Friday, July 7, 2017

On My Needles

Summer knitting is in full force, as it always is. I am a year-round knitter. The hot weather doesn't keep wool out of my lap. No sir. I'm making good progress on my Rhinebeck sweater. I have a sleeve left to go, steek (ahhh!) and then seaming and the collar.  Yarn: O-Wool Worsted Wash Pattern: Super Soul Cardigan by Mary Jane Mucklestone. Ravelry link here

Also knitting a little baby hat for a friend that just found out she is expecting a little girl! After two boys, this will be her first daughter. So exciting and an itty bitty hat is in order. Using the left over sock yarn from my Hermiones Everyday socks. Yarn: Backyard Fiberworks sock (merion/nylon/cashmere) in the Urchin color way.

I started a new shawl. It's the Whiskeyfied shawl by Melanie Berg. I'm using Backyard Fireworks cormo in their fingering weight blend. It's a pretty charcoal color.

I finished up my Hermiones Everyday Socks. I didn't add a heel yet. I might not. They fit perfectly without the heels but I don't know if it will wear well. So for now they are done...unless I change my mind about the heel.

I've read two books in the last week. I highly recommend "White Dresses" by  Mary Pflum Peterson. I also read Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham. If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls (how can you not be?) then you will enjoy this read. It's quick and light and fun.

I am going to start reading Lincoln in the Bardo this weekend. It was recommended by a friend and I'm hoping it's a good one.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy knitting!


  1. ooooh your rhinebeck sweater, GORGEOUS!!! i did not think it was possible to top last years - but i think you did it. the itty bitty hat is adorable, with perfectly knitted stitches!!!

    always love me a fresh vase of flowers!! miss you...the farm is closed all summer??

    1. You are too kind my friend! I am liking this sweater and I hope I get more wear out of it than last years. As beautiful as last years sweater was, I didn't wear it much. The length shrunk up as I wore it. I also felt like a sausage in it!!! I'm losing some weight so hopefully it will fit someday. I just think I'm more of a cardigan kind of girl.

      The farm is closed but you know you're always welcome to come by! And if you need anything, just call us.

  2. What Debbie said! Knitting is always perfect and crazy quick. I think you'll like Lincoln in the Bardo
    Go ahead Debbie and text/call Leanne for help, I do it weekly...HA! Poor Lee.

  3. What a beautiful sweater!!