I cannot believe another month is over and it’s time to post a monthly round-up! As quickly as June went by, I got a bunch of knitting done so I have a lot of share with you today on the knitting blog 🙂
Ripple Crop Top
This is like a dream come true project for me! I had been thinking about knitting a faded Ripple Crop Top for a while now. It took me a little while to collect the perfect yarns.
I’m so pleased with how the colours came together. This was one of my first fades and I’m pretty happy with it.
This one is definitely getting a stand-alone FO spotlight post so there will be more details there about how I did the fade, what I would change, and the few modifications I made from the original design.
Pattern: Ripple Crop Top by Jessie Maed (Ravelry link)
Espresso Machine Cross Stitch
It’s done! Finally. I’ve been working on this project since December, my stitching mojo ran out in the early part of 2021. Thankfully it returned and I chugged through the last bit of this project in late May to early June.
I’m really holding myself to a one WIP policy with cross stitch so I don’t get overwhelmed and it works to motivate me to finish a project so I can move on to the next one.
Now I just need to get around to soaking and framing them LOL this one went right onto the stack. I may tackle that after we move though so I can frame and hang in our new house!
Pattern: Vintage Espresso Machine by Happy Sloth
Super Bulky Scrap Blanket
Finished right on time to make it into the FO section! I completed the final triangle in the evening on June 29. This blanket used up so much of the leftover bits of super bulky, worsted and bulky yarn I had in my stash. Any full skeins that are left are getting donated and the remaining worsted acrylic is becoming cat toys.
I debated if I was going to put the border on this blanket, but ultimately I decided not to to keep the scrappy patchwork vibe, also because I just wanted to finish 😉 So happy to check this project off the “knit before moving” list.
Pattern: Knit Triangles Hexagon Blanket from Yarnspirations
Works in Progress
My current cross stitch project is a couple of sharks, the second one is a hammer head. I’m so close to being finished the first shark, after having to rip out a whole section because I counted wrong…
Pattern: Sharks from DMC
So, my plan for June and July was to focus on finishing up projects and using up yarn before we move on July 31. But….I really couldn’t resist this pattern and I had just the right amount of yarn left from my Ripple Crop Top.
I struggled hard with the first repeat of the lace, I’m not really a lace fan. But now that I’ve got it down it’s going much better and I think I’ll be done by the weekend.
I’m worried the speckle and the lace is a bit busy…but I think when it’s worn you won’t really be able to tell.
Pattern: Twilight Time by The Marvelous Mrs. Maker
I have a half-done pair of socks as well, but I didn’t work on them at all in June if you can believe it. Knitty Natty’s Sock Week make-a-long is coming up so I think I may try and finish sock #2.
I thought the espresso machine cross stitch project was my oldest WIP until I found this gal when I was cleaning out my yarn preparing for our moving day. She had all her pieces ready to go just needed to be stuffed!
She had a buddy, a plesiosaur, but he was further from being finished and it’s a lot of work to stuff and seam. My heart just wasn’t in it so I made the choice to let him go.
So far, I’ve stuffed and sewn together her body and started sewing on the armour plates last weekend. I’m planning on finished her up this weekend.
She definitely needs a name – taking suggestions in the comments!
I’ve been reading the Shadow and Bone series I finished book one and have started book two. I wasn’t super sure as I was reading book one if I was going to continue reading them, but then I liked the direction the story took and I started book two, Siege and Storm, right away.
I’ve also been reading The Haunting of Alma Fielding. It’s not nearly as exciting as its name leads you to believe. It’s not a bad book, actually I’ve kind of enjoyed it so far it’s just not as page-turn-y as I anitipcated. I keep debating abandoning it, but it’s got me curious on how the whole thing plays out, and I’m over halfway done, so I’m going to finish it.
Not much to report for the Knitflix section this month, I’m watching pretty much the same things that I was watching last month!
Thanks for checking in on my knitting adventures – stay tuned for the FO Spotlight posts for more info on my Ripple Crop Top and Scrappy Blanket.