June 4, 2013

Big Intentions...

Before heading out on a 'kinda/sorta/not really/but it totally is' a six-week vacation, I had a lot of hard choices to make. 

I was going to be separated from my yarn stash for six long weeks and I needed to figure out what I was going to need to bring with me to knit a lot of awesome things during this getaway. 

Patterns were queued up on Ravelry, needles were grabbed and yarn was fondled and packaged up. 

But after two weeks away, I haven't knit a thing. 

Not one itty bitty stitch. 

Instead I have been outside walking my dog, hanging out on the beach, cooking new meals and doing some other crafts. 

I have actually been doing quite a bit of embroidary lately. Here's my latest project....

I made one of these gnomes for my mom for Christmas and I loved how it turned out. I still need to do the rest of the black outlining and then write 'Gnome Sweet Gnome' on the right, but that won't take too long. 

Back to the original point, I had a lot of big intentions with this vacation, but I haven't knit at all, so I am going to be changing that this evening. Here's what I hope/plan on knitting these next few weeks and months. 


This sweater is actually what I am currently working on. I am doing a stripped version and am making it out of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. 

Here's what I have done so far...

Some other things I hope to get to knitting soon...


This will be knit in a lovely mint green wool lace yarn by Malabrigo.


A lovely heathered robin's egg blue Cascade 220 wool yarn is reserved for this. 


These are going to be knit in the same robin's egg blue wool yarn as the above hat. 


I want to finally give socks a go and I love the subtle textured pattern here. 

I've avoided socks thus far due to some cankles, but hopefully with a little math and extra yarn, I can get around that hiccup.

I've got a some bright red merino yarn from Plymouth Yarn that is going to look pretty awesome!

So that is what I have planned for the next few weeks knitting wise. 
What are you making? 

~ With Love, Ashlee ~

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