FO’s: Cowl-centric

Because the cardigan is laceweight and requires my ability to focus, I’ve been throwing some easier projects in the mix for purse-knitting and social knitting.

These two cowls are examples of those projects.

Both are made from yarns that have been in my stash for years, one of kind handspun skeins made by KittyGrrlz and LMS Studio Arts. As with most handspun yarns, I wanted to show off the yarn’s natural beauty.

I like the way each cowl turned out, they’re very different and super cool!

Both cowls are now available in my Etsy shop.

What have you knit up lately?  Do you knit with novelty yarn very often?

A Few Quick Weekend FOs

After wrapping up a long-term project (that I’ll talk about more on Friday!) I wanted to knit up some quick, mindless, instant-gratification projects.  Saturday afternoon I cast on for a new hat at Knitting Brew Crew and managed to finish it before we left the brewery!IMG_20140301_143125

Sunday I started and finished this chunky lace cowl:IMG_3241

(it’s really hard to get an accurate photo of this yarn, it’s a beautiful, complex blue with pink fibers and other bright colors throughout)

Huge needles (huge in comparison to the little ones used for the other project) and chunky yarn were definitely some welcome features to have this weekend.

Both projects have been blocked and will be added to the Etsy shop.  I can’t design anymore, given my current position at work, but I can continue to knit things and sell those!

When you finish time-consuming projects do you like to offset them with quick knits too?

WIP Wednesday

I’m knitting again!  Woo!  I’m also making some other changes that can be found over here, should you be interested in learning about those.

This week I’m working on two matching slouchy hats based on the Chunky Grey Alpaca Slouch in my shop.  Here’s the start:

Can you see the soft?

It feels good to be knitting again.  I had some heavy inner struggle about whether to participate in NaKniSweMo or not, but decided that I probably shouldn’t.  I have so much going on with classes and my other jobs (yes, I have 3 jobs, its too much sometimes).  Regardless, I really hope to be knitting and designing sweaters again, I have so many ideas for them!

What are you working on this Wednesday?  Let us all know over on Tami’s blog!