On My Needles This Weekend …. Sweaters and Socks!

After watching the last few podcast episodes by Kate of the Hawthorn Cottage Craft, I have started two sweaters, a modified Flax Sweater and a Nuuk Sweater.   I am really enjoying both projects and so happy that I can continue to use up stash yarn for projects and not buy more yarn unless I just have too.

For my Flax Sweater, I am using Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the color Linen. I have modified the neckline and have decided not to do the garter stitch rows down the sleeves.  Everything else will be as the pattern is written. 

For my Nuuk sweater, I am using Shelter by Brooklyn Tweed.  Since I am using stash yarn, the top portion is being knitted in the color Fossil and the bottom will be in the colors Snowbound and Soot.  I am loving knitting with the Shelter, it’s such a bouncy woolly wool that is so squishy soft!

I am also working on a pair of vanilla toe up socks using Plymouth Happy Feet in 100 Splash in the color Autumn.  I absolutely LOVE this yarn!

I seem to have a case of startitus and want to cast on everything.  I plan to cast on two vests, Gan and Joan’s Vest.  I am going through my stash to see what I have that would be perfect for these two projects. I want to spin too, but first I must finish up the last bit of my Corridale from Quillin Fiberarts in Sleepy Hollow.

If you haven’t watched Kate’s podcast on YouTube, I highly recommend it as well as Little Big Knits by Selma. Both of these knitters are so I inspiring, especially when it comes to sweater knitting.

Until next time, be creative!


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