Sara's Monthly Project Update - May 2022

Ok so I don’t actually feel like I have accomplished much this month. I did lots of making but didn’t seem to get very far! Here’s what I did make:

Rowan Samples

I spent a week making sample squares from a selection of Rowan yarns for our Rowan spotlight week. I hate talking about a yarn if I haven’t used it and I just don’t have the time to knit with everything – I wish I did. So I knitted squares in Rowan Cotton Wool, Kid Silk Haze, Summerlite 4ply, Denim Revive and Soft Yak DK. It was actually really lovely to lose myself in a simple square, no counting, no looking at a pattern, it was really enjoyable. They are now out on display in the Rowan section so it was also very worthwhile.

Sirdar Stories Hoodstock

Now this seems to have been hanging around a while. I have no excuses, I just haven’t picked it up for ages. I only have half the hood to do so it shouldn’t take too long but I seem to use every trick in the book to work on something else. However I have taken the pledge, I am now not allowed to work on anything else until this, and the Faded Lines, are both completed. 

Sirdar Hoodstock cardigan - crochetShown inside the KnitPro Doctors bag

Faded Lines Shawl

This is our latest make-along, designed by Heike Gittins. It is a beautiful shawl that is so wonderful to knit. I am making the Earth colourway and was making great progress until I decided to knit after a glass or two of wine. I spent most of the next night frogging it – eek! That will serve me right. I am now on the last lace section and I’m excited about the icord cast off!

Faded Lines Shawl

Eve Sweater - Mode Collection Six

I have not yet managed to work on a new season Rowan day and not start something new. Our Spring Summer 2022 day was no exception. The Eve sample garment was crying out for me to try it on, I did and it fitted me perfectly. I just had to pick out colours and cast it on. This is a striped garment and I have only managed one single navy blue stripe so far but I love knitting with Kidsilk Haze so I just need to finish my Hoodstock and Faded Lines and I will be away with it.
*Please note* - Eve sweater - Sara says in the video NOT to break off one strand of Kidsilk Haze. This is incorrect. Please follow the pattern as written and DO break one strand after the rib section.

Eve Sweater - Mode at Rowan Collection Six

Mode at Rowan Collection Six

Rico Embroidered Tablecloth - Pansies

I am still head over heels in love with embroidery. I pick this up every few days and do a flower or a leaf. It is so restful and relaxing to do. I am not the quickest though so it may take me a while!

Rico Embroidery Tablecloth

Watch Sara's vlog catch up of her monthly projects. There's some extras in there too!