Today I'll show you a couple of things I'm working on this week.
First up in white fine sport weight yarn is a 'call the midwife' baby blanket.
This was a case where I had a skein of yarn and I was looking for a pattern that called for not only the type of yarn it was but also the amount I had.
I was so lucky to come across a great video from the wonderful Fiber Spider on you tube. I was so happy to find this one because I was getting annoyed with this skein of yarn looking at me and telling me to make something with it. I was looking for something for it, but was not having any luck.
The next item in the works is a knitted shawl/wrap for me. This one is called the "Wine Country Wrap" from the wonderful Chandi at Expression Fiber Arts.
This project is my 'hands need a break from crochet' project. I have arthritis in my hands and sometimes I need to take a break. Luckily, I can do that with knitting and still be creating something. I knit continenal style, which is kind of like crochet but knitting. Chandi has a great getting started playlist on her youtube channel if you want to check it out.
I am making the wrap out of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton. My goal was to have it done before our family trip to Colorado at the end of July. With the current covid issues and travel concerns, we cancelled our trip for this year. Part of me is like, 'great I have more time to finish it' where the other, non crafty side is saying 'boo no trip this year for son's birthday'.
So I just wanted to give an update on some of the things happening here at Painted Fox Gifts.
Until next time, take care and remember that inspiration is everywhere.
Links to things mentioned:
Fiber Spider Youtube: www.youtube.com/fiberspider
Expression Fiber Arts Youtube: www.youtube.com/expressionfiberarts
Website for patterns and yarn: www.expressionfiberarts.com