Podcast Episode 152 with KellySpins and jrbirdkid.
I have added three new podcasts to my subscription list!!! Podcast On / River City Yarns Episode 36 with HyaCynth and barb77; Knitting with Frogginette Episode 3 with frogginette; and Ruby and Roses Podcast Episode 1 with Addyson (she doesn’t yet have a Ravelry presence, but she’s working on it! She does have an Etsy shop over here!)
It’s been a super busy couple of weeks, and I hope everybody’s doing well! We survived “snowmaggedon” last weekend (didn’t really affect me much, I take the bus to work and we really only got a few inches). I hope you all have a fantastic week until we see each other again, and spread that kindness around!