I’m not sure how the rest of you guys operate out there, but when I have some quality time to knit, I tend to create a Knit Nest. The perfect place to nestle in and just get those needles clicking.
I spread out. I’ve got projects everywhere. My laptop is within reach. My husband’s iPad is within reach. The remote is within reach…everything you could really need for a night of knitting.
I know there has been some blog silence this past week. This is mostly due to all the knitting I’ve been doing. I am trying to spend more time knitting than online. When I find that I have limited time to do either one or the other, I try to actually knit 🙂
Since today is Sunday, I also wanted to share a little stash dive.
Let’s check out this awesome braid I got a Rainbow Fibres in Germantown, Tennessee a few years ago. It is by Hand Painted Knitting Yarns (or HPKY) and is their Rome yarn. It’s Alpaca, Nylon & Merino. So it’s not technically a braid in the spinning sense, but it is 5 skeins looped together looking like a braid.
It is super soft and has a nice little halo from the Alpaca. I was feeling so inspired, I sad down and wound the 5 skeins by hand. It. Was. Awesome!! It turned into these nice little yarn balls.
Naturally since I wound it, I found the pattern that it came with and cast on 🙂 It’s the HPKY Bias Shawl. I’m excited to have something so beautiful and warm for the upcoming winter. It’s an easy garter stitch knit. Perfect for football and baseball watching.
I’m loving the little fuzzy halo. The stitches are not incredibly defined, but it should be a cozy winter knit. I’m hoping it will be long enough to wrap around my shoulders.
Still holding onto my “knit-all-the-things” feeling, especially with the cool weather returning today.
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14 thoughts on “The Knit Nest”
that braid is the coolest thing….i’ve never seen anything like it……(and I have a ‘nest’ that looks pretty much exactly like yours!)
I hadn’t seen anything like it either which totally justified the purchase a few years ago. I’m glad to know that knitting nests are a common occurrence. I may need to start documenting it more often 🙂
I really dig your knitting nest. I change mine around depending on which room I’m in. And I almost always have my phone with me (has my counting app).
Thanks! I wish I had more than one place I liked to knit in in my place. Which app do you use??
huh your nest looks really nice. I do that too, only my nest is a lot smaller due to space constraints. I will try to take a picture next time I really make a nest..
I think my nest changes from time to time…I may need to start documenting them 🙂
That shawl is just the perfect choice for your lovely yarn! I’m on my own right now so have spread out my projects – one on couch for TV knitting and one in study for radio/podcast knitting. There’s sunlight at different times of the day in different rooms so I make the most of that!
That’s a great idea! Multiple places with multiple nests 🙂
Knit Nest, that’s what I’ll call it from now on!
She Knits in Pearls
I tend to make a mess when I’m knitting, oh I mean a nest!! I have my back, ipad, notes and notions all at the ready. My dog likes to sleep beside me so he’s there as well. Loved seeing your work area 🙂
Sometimes if my kitties promise not to play with the yarn they can hang out with me in mine 🙂
That is the coolest way to package a bunch of yarns together! And I also tend to make a knitting nest when I settle in for a stint of knitting too.
I love the braid! I actually didn’t want to undo it!