Bixbite Shawl

Bixbite Shawl

I finished my Bixbite Shawl this past August. The design is by Veera Välimäki. The pink and grey skeins are from Sugarplum Circus, the navy blue is from Gynx Yarns. It is super cosy and soft and I loved knitting it. The thick blocks of striping were done with short rows; it was my favourite part of knitting this shawl.

Close up of Bixbite Shawl

Week 30 2020.07.26

FOs: Since I haven’t posted in a year, I’m going to be doing some catch up in this section. I finished Xanthe forever ago and Castiel is my most recent FO.

Xanthe

Xanthe by Ambah 

Yarns:  

MC1: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Fathom (navy)

MC2: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Teacup (speckles on off white)

CC1: Countess Ablaze Tia Merino in Prohibition (pinky lace)

Needles: 4 mm (US 6)

Mods: None that I’m aware of. I didn’t aggressively block the shawl, so the lace portion is not as open as it could be. 

Yardage: 1134 yards

Date Completed: 25 July 2019

Castiel

Castiel Hat by Woolly Wormhead

Yarn: Sugarplum Circus Merino DK in Starling

Needles: 3.5 mm and 3.75 mm Dyak Darn Pretty 3.5” interchangeables 

Mods: I would have like to make it larger, but I ran out of yarn. Ideally it would have had 2 or 3 more pattern repeats, but lace is stretchy so I can wear it if my hair is down.

Yardage: 117 yards

Date Completed: 18 July 2019 

WIPs:

Bixbite

Bixbite by Veera Välimäki (Knit Stars 2.0 pattern)

Yarns:

C1: Sugarplum Circus Sock in December 2019 (Grey with speckles)

C2: Sugarplum Circus Smooth Sock in February 2019 (Pink with speckles)

C3: Gynx Yarns Strong Sock in Royal (Indigo) (Gynx Yarns is no longer dyeing)

Needles: 4.25 mm Dyak Darn Pretty 5” interchangeables

Breathing Space

Breathing Space by Veera Välimäki (links to Ravelry)

Yarn: The Knitting Goddess Wensleydale & Shetland 4 ply in Red (MC) and Navy (CC)

Needles: 3.25 mm and 3.5 mm Tulip 3.5” interchangeables

Log Cabin Blanket

Log Cabin Blanket

Yarn: Scraps, 4 ply held double 

Needles: 5 mm Tulip 3.5” interchangeables

Spinning:

I have recently being learning how to spin. This is my third spin and my first on a supported spindle.

Planning:

3 in 1 Experiment

I’m working on a full size sweater swatch. The colours are a little crazy, especially for a garment. It’s not just a gauge swatch that’s required, but a colour swatch too. Might as well begin the sweater fully prepared to have to frog it all. The pattern is 3 in 1 by Atelier Alfa, the blue yarns are Madelinetosh Merino Light and the speckled colours are Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles.