Upcoming Knitting Projects in the Queue

upcoming knitting projects in the queue | roxie & lou
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Slowly but surely, I’m using my Ravelry profile to organize my knitting.

No, I have still not uploaded the images of my yarn stash to my profile – yet – but I’m starting to use tags to figure out the patterns that I tend to favorite; I’m using the friends feature (feel free to add: roxieandlou) a little; and I’m starting to use the queue feature to keep track of all the projects that I want to make.

This winter, I made a few scarves for my brother, who lives in New York City – after this winter, he personally requested a scarf and a sweater. The scarf has been finished and sent up, but the sweater is on its way. (Or at least it will be, after a sweater hiatus, as my summer sweater has taken an incredibly long time.)

My husband has also requested a sweater. I have a Pinterest board with ideas for their sweaters, but if you have a killer men’s sweater pattern, I would LOVE to see it.

My mom has some cool knitted stuff on the way (for her birthday), but since she reads this blog, I am not going to spoil her present. (Sorry, Mom.)

I would like to make my brother’s girlfriend something that she would like, so I’m thinking the honeycomb cowl via Madeline Tosh in a really cool color (yet to be determined) or something similar.

As for me? I’ve recently finished Outlander and really loved one of the cowls that Claire wore, but the important thing is that it’s a short project.

And after the length of time that it’s taken me to do my sweater? A short project is right up my alley.

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the second time around.

the second knit around. | roxie & louA week ago, I was able to finish my second baby knit – Bonbon, part 2. This is for a very cool and chic baby girl with a very cool set of parents.

There’s so much you learn the second time you knit a pattern.

  • 1. Which side is right and which side is wrong. Personally, I don’t think it much matters for this pattern, but if you like those soothing diagonal chevron stitches as much as I do, there is a right and a wrong side.
  • 2. What yarn works and what yarn doesn’t. This time, I used an exclusively cotton yarn; it’s not as soft as the other yarn I used (Caron’s baby soft that I got on super sale), though it will hold up to baby vomit and the washing machine, which is my big concern when it comes to baby knits.
  • 3. How to improve your magic circle techniques. I can probably do magic circle in my sleep now. It makes me that much more excited to try to knit a pair of socks. (I can’t tell you what socks I will be making – as they will be a present for someone who reads this blog – but they are AWESOME.)

This is, of course, just for this particular pattern, but I do feel like you learn something new every time you knit a pattern again. Are there any patterns that you feel like you understood better the second time around?