Rainy Days & Knitting

We’ve had a stormy weekend here in Florida, perfect knitting weather (although, any weather is perfect knitting weather in my opinion).

© Pam Allen

I started with finishing my Cullum Tee. After reading other knitter’s notes, I opted to put i-cord edgings on the hem, sleeve openings, and neck. I-cords make a lovely finished edge, they are just incredibly tedious.

I steeled myself and got through it in mostly one sitting. As I write this, there is one sleeve opening calling to me. This was an enjoyable sweater to knit and I love the Shibui Koan yarn (70% Linen/30% Silk).

After lunch, Joe and I settled into our Netflix positions. Harry went into the bedroom – he finds the noise of the TV disruptive to his napping. We watched Space Force with Steve Carrell. Very light and mostly funny. If you’re going to give it a go, don’t watch the trailer. They drop many of the good lines in it.

I worked on a new design with this really cool yarn from Dancing Skies Fiber Arts. I love the texture of this yarn. The design will be a simple, asymmetric shawl so as not to compete with the texture of the yarn.

By dinner time I was ready to cast on for a new baby blanket design that will be a gift for one of my daughter’s childhood friends.

I launched a new pattern in collaboration with Knits4Comfort. We’re Making Waffles is an asymmetrical shawl with alternating bands of garter stitch with a slipped stitch pattern creates an interesting textured knit.

Sample was knit with the Sand & Shells Colorway.

Jenn has created 6 unique colorways for We’re Making Waffles! Head on over to her website to check them out.

I’ve extended the introductory promotion on the pattern until July 22, 11:59 pm EST. Use WAFFLES for 20% off the pattern, or you can subscribe to my newsletter for a better discount. (I’ll email you the exclusive subscriber discount).

Because of the current situation on Ravelry, the pattern will also be available on Payhip with the same discounts and codes.

What did you knit this weekend?