For June, my first pattern under this new plan, I decided to pick a pattern to make for N.
I chose the High Top Sneaker Slippers pattern, after he agreed to allow me to knit slippers and socks for him - I can't work on socks until my shoulder is completely back to normal, the needles are too small and put too much tension on my shoulder.
Last night, I cast on the first slipper. It's a surprisingly fast knit, though worked in chunky yarn I find it a little difficult to maneuver the needles easily - my tiny girly hands find the size 10 needles a little bulky!
Over all, he was really rather pleased with the end result. He asked me to make them a little shorter than the pattern calls for, and hopefully it will mean I won't have to buy another ball of Bernat Softee Chunky (the pattern calls for 100g, and that's all I have.) He's asked me to do a second design for the little logo on the other "shoe", hopefully I can pull it off!
I do plan to make myself a pair of these, but I'll be using smaller needles and thinner yarn. And most likely in pink - cause everyone knows how much I love pink!
This past weekend was World Wide Knit in Public day/weekend. I hadn't been feeling well over the weekend, but I still decided I had to make and finish a project for the event - even if I wasn't knitting in public. I give you Petal:
On the 10th I cast on for the Surry Hills knit along. I think the yarn I'm using is a little too bulky for the project, but it's still coming along alright.
Speaking of sweaters, I cast on yet another one... or two.
On the 14th I cast on Melia. I love that the pattern is based on a faerytale, and the pattern is knit from the top down, no seaming required! I managed to finish half of the hood in a single sitting, though I have a few inches to go before starting the next section - everyone loves a good sized hood!
The second, was from the Spring/Summer Knitty edition - Icarus. I love the pattern and had to cast on immediately. On the 15th I cast on, and knit my way to the waist shaping. I'm going to work some more on this one tonight, I hope to have it finished within the next week!
There were a few days I had not been knitting... though I did need to do something crafty, so I broke out the Rainbow Loom. After looking at a few patterns I decided to make this little guy:
I also made a feather stitch bracelet:
And in spinning news, I managed to get an antique spinning wheel on kijiji! I haven't picked it up yet, but once I do, there will definitely be pictures!
Off to go knit some Icarus!