i’ve taken on the rather large task of organizing all of my knitting needles. i’ve mostly stopped using straights in favor of circulars & they are very difficult to organize. i’m using a 4″ binder and binder sleeves.
i made this chart in illustrator to keep track of all the sizes i have to minimize buying doubles . . .
& organized each binder sleeve by needle length & type. easy to store & travel with !
if you’d like to use this template to keep track of your needles as well you can download it here : knitting needle organization
After working for almost the entire summer, I have finished the hammock for my dad !! Above is a picture of him sitting in it.
Here’s an in-progress picture with my giant needles . . .
We have the perfect spot to hang it !
& another angle from the lake . . .
If you’d like to make a hammock too, I did write up the pattern! You can buy it below or on Ravelry ! Feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions !
or view the ravelry page 🙂
I recently finished (sort of – I’m still considering backgrounds & frames) this watercolor of a champagne bottle. The foil bits are real (!) gold leaf! It doesn’t show up well on camera but in real life it shines.
& on the needles I have this super-lightweight top-down sweater. It’s slow going in the summer weather, though.
p.s. I’m currently interning at an amazing organization : Women4Women Knitting4Peace ! I’m teaching knitting lessons and attending knitting groups, trouble shooting patterns, & a ton more.
Learn more at website !
Summer is in full swing at home & I’ve taken to learning french through podcasts (“coffee break french” in particular) while making things in the sun on the front porch.
Above: the beginnings of a crochet necklace.
& a sketch of a giant champagne bottle; color to be added soon.
I’m having an awesome time studying abroad! On the knitting side, I’ve found a great knitting group to practice my spanish. (Even though it’s horribly embarrassing.) I head to Teixicòmanes every wednesday night. : )
Also, I visited the South of France last weekend & stumbled upon two yarn stores. Naturally I bought some Made-in-France souvenirs !
(my travel blog if you want to see more )
I’m studying abroad in Barcelona for the semester! It’s only been a week & I love it already.
& of course I brought a knitting project with me. . .
I’m knitting these stockings when I have time. : )
The view outside my apartment!
I also brought this notebook for drawings here & there. . .
. . . a quick sketch I did of the beautiful Sagrada Familia.
If you’ve been to/live in BCN, let me know if there’s anything I must see or do!
p.s. if you want to keep up with what I’m doing, I’m keeping a photo blog here: http://erin-extranjera.tumblr.com