I did it! I finished something that isn’t a sock (or a baby knit)! This is Skinner by Melissa LaBarre, knit with madelinetosh 80/10/10 fingering in Shadowplay.


Photo courtesy of Katy Sergent

I’m really pleased with this FO, though I wish it was a little longer. It doesn’t quite go over my ears while maintaining that slouchy look. Another repeat would’ve done the trick, but I still really like it! Blocking it on a foam head allowed the lace to open up and also made it big enough to fit around my head (it was a bit small straight off the needles). I knit this as part of the Wool, Needles, Hands Year of Hats KAL.

I also managed to finish two pairs of socks (January & April for Box’o’Sox KAL), so I’m officially caught up for May!

Shot Room Socks


Peach Waffle Socks

I also faded into the 4th of 5 colors on my Find Your Fade! I’m actually quite a bit past this now – on the lace section, but it’s on the backburner while I work on my TTTKAL project!

If you’ve never participated in Shannon Cook’s Tees, Tops & Tanks KAL, you’re missing out! (Pre-KAL chat is live here). It’s basically the most supportive group of knitters, cheering each other on and knitting any garment without full-length sleeves. So fun! I cast on Tegna over the weekend with Miss Babs Tarte, which is a lovely wool/nylon/tencel blend! I gave myself a little head start because this will be my first fingering weight garment!

Lastly, I started my May socks! I’m already past the heel and am really enjoying toe-up! It may be my new favorite!

Other than casting on, frogging, waiting for yarn, starting over, and frogging again (I’m talking about you, Lovella…) that does it for April!

Oh, and my sister had her baby… my adorable niece!! It was so exciting to find out that she’s a girl, and we got to meet her 5 days early! It was a great month!


Here she is in her Garter Ear Flap Hat!! 🙂

What did you start, finish, or frog in April?? I’d love to know!

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