It's crazy: all of a sudden, October has arrived. Didn't we just welcome the new year the other day? And now we're almost on the home stretch again. So it's handy that there's a holiday right at the start and maybe even a long weekend for some of us.
So it's time to take a deep breath and let the needles rattle. And to take a look at the Maschenfein blog to see what the team is currently knitting:
Away from our Knit-Along there is also a lot happening
At the moment our Cardigan Knit-Along is still running at full speed. But of course there are more projects on the needles. For example with Judith, one of our developers:
I continue to cast on my Cumulus Tee from Petite Knit. I just say 3mm needles ... Sometimes I wish my computer could do all the repeats for me. Well - in the end I prefer to do it myself, because the progress is actually exactly what brings me joy. By the way: Did you know that knitting pattern are also a kind of algorithm?
Parallel to the Knit-Along, where our freelancer Mirjam is also involved, another project had to go into the basket. And possibly one more ...
After I have knitted monogamous for a short time, I am currently three-track on the road 🤯. My maschenfein Hydrangea Cardigan is "only" missing the arms. So that half brioche on small needles doesn't get boring, I'm knitting the Juna Jumper by Lotilda (from a thread Snefnug by CaMaRose) on heavy needles in half brioche. To distract myself from all the semi-patent - and maybe also because I just couldn't say no at the Knit-Along - I'm also re-knitting the Eva Cardigan Louisa (again on small needles) ... #sendhelp
Eva Cardigans wherever you look and read
You guessed it: The Eva Cardigan from PetiteKnit is a topic with us. It all started with Louisa's enthusiasm for the simple design.
I've made quite a bit of progress on my contribution to the Maschenfein Cardigan Knit-Along, the Eva Cardigan by PetiteKnit from Peer Gynt by Sandnes. I'm realizing as I knit it how much I like the yarn - I don't mind the sturdy on my hands at all. I like the design anyway, and recently I noticed that the name of it fits perfectly with my other big hobby: In my choir we are rehearsing Haydn's "Creation" for our next concert in October. And that's also where Eve and her Adam have their say.
Infected with the "Eva virus" has also Mary-Anne. But the cardigan is also just too beautiful!
I've been a bit coy when Marisa has proclaimed the #maschenfeinknitalong and yet could not resist the nudges from Sophia and Louisa. So I'm in the Cardigan-Knit-Along and snail behind, because I still have finished my Ankers Summershirt from PetiteKnit. That was also bitterly necessary, because my WIP box is full to bursting. Fortunately, this is on the needle and not the confessional ... In any case, I have the Eva Cardigan by PetiteKnit from Peer Gynt by Sandens on the needles and am very happy with yarn, color and model!
Sandra also has the model on the needles, but needs - and we understand that completely - in between some distraction. So it's good if there's still something slumbering in the project basket.
The ordering finger had already twitched after I had still the sleeve stitches at the Eva Cardigan of PetiteKnit - something change to the smooth-right body it should be. And that's when I remembered my maschenfein Zoe UFO. Much too good to live a sad existence as such in the knitting basket, but I had always shied away from continuing knitting after a long break - for fear of not finding the flow again well. But was actually no problem at all and so I take me for October quite firmly to get Zoe from Merino Baby of Pascuali and Cashmere Dreams of Lang Yarns finished.
YOUR KNITTING PROJECTS AT MASCHENFEIN
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