Fits and starts, firsts and fifths
Happy 1st Day of Spring!!
Happy 5th Blogiversary to Me!! While there hasn't been a lot of spectacular (or even not spectacular) knitting on the ol' knitting blog of late, I thought I'd share 5 of my favorite (finished) knitted things from the last 5 years. In no particular order (Ravelry pattern links)...
An adaptation of Shirley Paden's Cabled Shrug from Fall 2005 Interweave Knits that I like to call "Shirley Shrugs." I did some seriously fun short-row mods and made my inner geek by happy by charting it all in a spreadsheet.
Inspired by an Alexandra Virgiel pattern for a raglan sweater called "Fibonacci," originally published in Magknits and now, apparently, lost; I call mine "Fib." I used nothing but leftovers from a sweater kit to knit this. Um, also charted -- both sequence and color -- in a spreadsheet.
Knitty's Argosy knit in Opal's Hundertwasser sock yarn; this one is "Der Blaue Mond." The Hundertwasser series makes me crazy happy. I love everything about that yarn -- the inspiration, the execution, the colors. I bought a box full of bare yarn and some dye, I was so inspired... a while back.
This quick little review is a fun exercise, and I'm feeling kind of excited and energized! Maybe this is just what I needed in order to jump-start the knitting and some other projects that have been swirling around -- like dyeing! A little time in the Finish or Frog It chamber would probably help -- and would coincide nicely with some of my other spring cleaning plans.
Thank you for reading my blog. While I generally suck at the reply to comments part of this enterprise, please know that every one is... something more than "read." I read every single one, and I feel them, too; I feel them very deeply. I have tried and done so many things as a direct result of blogging, it's mind boggling -- it's BLOGGLING! I have been inspired, lifted, grounded, supported, loved... Thank you.