Knitting oh yes!

What are you working on?  If you’re like me, several things are on your needles… so much so that you have to buy more needles, but we won’t go there!  I have 98% completed my Sideways Ty-Dy vest (links not working today for some unknown reason but you may look it up on Ravelry if you’d like). 


All that is needed is a loop and button… and possibly a single crochet around the neckline (?), but I want to get opinions on that before making a decision… what do you think?

Next project up is inspired by Laura Aylor’s Sunstruck KAL Shawl and one knit by another Raveler and named “Darkside” Image

My version will have the solid black positioned like above but the other panels will be fleshed out by Mini Mochi’s Bodega Bay and Rainbow Trout.  I am only about 1/2 way through the first panel – here is a glimpse of the first few rows:


I am really looking forward to seeing how this comes out.

Another project on my needles is a MKAL (Mystery Knit-a-long) offered by Cindy Garland and titled “the summer of …”.  If you are not familiar with how an MKAL works, it operates like this: the pattern author releases predetermined snippets of the pattern at regular intervals. Folks receive each snippet and knit it up, just as written, without any idea of what the finished project will look like!  There are 208 shawls being knit in this particular KAL – with 208 different yarn combinations – kinda fun!

Not surprisingly, I did not come up with a new name for myself (see previous post) – I have been Bonaircat for a long time and Bonaircat I will remain in cyberland.

I’ll try to post more regularly – fortunately I have had a TNKer who I meet for lunch each week who I can talk about projects with.  She is in Myrtle Beach this week with her family.  I don’t make it regularly to Wednesday Night Knitting, but I am trying to go every other week.  These knitting chicks are great and I am glad they let me knit with them!  My TNK buds are just a little too far off my newly beaten path to visit with on Tuesdays anymore.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christina
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 07:27:23

    I do miss seeing you at TNK but I would be more than happy to meet up for some carch up/girlfriend time. I don’t mind driving out your way, I taught out in Chester for several years . I have to wait until after the July 4 show, though. Do you attend a knitting group out that way?


  2. chanknits
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 19:02:44

    Oh, I love the vest, but no ideas for finishing.


    • Christina
      Jun 29, 2013 @ 08:21:41

      Almost done with the “ballerina” scarft hen back to the panel sweater. Seems it does not work for me to have something on every set of needles I won.


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