My goal with the Twisted Shawlette Club has been to knit each shawl before the next shipment arrives. So far, I’m 2 for 2!
Pattern: Viriditas by Shannon Squire
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering in Grandma’s Porch
Viriditas is a scarf/shawl that is worked from end to end getting larger as you work your way to the middle and then getting smaller as you knit to the other end. It was a nice relaxing knit and even though I usually dislike knitting back and forth over a short distance, I really enjoyed this knit!
And of course, the yarn was scrumptious. I haven’t met a skein of Plucky that I didn’t immediately fall in love with. The yarn line-up that Twisted has for this club is just incredible…I’m very much looking forward to the rest of the shipments!
I cast-off the Viriditas shawl the same day as another project I’ve been working on for quite some time. Unfortunately, it still needs buttons and the ends woven in…but I’m too excited about it not to share!
Before Dark in Pigeonroof Studios Cassiopeia DK
I am beyond thrilled with how this sweater turned out! I have some buttons on special order at Stash, which I’m really excited about. I think they’ll be perfect.
Of course, I have several other projects on-the-needles as well…including a hat in some Swan’s Island and a summer top for the Stash Summer KAL. Go check out my WIP Wednesday post over on the Stash blog!
I have yet another project knit from yarn purchased at Sock Summit! This yarn to be exact:
It didn’t take me long to decide on a pattern, and it was a perfect small-ish project to work on between sweaters.
Pattern: Vine Loop by Melissa LaBarre
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo in colorway Can Can
Modifications: I added 1 pattern repeat (24 stitches) when I cast on because I wanted it to be slightly longer than the pattern called for. I like to be able to wrap the cowl twice, but still have it hang down a bit. The pattern was really well written and it was easily memorized. It was very intuitive and after only a handful of rows, I was able to knit each round without looking at the pattern. The resulting cowl is really wearable and just plain cozy (except when it’s 90 degrees outside…).
note to self: modeling a wool cowl when the house is 80+ degrees = a terrible idea
The Plucky Primo was a dream to knit with. Seriously, this stuff is awesome. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s 20% cashmere and that the color is stunning. I know I keep saying this…but I could have dropped a fortune at the Plucky booth at Sock Summit.
I was hoping to have some sewing to show you today, but it was just too hot to do much today. I wove up some really beautiful variegated yarn the other day, and I’m planning on sewing it up into a few kindle/nook cases for the shop. It was supposed to be a scarf….but more on that when the e-reader cases are done!
I mentioned a few posts back that we have more green beans than we know what to do with. Well, tonight I was determined to use up a good chunk of them for dinner and made a favorite Rachel Ray recipe of ours.
Chicken Salad Piccata
I know…it doesn’t look like many green beans are in there, but I assure you they were hiding. I skipped the parsley in the recipe, but there are capers…also hiding. It’s such a great summer recipe. I ate mine hot, but it’s just as good cold and straight out of the fridge. Or at least that’s what Seth said when he got home from work tonight.