Knitting Notes-December 24, 2017


This is my second Touchstone which I finally blocked this past week and got final photos of.  The yarn is BMFA Broody Bantam.   It looks like the Fogbound Knits January Shawl KAL will be Touchstone (at least that’s what the voting on pattern looks like at the moment) and if chosen I will likely be making a third one.  This is my favorite shape of shawl/scarf to wear.  This was also the last of my Great Loopy Knitting Challenges to finish so done with my Knitting Challenges and also done with my Yarnathon projects.   I still need to add some final knitting photos to my knitting page and tally up the rest of the yarn used so at this year but I knit more yardage than last year and that was my goal.

Since I had finished the knitting I had planned to finish by the end of the year, and I’ve been diligently slogging along on my silky fingering weight sweater (which is a spring/summer sort of sweater), I decided to cast on a new winter wear sweater.  Oh how much faster a sweater moves along when in worsted weight than single ply fingering!  I’m making a CustomFit version of Burnish.  I like the simple eyelet design up the front and the twisted rib.  Progress so far


The yarn is Cascade 220 in Irelande – even tho it does not say its one of their heathered yarns, it definitely has a heathered look to it.  And green being my favorite color – well it’s perfect.

Check out the new stitch markers I recently got from WineMakersister’s Etsy shop.  I have several other sets from her – all lovely and wonderful to use.  I got some silver snowflakes andalso got these glass peppermint candies.  They are so cute!


Also finally snapped a photo of the simple slippers I had made for me when I put them on this morning.  Double stranded worsted yarn so I hope they will not wear through quickly.  But they are cozy warm as I sit here in my jammies.


I pulled out all the holiday movies when I pulled out my little Christmas Tree to up yesterday so I think I shall refill my coffee cup, put one of those movies in an knit for a while.  Then I think I’ll be off into the sewing room to start clearing away the disasterous messy state I have let that room fall into.  I’d like to quilt on a quilt tomorrow if I can find the table and get things tidy in there!  Could need a Christmas Miracle!




4 comments on “Knitting Notes-December 24, 2017

  1. Your touchstone shawl is beautiful. Love those stitch markers too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any that big. Do they create a problem for yarn catching on them? Your slippers do look warm and cozy. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. I’m sitting here watching it snow and it’s beautiful. We will have our first White Christmas in many years.

    • Merry Christmas to you too.
      The stitch markers don’t seem that big to me but I have them in all different sizes and lengths so that could be why. Nope they don’t catch the yarn. They are snag free.

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