A few weeks ago I knit The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief. I bit the bullet and joined Ravelry just for this pattern. After I saw Pinko Knitter’s version of this scarf, I had to have it.
Luckily I had some lovely yarn in my stash to use! My Mom bought three balls of this yarn for me two Christmas’s ago…it started out as a sweater but I didn’t like it so I ripped it out.
One ball worked up perfectly for this project which was wonderful. This scarf worked up super-quick. I mean like a week, week and a half, tops. This pattern was also really portable, which helped me finish it. I have quite a few projects on needles that are just too big for me to lug around, so I’ve lost interest in them, being able to stuff this project in a small bag was really convenient for me. I will definitely knit this pattern again, it was so fun!
Here’s the start of my newest sweater. My Mom got me this yarn for Christmas and it has just been sitting in my stash taking up space. I hope to power through the rest of the sweater in about a month, I think any sooner is pretty unreasonable for me haha. I found the pattern in the latest Love of Knitting magazine, it has thumb holes in the sleeves! Which is why I chose to knit this sweater in the first place…
I also got to go explore The Needlecraft Barn, our local yarn shop, in Morgantown this past Saturday and it was awesome! The Needlecraft Barn is packed from top to bottom with all things related to needle work, from embroidery to knitting to cross stitch, I had a really great time there and hope to go back soon.
In other news, I’ve started learning how to ride horses, something I’ve wanted to do since I was little. One thing I didn’t realize was how many muscles a person has in their body that they never use…I didn’t know about the muscles in my legs until it hurt to sit down haha. So far, apart from the soreness, it’s actually going pretty well. Apparently I’m not half bad at it, and I haven’t fallen off yet *knocks on wood*