We all encounter patterns that speak to us. Amanda and I use our Ravelry queues to help organize those beauties. This month we have definitely sent a few patterns back and forth in our daily messages to each other. If you are looking for a few ideas for your queue, check out the ideas below:
Katy has been working on her Coming in Hot since mid June. This pattern by Cally Monster features 3 colors and faux brioche (fisherman's rib). She is using Baah! La Jolla in June '18, AngoraBunnyOnline Sock in a lovely inky purple, and Madelinetosh Sock in Gracenotes.
Amanda is diving into some gift knitting secrets with this fun shape. We like to call it the tofu butt. The project is being made out of 100% cotton Lion Brand Mill Ends that we picked up at the Lion Brand Outlet on Dean and Katy's last trip up to New Jersey to visit Amanda and family. She has 3 colors of this lovely bulky yarn. What ever could it be!?
Katy has recently finished her Here We Gnome Again! by Imagined Landscapes. It was a fun knit to watch the cables develop. Her favorite part was knittingnthe beard with attached nose!
This is Amanda's 2 year committment.It is the 2017 Geek A Long blanket by Lattes and Llamas. Each square is double knit. Amanda is currently on column C stitching the blocks together into strips. Someday soon she'll have an amazing heirloom blanket!
Eight years and two days ago I recieved a happy mail package from my wonderful friend Amanda. I don't quite recall the whole contents of the box, but I do remember the amazing knitted cup cozies that were included.
I met Amanda once upon a time on the day my sister moved into her first college dorm. Amanda was living down hall and I was the annoying little sister who introduced herself to everyone. Flash forward 5 years to my own college move in. Amanda was living with her husband in my building as a masters student! Amanda would attend residence hall events with her knitting in hand. She was a new knitter then, proclaiming that it was very fulfilling.
Over the next couple of years, I became friends with Amanda over movie recommendations, residence hall activities, and craft projects.
When we visited Amanda and Mike after they moved to the NYC area, I was amazed at all of the fabulous knitted projects Amanda had finished! She encouraged me to find my own knitting zen. When they attended Dean and mine's wedding the next year, they brought us hand knitted dish towels and beautiful words during our ceremony.
A few months later, Dean started medical school and I quickly realized I needed a hobby to keep me busy while Dean studied.
Enter happy mail with cup cozies.
I gushed over these cozies and decided that I too could knit amazing things and spread happiness throughout the world. So on Sept 4th, 2010 I picked up my needles for the very first time and made the ugliest lacy neck scarf ever over the next 2 weeks. I haven't stopped using yarn and needles to create since that day. Amanda is truly my inspiration to knit. I'm so grateful that she became a part of my life all those years ago.