Monthly Archives: March 2016

I Got Way Too Friendly With My Toilet Bowl

Seriously. The day after I made my last post, I came down with the sickness that my family had. I’m not going to go into details (you’re welcome, boo!), but my toilet bowl and I saw a lot of each other. So, sadly, I didn’t get as much knitting done as I would have liked. Or school either, but I had already finished my homework, so that isn’t as much of a problem as it could have been! ūüôā

I DID make some headway into the right front of my sweater, though! I knitted about four inches of the lace pattern and have already begun the waist shaping. You can’t see it well in the photo, because, although I REALLY love black yarn, black yarn does not love the camera.

I finished the¬†Cables Party socks¬†for my sister Sarah! I don’t have a photo yet, but I might¬†get one this weekend.

Today, I attempted to delve into the world of hands-free money transportation (AKA I bought a wallet at Target). So far, I’m pretty pleased with it!

Yesterday, I drove a little farther than my usual escapade to school and went to Starbucks. Yes, I am indeed one of “those” white girls. ;P My White Chocolate Mocha was a nice change from my normal Caramel Macchiato.

XOXO,

Katherine Westerman

KNIT ALL THE THINGS!

Wow, the past month has been crazy! I started college (which, so far, has been meh for me), I found a yarn shop that is only about 20 minutes from where I live, I won yarn (that’s enough to make anyone’s day!), I began tutoring a 14 year old in math, and I also started a ton of knitting projects and *one* crocheting project. This post is going to be long. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? Here we go.

The first project that I’m going to talk about is the¬†Royal Flush¬†pattern from my Joy of Socks book.

I cast it on with the RainCityKnits yarn that I got in my Yarn Box. So far, it has been a blast to knit up! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Next, is my lace crocheted¬†(someone should document this)¬†shawlette. You know, I don’t think I’ll actually have enough yarn to finish it. I started it with some of my little sister’s stash yarn, and it’s using up WAY more yarn than I originally expected. Oops.

 

I almost forgot to mention this- I got a new book! I bought¬†Metropolitan Knits¬†from Half Price Books, and immediately bought yarn for a fingering weight sweater. I know. I’ve got a serious sock yarn problem! ;P

 

 

The pattern is the¬†Brooklyn Bridge Cardigan, and¬†I’ve already finished the back! I’m currently working on the right front, but it’s still really small. *squints at the photo*

 

 

In case you were wondering what happened to the second¬†Cables Party sock, I’m still working on it. I mostly work on it during class while my professors talk. Since I look at my professors while I knit, they don’t mind. ūüėÄ

 

My last, but not least, project is my finished chevron scarf! I made it using the yarn I won at The Sated Sheep, and it is fabulously long. I love how the green and ecru yarns had beads and rocks sewn into them; it really added some *sparkle*!

 

Here it is drying on the school room floor:

Now for a mild change of subject-

I was digging through my, admittedly rather large, pattern collection, when I stumbled upon this beauty. It’s an almost-complete pattern for a sweater! All it’s missing are the gauge and how-to-sew-the-sleeves-and-body-together instructions! Now, I didn’t write it. According to my mom, my great-grandmother did. THIS IS A BIG DEAL!!! So, being a lover of history, knitting, and procrastination, I decided to write this pattern up and publish it. Which I did. You can find the free pattern¬†here¬†on Ravelry.

XOXO,

Katherine Westerman