Hi friends! Hope you’ve been enjoying a peaceful and restful holiday. A few weeks ago, I mentioned I was hoping to take part in Knit British Wool Exploration, and today, I’m ready to talk about my first swatch (not a moment too soon as the deadline for reviews is tomorrow!)
Hi readers, and happy Wednesday! How are your weeks going so far? Not much has changed on my needles since my last Unraveled post — I’m still knitting away on my Merry Melodia, as I like to think of it, and my Arctic Cardigan is getting so close to being done. I’m a few rows shy of the sleeve cuffs being done, then it’s just pockets to be knit and finishing details. I can’t wait!
In fact, I’m so close to being done that I’m antsy to pick my next big sweater project. I’m having a bit of trouble deciding, so I thought I’d ask for your help!
A couple of months ago, Florence of Avocado House (an excellent blog that I enthusiastically recommend!) wrote a lovely post about Sturtevant Camp, nestled up in the San Gabriel Mountains, not too far from where Mr N. and I live (at least, for the next few weeks!)
Back in November, my lovely friend Kate of Rosalind Craft Supplies had an idea. A really good idea. Let’s document, reflect on, and celebrate the knits we wear the most. I’ll let her tell you more about it:
… the vast majority of knits we see on Instagram and Ravelry are new creations, fresh off the needles. What do those lovely knits look like after they’ve been worn for a while? Did the garter stitch section droop? Did that merino yarn pill? Did that dye fade? More so, I thought it was about time we cherished clothes that are looking a little worn in. With all this in mind, I’m introducing: the #mostworn blogalong.It’s a simple concept. I’m going to write about the knitwear I’ve worn the most in the past couple of years in three categories (torso, neck and feet) and take photos of their current appearance. Then I’m going to nominate two friends to do the same. And hopefully they’ll do the same. And their friends will do the same. And so on and so forth. We’ll fill the blogosphere with photos of well-worn, well-loved handknits.