WIP Update

So I have two different projects that I am working on at this time. Most of my time and focus is on my commissions but when I need a break, I work on Brenda’s Secret Blanket. I am happy to say that I have learned how to use double pointed needles (DPNs) and to do a Pinhole Cast on. I have never been able to manage before these projects. I am also happy to report that I actually enjoy working on DPNs and I have ordered shorter ones since I think the 8in ones I have are too long. I also ordered some US0 (sock needles) to see if I like knitting socks with them. That may not happen since I do love doing my socks two at a time (TAAT). We will see. I am a bit afraid that I will snap the sock needles in half but we will see.

Rachel’s Morning Coffee Socks *commission*

I have completed the cuff on the sock. I am making these cuff down or from the ribbing down to the toe. This is the first time I am making cuff down socks as I normally prefer toe up construction. I am finding working cuff down to be an interesting combination.

Brenda’s Starflower Blanket

I posted a photo of the Starflower blanket pattern on my personal Facebook account and was hoping someone would want the blanket. My mom, Brenda, came to the rescue and asked me to make it. Then to make matters even more fun she told me to pick the colors for her. So I did. Since she will be able to see this, you only get to see my template motif. I learned how to do the Pinwheel Cast On and how to knit on DPNs. I am extremely happy with myself for that. I will not show WIP photos of this one beyond the template motif so that way Brenda does not see it until I have it done, lol.

  • Pattern Name: Starflower
  • Designer Name: Tin Can Knits
  • Yarn Used: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn
  • Color(s): Grey (this is the yarn for the template not the final project)
  • Needle Used: US 0 (2.0 mm)