Cast On: Chromatic Yarns Zigzag Blanket

I couldn’t wait any longer, I cast on a Zigzag blanket from my stash of Chromatic Yarns DK.

This will hopefully be throw sized as there are over 300 stitches on my needles. It was a lot of counting to get the zig zag set up successfully. But now I hope it’s going to cruise along. I am using size 5 needles with DK weight yarn.

I have the colors laid out to make a fade of sorts. I will knit until I run out of my current color and then add the next. The yarn is variegated enough that I don’t think actually fading would add that much. So simple and stead it is!

This should make for some cozy winter knitting. Happy Knitting!!

Enough For A Blanket

I have had this niggling idea in my brain for awhile now. I have a fiber fondness for The Corner of Craft and her Chromatic Yarn (inspired by Dungeons and Dragons). I felt like I had developed a nice amount of her DK stashed up, and I was correct.

Through various purchases I have a total of 10 skeins of DK. Six skeins are from her Resistance collection last year and the others have been standalone purchases. Looking at it all laid out, I think I have a really cute blanket to be made here! I arranged the skeins in a fade with two darker skeins for a border.

Looking at the photo now, I may move a couple of the purples around. But I am torn between a crochet project and knitted project. And do I find a pattern or just make something up as I go to be my own designer?

So many possibilities and so many ideas!!

Themes On A Color Story

I saved up some fun money and managed to blow it all in one place, lol. I fell down in Hannah of The Corner of Craft’s shop update last month.

The two skeins on the left are BFL DK in a variegated purple called Metagaming Pigeon, the pink skein is a sparkle sock in the Net of Shadows colorway and finally the darkest skein is another BFL DK skein in Gift for Lolth. I also couldn’t resist the hand beaded project marker because avocado is one of my favorites.

Full disclosure, I have zero plans for any of this yarn. I really should pull out all of my Chromatic Yarn stash to see what I have amassed so far. At this point I could probably make a whole blanket with just this dyer, lol.

Happy Stashing!!

COVID Consolation Prize

Our family finally got caught by COVID. Three out of the four of us tested positive. The hubby and I went on our first real dinner and movie date in two years and came home with COVID. Pretty poetic, right?

We spent all of last week laying low and staying home. We are on the mend but PB can’t go back to daycare for another week yet. It’s been hard, trying to work my busy season from home and keeping two kids in good spirits. So I purchased myself a consolation prize….some Chromatic Yarns/Corner of Craft goodies.

I picked up a sock set in her her Naiad colorway and a beaded unicorn stitch marker. The sock yarn is BFL/nylon mix and I envision it will be socks some day. I have already put my stitch marker on my current Stark Effect Socks.

Happy Knitting!!

A Resistance Collection

I may not be knitting much, but that hasn’t stopped me from buying! I am a patron of the Corner of Craft patreon. And that provided me early access to a recent collection launch for Chromatic Yarns. Hannah is a dyer that uses D&D themes. I don’t play D&D but I love Hannah’s colors!

I picked up the entire Resistances Collection on her Sturdy DK base to make a faded something….probably a sweater? From left to right the colors are:

  • Cold Resistance
  • Lightning Resistance
  • Charm Resistance
  • Poison Resistance
  • Chaos Resistance
  • Spell Reistance

I think they are ALL amazing and make me itchy to cast on a DK sweater. I have found that is my most worn weight of sweater that fits my climate both at home and work. Now I just need more time and more energy, lol. That or less adult responsiblities!

Happy Knitting!!

Tiny Wee Things

I managed to create some more cute tiny things. This is a Tiny Tree Sock and a Wee Sweater from Imagined Landscapes.

This is the day two color of my Chromatic Yarns 2021 Advent Calendar. It’s a lovely tonal green color and I barely use any yarn at all to make these. They are a bit fiddly and usually take a full evening plus a little to finish both.

I still have 22 days to go, lol. But I feel a garland coming in my future! Happy Knitting!!

2021 Stitchmas

I have a Corner of Craft/Chromatic yarns addiction. I just love her aesthetic and like to use my money to support small creative businesses. In addition to her 2021 Advent calendar, I also snagged her 12 days of Stitchmas package. It was 6 minis and 6 stitch markers opened starting after Christmas.

I even was a good kid and figured out how to label all the minis so I can keep track of the colorway names. Do I have a plan for these? No I do not, into my memory blanket bag they will go!

I do have plans to use the stitch markers. I am really gravitating to the earring back clasp stitch markers as my go-to. They can easily go from stitch marker to progress keeper and back. I think my favorite is the snowman mug of cocoa.

Do you have a favorite?

Cast On: Tiny Tree Socks

I decided to start using my Chromatic Yarns 2021 advent calendar. I showed you guys the totally unboxed version yesterday. The first mini up is called Magic Aura (all her yarn is D&D themed) and its on a BFL and nylon base.

Whimsy led me to want to make a ton of cute tiny things with this calendar. And the first of that list of things were tiny socks for ornaments or a garland. I ended up using the Tiny Tree Socks pattern by Summer Lee (Rav Link).

And the finished thing is WEE TINY. Like maybe the size of my thumb? It was super quick to make in just over an hour. I did use DPNs which aren’t my favorite and a little fiddly to start but I got in the groove.

Now I just have 23 more colors/days to do! Happy Knitting!!

FO Friday: DK Ripple Bralet #2

I have a finished DK Ripple Bralet that is both beautiful AND fits me this time.

Pattern: Ripple Bralet DK by Jessie Maed Designs (Ravelry Link)

Needles: US 2s and US 6s

Yarn: Chromatic Yarns Sturdy DK in Eldritch Blast

Mods: I made the straps shorter than I measured my body/shoulders

All in all I’m really pleased with this project. It fits well and the yarn feels soft and warm against my sensitive bits. The straps are perfect and don’t slip off my shoulders. The shorter length was definitely a good idea.

I am not sure I would knit a whole drawer of these but I’m happy to have this piece in my wardrobe for those extra chilly days or evenings. I could see this as a warm under layer under a slouchy t-shirt or dress.

Happy Knitting!!

Down To The Last Strap

I am SOOO close to finishing this long languishing “sweater”. My DK Ripple Bralet is down to the one last strap.

Based on a lot of pattern notes and comments from others who have knit this bralet I have purposely knit the straps shorter than I would think they needed to be. The first strap is 12 inches where the measurement on my body is 14 inches.

I have the second strap on the needles and the first strap is on holders waiting for me graft it to the body. I really really hope to get this sweater finished this week. I have this urge to clear the needles before my Christmas Eve cast on!

Happy Knitting!!