A Bunch of Little Things

I haven’t posted in a while because I haven’t really finished any big projects lately. I’ve been trying to learn some new pattern drafting software so I have been back and forth between home and Toronto for training. It’s been so exciting but also not left me with much time to sew. So I thought I would share some photos of what I’ve been working away at.

First, I’ve taken on a very time consuming project that will probably take me a couple of months at least. I started an Alabama Chanin sewing project. Last year my employer gave me some jersey and one of the Alabama Chanin pattern books for Christmas and I finally got around to starting it! This is my progress so far. First, I had planned to cut out all the spray painted areas, but I’m really loving the way this whole yoke is looking so I might just leave it as is.

Next, I was invited to do a Secret Santa with my friends, and the friend whose name I drew has a pet hedgehog. I saw this pattern on Ravelry and couldn’t resist. They took me forever and really hurt my fingers doing all those bobbles, but they were totally worth it in the end, they turned out so cute! I can’t wait to give them to her. (Hopefully she doesn’t read my blog because we are super late to do our gift exchange haha!)

I have also been slowly working away at this sweater I’m knitting. I never pick a knitting project based on my skill level, which I always regret! I just choose the prettiest pattern and then struggle through it. I am definitely regretting this pattern choice. It was so pretty I just couldn’t help myself! And the pattern is fine and everything, I’m just a beginner knitter and I also realized I HATE FAIR ISLE KNITTING! It just takes so long, and all my yarns get tangled, and not to mention I have absolutely no clue what I’m doing. But I still hold hope for this sweater!

I did something very bad though :s ……………….

…I didn’t thread in all my ends as I went! I just left them all out and it’s gonna be a huge boring job at the end! Does this even look normal though? Should I really have that many tails? I just have no clue.

 

Happy New Years everyone! 🙂

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