Wednesday, July 29, 2015

testing, testing 123

progress on Friday

Like I need a new WIP, right? sigh. Sometimes I just can't resist the lure of test knitting. A pretty pattern, for free?? Sign me up! As I mentioned last week, I've signed up for two test knits this month. One is almost done, and one I need to get moving on! The one that's almost done is the twining cowl by Jennifer Weissman. What I love about the pattern is that it's reversible! Normally I find garter stitch in the round annoying, but not on this project. (it helps that I'm finding this yarn--Western Sky Knits Willow DK in the lilacs colorway--to be simply gorgeous in garter!) Only have two more cable repeats and a ribbed edging to go on this one ...

progress as of today
But wait, there's more! Remember the blanket wrangling I did last week? I moved on to a long-neglected project, my cheater string quilt. I delusionally thought I had worked on this during the spring ... nope! Last November! Ay yi yi. Well the good news is now it is thisclose to being done! Over the weekend I pieced together a quick edging using the scraps, made the sandwhich, and did some simple straight line quilting on the diagonal. Hopefully by the end of this week I'll get the binding attached and she'll be DONE!

Last but not least, is my test knit for Brandy, the City Lights beanie. I promise to devote plenty of love to you too!

Today I'm linking up with Tammy's Stitch-Along Wednesday, Ginny for Yarn Along, and Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.


  1. I am loving that cowl! I can't wait to see it finished. It may just end up on my knitting queue. :)

  2. It's super fast once you get in the rhythm of it, or are less distracted than me! :-D

  3. I love the colour of the cowl. Good luck with your test knits. I'm visiting from Stitch Along Wednesday and Yarn Along.

  4. I like the look of those cables! Good luck with all your test-knitting.

  5. The Twining Cowl is so pretty. That yarn is gorgeous, but I think the pattern is pretty in and of itself.
    I admire those of you who test knit. I do not knit fast enough for that!

  6. Oh so much pretty - both the yarn and the quilt - it makes me want to go and cast on a dozen new things!

  7. ooh, there's always room to cast on for more cowls!! And your quilt looks amazing.