Ysolda Mystery Knit-a-Long Has Begun!

One of my many New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to expand on my knitting. In all my years of knitting and crocheting I’ve stuck to fairly basic and small projects. The two larger projects I’ve done (a dress that turned out WAY too big and a knitted baby blanket) took me well over years to finish. So to me, smaller projects were the way to go because they were easy, quick and I could finish them in a timely manner and move on to the next project.

follow your arrow MKAL
Holiday Yarns FlockSock Sock Yarn – Hera’s Peacock colorway

Well, not this year… and I’ve already begun. I ran across the Follow Your Arrow Mystery KAL by Ysolda and decided to give it a try. I’ve never knit a shawl before and I’ve never knit lace before. I mostly knit with bulky yarn on big needles, so this is quite the change for me.

I’ve cast on today and will post update pictures when I finish each clue!

xo Katie

Knitted Gifts for the Holidays

Glühwein Cowl

Every time I knit something for myself, eventually someone will ask me where I got it, if I made it and tell me that they love it. This usually ends in me giving it to them. This year I have decided to make knitted gifts for friends and family… on purpose.

I’m loving this pattern, Gluhwein. It combines my love of knitting with bulky yarn and my lack of attention span to knit large projects. It has a beautiful diamond pattern combing knit and purl textures. I can’t wait to see how the finished product turns out.

Do you make homemade gifts for the holidays? I’d love to hear all about your craftiness!

xo Katie