Saturday, January 26, 2013

Something easy

What a crazy busy week this past week has been.  I realized today that I had not knit since last Sunday evening when I bound off my new shawl design. Despite all the good suggestions for easy knitting while studying, I felt like I didn't have the time to wind yarn or energy to decide what to do.  Plus, I wasn't exactly at the easy studying part yet (e.g., lots of note cards to write).  And if I wasn't studying, I was proofing and working on final patterns to be released for TNNA.  I'm so excited to share three new designs with you guys in the next week or two!!!

But today I remedied that. I cast on something easy.


Another Lilianna.  A new sample for TNNA and Stitches West and then most likely a baby gift.  I just love Anzula's Cricket Yarn.  It is the perfectly decadent thing to knit with when I'm a bit stressed studying.  I have a skein of it in a lovely brown too...boy version coming up soon I think.  I worked on this a bit today at lunch with the girls, planning out the rest of our TNNA trip!  And then at Lil' Snow's first basketball game :)

My reward for studying tonight was to swatch with this.  Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend fingering.

Barenaked wools

I can't wait!! I have a sock design in mind, but want to play with the yarn a bit to learn more about it!  If you're interested in purchasing this new yarn from knitspot, Erica blogs about details here (complete with an adorable baby Padraig picture too!).  The new yarn should be in the shop soon!

Time for swatching....

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

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