The Living Is Easy
June 06, 2021
It’s summertime! There are flowers everywhere, outside and in my house:
Notice the wee socks in the last picture?
These are some itty bitty baby socks for a baby boy. I intended to make one pair, but before I knew it, there were four pairs! The socks will go with this little knitted sweater:
It’s an adorable little crew necked, short sleeved sweater that I am knitting out of Lion Brand 24/7, a 100% cotton yarn. It will be a cute sweater for summer! The pattern is Popsicle Pullover by Marie Greene. The pattern was free in Knit Camp, but it costs $10 to buy. It would be a good project to use to get rid of worsted and DK scraps if you have some lying around. The pattern has a long sleeved version as well as short sleeve, and it fits kids from newborn up to 10 years old.
I finally finished the Compton Aran Pullover! Here it is in all its glory:
It was very rewarding to finish and it will be a lovely warm sweater for Mr. Yarndemon this winter.
Another thing I have been knitting is the Double Scoop Shawl by Marie Greene. (It was the free pattern this month in Knit Camp. Join by June 21st, 2021, and save 40% on either the monthly membership $24.95 or the annual membership $249 with the code FRIEND40.)
I was able to destash a bit using a skein of mauve Sockaholic Serene in Imperial Barley and a skein of Expression Fiber Arts Resilient Sock hand dyed in a color I forget the name of, but it is pretty, and it uses a lot of orange and blue with lots of other colors:
Here’s what it looked like when I started:
One person in Knit Camp called the pattern stitch meditative, which pretty much sums it up. It really is relaxing to knit.
I have been spinning. I spun the rest of the blue fiber, and I loved it, but when I started plying it, I simply adored it! It is spinning up to a fingering weight, and there is so much color in this yarn. The color has a lot of depth.
I know what I want to make out of this. I’ll surprise you!
We are farming potatoes:
Farming makes Pogo soooooo tired: