May has been a pretty productive month! The other day I had lunch with a crafty friend and she did ask if I have like 17 projects going on at one time. I laughed and said yes! She was under some sort of mistaken impression that I actually finish knitting things. LOL! But, this month I have finished a few things and am making good progress on a few date sensitive projects.
Let’s start with this little pumpkin hat. Pattern is Little Pumpkin by Susan B. Anderson and I used mystery stash yarn. I believe the orange might have been a Cascade of some sort and the brown is maybe a Lion Brand or equivalent from the big box store. It’s for some friends who just had a little boy. When they did their pregnancy announcement on Facebook it was in October and they used a pumpkin in the photo so I thought it would be cute to knit the baby his own pumpkin hat.
Next, my friend runs a nonprofit that helps local families in our area who have children who are struggling in some way, either with or without a diagnosis. They are having their first ever golf outing in June so I offered to knit a set of golf club covers she could use as a prize. I’m using Purl Soho’s Golf Club Covers pattern. I got all the yarn from the big box store (and, shhh, don’t tell her but I used the gift card she gave me for helping with their annual fundraiser 🙂 ). I have knit them in the organization’s colors which are orange and black. Their logo has all the colors in the stripes of the black one. I have one more to make – the set is for the driver, the 3 wood and the 5 wood. I love how they are coming out. The Purl Soho pattern is great! I love all their patterns and they are free!!!
My only issue is that when you get to the part that covers the club head you have to hold the yarn double. This makes for some tight knitting so it’s a bit tough on my hands/wrists but I started working on them early enough that I’ve been able to take a break between covers. I will be playing a very tight game of yarn chicken for the final one. I’m glad I started with the biggest and worked my way down so fingers crossed!!
Next, I talked about my mystery yarn and the Graduate Your Stash KAL that I’m doing. So, I did finish one bowl and kind of felted it. I’m going to knit up the rest of the skein into bowls and head over to a friend’s house who has a washing machine with an agitator and hope they felt some more. The pattern is Stash Busting Project Bags and Bowls by Molly Conroy and is free on Ravely. This first one came out a little smaller than I thought so I’m using bigger needles on the next one and will see how that changes the size. Otherwise, it’s a great pattern and has five different options depending on how much yarn you are trying to get rid of!
And, last but not least, I finished one sock so that would be the HO. More details and pics when I finish the second sock!
There are a bunch of fun KALs going on this summer. I know everyone is all about Stash Dash which is such a great idea. But, I don’t participate because it requires just a little too much thought and planning for me. I’m finishing up the Graduate Your Stash KAL which ends June 30th. I will also be participating in the Summer Superlatives KAL hosted by Becky of the Knit Actually Podcast and the Great Outdoors KAL which is hosted by Emily of the Knitting Butterflies Podcast. If you are looking for fun and low key KALs I would recommend either or both of them. You can find more info on them in their Ravelry groups or on their websites. Side note, I think I might get to do a little knitting with both of these ladies as I will be visiting Colorado in July so we’re trying to figure out a little knitting get together while I’m there which will be super fun!!