weekend in a nutshell: knit organized

when you go into a yarn store, there is (of course) yarn. and patterns. and then these inspiring little bags with both yarn and matching pattern paired together. all co-mingling and ready to be thrown onto needles and knit up into something fantastic.

i finally took a little time this weekend to make my own knit kits. i took yarn from my stash (not to be confused with ‘stache’ — is movember over yet? longest.month.ever.) and paired them up with my intended pattern for each. i popped them into ziploc bags and they’re ready to be knit.

knit kits

my finished pile (on the left, below) for gifting over the holidays is decidedly smaller than my to-knit pile (on the right). but it’s nice how a little bit of organization helps inspire me to get more done.

all in a row

{ ahh. much better.} 

i cast on a new project as well. it’s my first time working with lace weight yarn… a 2 ply barely there baby alpaca wool, just lovely. and i’m following a chart. i’ve done basic charts before (for this boat sweater, for example) but this one is a little more involved than i’m used to…

chart knitting lace weight

i’ve gotten into the rhythm of it and so far, so good.

 

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7 Responses to weekend in a nutshell: knit organized

  1. heather says:

    awesome idea, cute sweater! and i love that green alpaca!!

    • imadeitso says:

      thanks heather. i really like the wool too. it’s so light, and combined with the 2mm needles, it’s very airy and delicate. it takes a bit more concentration than bulky knits for sure.

  2. Sarah says:

    Looking good, Ana! I don’t have the faintest clue how to read a knitting chart so I have been avoiding those patterns!!

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  4. Ann says:

    Oh my goodness, I love the color of that yarn! I bet the shawl will be gorgeous.

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