January 3, 2016

New Year New Projects

There's nothing like a New Year to put some new projects on the needles.  First up, in my queue for sometime, is Seashore by Isabell Kraemer.  I cast this on right after Christmas and have had a hard time putting it down.  It's a relaxing knit, perfect for this time of year.  The next few weeks at work will be quite busy for me, so this is the perfect pattern to knit, without having to use much brain power.  I can't think of anything better than starting my year off with a project using Sweet Fiber Yarn Cashmerino 20 , a fingering cashmere, nylon and merino blend in the most lovely shade of grey, called Smoke.  I am pairing this yarn with Black Trillium Pebble Sock Gradient Yarn in the Undine colourway.  Just looking at this gradient yarn colourway makes me happy.
Seashore by Isabell Kraemer

Black Trillium Pebble Sock Gradient Yarn

The next up on my list is Gray Rose, a beautiful wooly hat by Thea Colman of BabyCocktails.  Her patterns are always so lovely and well written.  This one caught my eye as soon as it was published last September.  After looking around in my stash I think I found the perfect yarn to knit it with, West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester yarn that I bought on my trip to Scotland in 2014.  I am excited to knit a small project with this yarn as I have enough skeins to knit a sweater.  It will give me a chance to see how it knits up and blocks.  I have also wanted to knit with Bluefaced Leicester for some time as I have read a lot of good things about it.  After knitting with Cormo last year I am interested in trying a variety of yarns that are not superwash. Yarn that still smells sheepy, if you know what I mean.  There's nothing like knitting with some cozy yarn during the cold winter months.

WYS Bluefaced Leicester

And lastly, I have also promised myself to redo the sleeves on my son's Slade by Michele Wang.  I seamed the sleeves into the body of the sweater as instructed, but try as I might I just couldn't get them to fit properly.  They were just too big in the upper arm for some reason.  After several attempts to fix them, I put the sweater away while I worked on my Christmas knitting.  This is definitely not my idea of a good time, but I want to get it done so he can wear the sweater this winter.

So there you have it, my list of knitting for the next month.  What's on your needles?


  1. ooh, that gradient seashore is going to be so beautiful, what a great yarn choice you've made! And I love the Bluefaced Leicester yarn, it looks fantastic.

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