Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Knitting Progress, New Project Plans, and Reading

Hi Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I have been good, and I have been busy working a lot of hours at a temporary work assignment in Toronto. I will be finished the three week contract tomorrow and I will hopefully be starting another job soon. I am currently working some temp jobs to gain work experience while job searching and hoping to land a full-time or part-time position in office administration.

I have been knitting the second piece of the Wool and the Gang Farrah Billie Jean top which is the back piece.  I finished knitting the ribbed bottom edge of the piece and now starting on knitting in stockinette stitch for the body of the top.




I have still been reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and really enjoying it so far. The character is funny and I love reading about her hopes and dreams on finding her dream man, and her observations about the people around her.

Today I went to Michael's to get some yarn for a new project. I have been so excited to start a new project for awhile, but did not know exactly what I wanted to make and also needed time to make a special trip to Michaels. One day this week, I realized I have never knitted a beanie before and I really like the slouchy hat look. So I started looking at patterns this morning and I found a pattern for a beanie on Ravelry called Barley Light by Tin Can Knits. I chose a similar color to the hat in the photo for the pattern because I thought it looked so nice in that color. The yarn I will be using is Patons Kroy Socks in the flax colorway. I am looking forward to casting on today and will be sharing photos with you soon on the progress of the beanie.


Screenshot photo of the Barley Light beanie on Ravelry :) (Photo Source

Joining along with Nicole from Frontier Dreams for Crafting On, with Kat from As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday, and with Ginny from Small things for Yarn Along (March)! Please stop by these amazing blogs if you would like to also share what you are working on and see what others are working on this week.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, and I hope you have a great day!

14 comments:

  1. The Kroy yarn should make the hat look pretty much like the one on the Ravelry page.

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    1. yes it is looking similar and I really like the color. It is something different from other projects I have done lately.

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  2. I am reading Eleanor as well and I am utterly in love with her! She is quirky, wounded, but so interesting!

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    1. I really like her character she is quirky. Glad you are enjoying it!

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  3. Love the yarn you chose for that hat! Look forward to seeing it! And, more of your top! Happy knitting! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Thank you Tanna! Glad you like the yarn. I will be sharing updates very soon! Happy knitting and crocheting to you!

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  4. How did I know know about Barley Light???
    I love Tin Can Knits and have made more than one Barley.
    Thanks for pointing me toward this pattern!

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    1. Glad that I could help out! It is a lovely pattern :)

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  5. I love the barley light, haven't knit it yet. I love to shop for yarn :)

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    1. Glad you love it! Yes I love shopping for yarn too and just browsing the shelves and seeing what catches my eye

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  6. I really need to get reading Eleanor! Love your knitting.

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    1. Haha yes it is a popular one! Thank you Jayne!

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