Settler | Testing { Knitting}

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

It feels like I have not been knitting for a while - I was not feeling it for some reason. I have started Nord again whilst on holiday and suddenly I wondered how I could have lost my knitting mojo (the heat maybe?). And now I cannot stop knitting, hopefully that means that some projects will get finished (finally) and also that I will be able to start on baby projects (a little more than 3 months to go, and nothing is ready!)

And of course this is not an old project that needs finishing, nor a baby project. I am again testing for Libby (I tested Skeppe last year) and in the process made a decision regarding this beautiful yarn originally meant to be the Follow your Arrow KAL. I decided to frog and keep the yarn for the right project. And this is it - a shawl that will be worn more like a scarf, more my style. 

Although the patterns calls for a fingering yarn, which this is, my gauge is actually totally off - and there is not a lot I can do about it. I am still carrying on with this yarn, hoping to have a good go at blocking the shawl and make it grow, and end up with the right length. Fingers crossed. 

This project is a destash one, no new yarn bought, although I was tempted.

But I was reading about self-sufficiency in Extracurricular magazine, following Melody's WIP post, and I have now read mine cover to cover - I even made my husband read an article. It is a great start to understand how people interpret sustainability and how they include it in their lives. Totally inspiring. 

I will be linking up to Small Things today. 

Also check out le challenge today for a discount code at Mary Emmens vintage shop and a chance to enter her giveaway - this month's theme is ERA! 

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  1. Fingers crossed!
    I love the sound of your magazine - I might have to track it down :)

  2. Hello Nat,
    Good to read you are enjoying knitting again and I am looking forward to your upcoming creations. Sure they will al be lovely!
    The book sounds great, reading from cover to cover so it must be inspiring.

  3. i lost my knitting mojo too and i blame summer. not complaining though, bad weather will come back soon enough so then we'll all be back with our needles! i love knitting for babies, so good luck with that!

  4. new (to me) magazine that I must follow up on!! thanks for the suggetion. (glad your mojo is back!)

  5. What a beautiful rich colour, I look forward to seeing more of the pattern.

  6. that magazine is crazy inspiring, the wild edition was definitely my favorite! Setler is such a very lovely pattern, love your yarn color!

  7. beautiful knit on the needles! Baby stuff is super quick so I think in 3 months you could have some finished objects :) :)

  8. Don't you just love starting a new knit? I ave

  9. That red is just gorgeous! I kind of want to steal it from you:)

  10. That is a lovely red. I like the edging worth the lace holes.