Another year another stash dash. I am aiming for 5k again this year, though if I get my butt into gear and get some jumpers finished I might be able to make 7k.
So far I have finished two projects, a hat and a shawl.
Across the Ditch beanie – 165.4m. Knit out of ColaGirl Collective Outback 8 ply in the Banksia colourway. The pattern was also designed by Nicole of Colagirl Collective. Love it so much! Was also my first time making a pom pom (using a pom pom maker) since primary school!
Patronus Shawl – 624m. This was such a fabulous pattern. I saw Dani’s version on the Little Bobbins Podcast and fell in love. So pleased with how it came out, though for the some reason my edge at the start of the WS rows is looser then the RS (even though it is mostly garter stitch so it shouldn’t be that different??) The yarns are Colagirl Collective Drover sock in Spiced Chai and Rhubarb Crumble.
I picked up all the yarns at the Handspinners and Weavers Guild of SA open day in May. Along with a skein of a self-striping and a project bag (also from Colagirl) and a Nostepinne from Spinning Woodie.
I’m hoping to finish a few pairs of socks, another shawl and at least 1 jumper during stash dash, along with my Vivid Blanket.
I discovered today that my Vivid Blanket has been a WIP now for nearly 5 years! I was recently motivated to pick it back up again after seeing a picture of a handknit blanket, backed with fabric. I am hoping to do the same to my vivid. I have now finished 13 squares out of 25! Since the squares are acrylic I am steaming them into shape instead of washing them. I did the ones I had already finished the other day and they look great! Getting really excited about working on it!