Comparing myself to The Knitting Expat’s Mina, my knitting accomplishments this week are pretty disappointing to say the least. :’D I’m not quite sure if it’s a good idea to write this post so frequently, but on the other hand, I do want to get at a point where I’m knitting piles of cozy knitwear each week. So let’s say this blogpost series keeps me motivated. 😉 Since last Thursday, I’m in back in The Netherlands with only my forever zigzag scarf project to keep me busy. So knitting-wise, life hasn’t been exciting. In any case, here’s my progress of week 25!
Long Island sweater
Ok, there is one thing I’m really proud of this week. I FINISHED THE LONG ISLAND SWEATER. Even though I used different yarn than listed in the pattern, I got the same gauge. So, I knitted it exactly as described. The Long Island sweater is only the second sweater pattern I made, and it sports some new-to-me construction features. Nothing too difficult though, but my first sweater was Wool and the Gang’s Coco Sailor sweater, which is a really basic one. Anyway, I was very curious to see how it would look finished, but I’m so relieved to say that it turned out even better than I hoped it would! The boyfriend needs to help me shoot some fab photos of it soon, and then I’ll write a separate blogpost about it. That’s how proud I am, ha! In the meantime, here’s a picture of the pattern sample. Isn’t it gorgeous?
YARN I USED: DROPS BIG MERINO MIX // COLOR: ANTHRACITE (#03)
YARN USED IN THIS PATTERN SAMPLE: DROPS PARIS RECYCLED DENIM // COLOR: LIGHT-WASH (#100)
PATTERN: LONG ISLAND SWEATER BY DROPS
Works in progress
Again, no progress on this one. 🙁
I always try to have a mindless-knitting-forever-project on the needles. They are easy for Knitflix and on-the-go. The Zigzag scarf is the only knitting project I took with me to The Netherlands, but since I’ve been here, I haven’t actually worked on it. The 4.5 hour plane journey allowed me to make quite some progress though, I’ll make sure to photograph that soon. Hopefully, the flight back (on Tuesday) will be just as productive. I kinda can’t wait to finish it now, because the width is slightly too small for my taste (and I’m getting sick of the color haha). However, since it’s made with superwash merino, I’m hoping it will grow a little after washing. We’ll see!
YARN: DROPS BABY MERINO UNI // COLOR: OLD PINK (#27)
PATTERN: ADJUSTED VERSION OF THE BROKEN GARTER SCARF BY PURL SOHO
San Agustín facecloth #004
The facecloths have been untouched since last week. They will need a lot of work next week, because I wanna have eight different ones in my Etsy shop when it opens in July. Can’t wait to get back on track on with them, though! <3
DETAIL OF SAN AGUSTÍN FACECLOTH #001 (SOON AVAILABLE ON ETSY)
YARN: DROPS PARIS // COLORS: WHITE (#16) AND BLACK (#15)
PATTERN: CHAIN TWENTY (LET ME KNOW IF YOU’D BE INTERESTED IN IT!)
San Agustín facecloths #005, #006, #007, #008
This part of today’s Knitting Update is just a repetition of last week’s. 🙁
Gaaahhh, I wanna get started with this one so badly. Totally excited for all the garment knitting now that I’ve finished my Long Island Sweater.
YARN I’LL BE USING: DROPS ALASKA MIX // COLORS: DARK GREY (#05), LIGHT GREY (#03)
PATTERN: MAE BY ANDREA MOWRY
Again, none! Even now I’m in The Netherlands and I could’ve easily ordered all the gorgeous stuff online without having to worry it will arrive or not. Such an accomplishment, ha. I actually set aside a little bit of money each month to be spend on yarn without guilt. I kinda have quite some yarn money now. 😀 #like
Thank you again so much for reading and for all the lovely responses to last week’s Etsy shop announcement! I downloaded the Etsy sellers app (oh, the fun of that!) and loved to see people finding me through this blog and Instagram. <3