Hello my friends!
Well, it’s finally August! Here in South Africa it is Winter time, but you wouldn’t know it here on the coast! It’s been a warm season, which meant I got to go to the beach often, sit outside with some lemonade, and knit to my heart’s content!
I’ve also picked up those DPNs for the first time. I think I did pretty ok!
The hat this was supposed to be, came out horrible, though! I blame it on the yarn! I am not too fond of 100% acrylic. At least not the kind I’ve gotten here. It has almost no elasticity, and so when the hat was put on, it just stayed stretched out… it just looked bad.. 😦 I also blame it on the fact that knitting so much k1P1, just got boring for me, so by the time I got to the decreases, I just wanted to be done with the project.
The good news is, that I got some new needles in the mail yesterday! Yay! The needles they sell here are boring gray ones, so I order from Amazon and wait in anticipation for cheery colored needles!
Also, in my mailbox, I FINALLY got my Mint Chocolate Chip lace weight superwash merino yarn!!!!! It took about a month. But it was definitely worth the wait! Hurrah!!!!
And, finally…. since I finished my bad hat (above), I started a new scarf for my hunny (below), The Vacation Knit by Shireen Nadir. It’ll be my first time at cables, but it seems easy enough from the looks of the pattern. Plus, I’m loving this blue!
The final product should, (fingers crossed) look like this:
I think both of these new projects will be great for our upcoming trip to Orlando, FL at the end of September! Hopefully the weather will have started getting a bit cooler by that time, so I can show off my FOs!
What’s currently on your needles? Have you added any new yummy yarns to your stash??