At the beginning of 2018, I made a list of creative goals for the year. Now that it is the beginning of March, it's nice to see that I've made some progress, so to speak. That said, my January list of projects can certainly change, based on my mood or how much time I have. However, I've found that making a list allows me to take stock of what supplies I have on hand and what projects they might be well-suited to. And this particular project is one I've been wanting to make since I first tried on a sample knit of it (in the same yarn) at my local yarn shop. When my parents gave me the yarn for Christmas, I knew it would be something I would knit early in the year.
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Yarn: Berroco Cantena, in the bluestone colorway, 3 skeins
Size: one size, although I did knit one more repeat to make better use of the yarn
Pattern: Yeva shawl by Amy Christoffers
Needles: US 11, one size down, per usual, since my gauge is always loose
Specifics/modifications: I knit one extra 10-row pattern repeat (prior to beginning the decrease section) to avoid having an awkward amount of yarn remaining, and it worked well.
This yarn is incredibly soft and lofty, and since I rarely knit with bulky weight yarn, I forgot how fast it is! This was seriously a treat to knit the entire time. The finished shawl weighs next to nothing while adding a lot of coziness to whatever I'm wearing.
We went to a local coffee shop so I could knit while he worked last week, and on the way out, Nicholas snapped a few photos. Here's a sneaky belly photo at 24.5 weeks! We just had an appointment today and he's continuing to be a growing and healthy baby.
P.S.— I've been really into the color blue lately, and I'm not sure if that has to do with the fact that I'm having a boy, or that it's been an unsung color in my life for far too long. This blue maternity sweatshirt is a prime example of my blue fixation (and my always fixation on being cozy as much as possible).
Several weeks ago, I finished a new cardigan! This project was the first time I've done an all over lace pattern, as well as the first time I've made a drop shoulder construction cardigan.
Today, the air felt different. Cooler and more crisp. Filled with anitcipation. The last several weeks since my last "life lately" post, have been filled with a lot of summery fun and they've felt full. I might be getting ahead of myself, since it was in the upper eighties this past weekend, but decidedly, I love the shift that comes with slightly cooler weather. Nevertheless, here are some things we've been up to in recent weeks:
As July comes to a close, I wanted to check in and share some recent projects I've been working on, as well as a few that I've completed. I also wanted to share some creative-focused podcasts I've been enjoying, and some musings about crafting in community and future plans for knitting, sewing, and a brand new, very-beginner skill for me: crochet!