What a Fantastic Surprise!
So yesterday, I checked my email to suddenly have quite a few notifications of new subscribers. I do get some new folks here & there that have made their way here one way or another, but I’ve never quite gotten such an increase in one day before. When I popped in to see what was going on, imagine my shock when I found that in one day, I had about 5x the number of daily visitors that I normally have! LOL
It was a wonderful surprise & all due to a link from a site that I wasn’t even aware existed until now, Knitting Paradise. So if you’ve found your way here from there, welcome! I’m very happy to see all of you. :) If you are like me & haven’t visited the site before, do go take a look around, they have some wonderful links & pictures of terrific projects there!
*peeking out from between my fingers in shame*
Need I say more? LOL In my defense, I’ve been battling a return of my migraines lately (we really don’t need to talk about succumbing to the temptation to linger in bed on some days, now do we?). I’ve also now started a class for Ruby on Rails that is keeping me a bit busy in my hours away from work, as well…
Oh, fine. I’m full of excuses. I know. I’ll get out there, I promise. LOL
I have been knitting, though! :) I finished my sweater – I did find a mistake here & there, but I actually decided to leave them alone instead of ripping back & fixing them. I’m not going to let them bother me because overall, I’m absolutely thrilled with it! :D
Pattern: I Heart Aran
Yarn: Cascade 220 Tweed (about 3.5 skeins for a size 36 sweater)
Needles: Size 7 & 8
Notes: I’d definitely go down in stitch number & needle size for the cuffs if I were to knit it again. I’d also go for picking up stitches & knitting on the sleeves rather than set in sleeves, I seem to stink at that. I believe that I’d knit it longer, as I like longer sweaters.
I’ve also started a new Socky Slouchy Hat for the manlet, as he has lost his other one. He actually told me “you NEED to make me a new one, I can’t find mine”. There was no asking. In this case, I do not mind one bit – I’m actually thrilled that store bought hats no longer satisfy him! :) Happily, I still have plenty of the yarn leftover from his last one to knit another. I’m getting close to having the new one finished already.
Today’s Ravelry Search
I decided to do something fun for the search today. In organizing my stash, I discovered that I have a bit of a Chroma stash, more than I thought I did. LOL So I thought I’d have fun & show you some highlights of patterns/projects of what folks have done with this gorgeous yarn from Knit Picks! None of these are mine – click the pic to go right to the Ravelry pattern page, as always. Enjoy!
* Free Pattern
Happy Tuesday, everyone!