June 28, 2021
I am so excited for the Fireworks knit along! I’m going to use Universal Yarn’s Deluxe Worsted (100% superwash wool) because it was on sale at WEBS, so I picked out a deep green color since I don’t have a dark green sweater:
I knit a swatch that was 20 sts by 28 rows (inside the moss stitch border) and measured it:
I got gauge on the first try! I took a chance that I was knitting tightly, so I went up a size needle from a size US6/4.0mm to a size US7/4.5mm. I am ready to cast on for July 1!
In other news, I finished my Double Scoop Shawl and I like it a lot:
Instead of doing the bobble cast off as it was written (I tried it, but my bobbles looked like crap), I opted for a crochet bind off and added beads:
Unfortunately it is too hot to wear!
I finished plying my blue yarn that I spun, and set the twist:
This blue yarn is gorgeous! I have a pattern picked out for it, but I’ll tell you later.
I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my gardener, Mr. Yarndemon:
Summer flowers always strike me with their beauty:
To quote Bill and Ted, be excellent to each other! And happy knitting!