It’s been a bit quite around here. Between two kids, a third pregnancy, a yarn shop and workin on the webshop, life has been a bit too hectic to write a nice blog post. Because I like reading blogs I asked a few very nice people if they would be so kind to write a guest blog. This way we can enjoy their knitting 🙂 Our first guest blogger is Amanda 🙂

Hi Everyone, my name is Amanda and I am one of the regulars at the Sticks and Cups yarnlounge. Lili, the owner, asked us if we could write a blogpost about some of the things we made with all the beautiful yarns in the shop, but first let me tell you a bit more about myself:

I’m 24 and I’ve been knitting since I was around 5 years old. I also dabble in crochet but knitting is the craft that stole my heart. The thing I love most about knitting is the diversity in both techniques and applications. Shawls, socks, hats, cardigans, pullovers, blankets, I like making it all. In my daily life I am very busy with my ob and a double masters degree, so the knitting keeps me sane while the world around me seems to be the complete opposite.

I am someone who likes a challenge when it comes to the projects I pick up. If a project is too simple I quickly lose interest (my find your fade shawl  never made it past the third colour out of seven). The project I want to show you guys was also quite the challenge. I had only done one shawl with a simple brioche pattern before I took on this monster.

This photo shows my Susurrate Shawl by January One Designs. I made it using both Socksanity and Tibetan Snow. It was love at first sight between me and the pattern and I just HAD to make it. I have a big yarn stash, but a yarn purchase doesn’t count if you immediately use it in a project right…?

I’ve had a lot of fun with this project. Every part of this shawl has a different brioche pattern to keep it fun. I’ve also learnt that fixing mistakes in brioche knitting is an absolute nightmare and takes a lot of time. Luckily it was all worth it in the end.

Do you want to join us at the yarn lounge? We have our weekly knit night every Thursday!

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