So what do you do when you’re stuck on a knitting design you’re working on? You put it away for a week and work on Kate’s Cardigan! Believe me, once you start having nightmares involving your designs-in-progress, it’s time to back off and work on something else.
I’m now working the armhole shaping on the back of Kate. The yarn is lovely. I highly recommend Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist yarn.
A little bit about sewing
I really like to sew. It’s so satisfying to finish up a project in just one day. I love all the fabric choices and buttons and putting them all together. But I also LOVE to knit, and when the 2 duke it out, knitting inevitably wins. Sad, but true…
Today I relisted some of my fabric knitting needle cases on Etsy, and took $5 off the original list price as a Spring treat. I just love the bright, cheerful fabrics I used, and how quickly they went from flat pieces of fabric to unique, useful objects. I personally use my needle cases as an organized storage spot for my needles (me, organized???), but they work really great for travel, too. The circular needle cases have a small notions pockets inside for things like tapestry needles, stitch markers and fold up scissors. If you’re planning a trip and trying to pack light, you can take just the needles you’ll need for your projects and a few notions. (Just be sure to comply with TSA requirements for airline travel).
The patterns for these needle cases were published in 2 issues of Knitcircus magazine. I’ve made them into PDFs and will be selling the patterns for both the tall straight needle cases and short circular needle cases on Etsy as soon as I can.