Project of the Month: Wonder Woman Wrap


Welcome Lovely People and October! I am diligently working to complete this Hitchhiker Scarf. I am eager to start the Project of the Month: Wonder Women Wrap by Carissa Browning.

As you know, there is always a story behind  the projects I embark on. So, sit back and allow me to tell you this tale.


On my evening commute back into the city of Brotherly Love, I was anxiously awaiting the 17 bus to arrive and get me to Loop yarn. I was determined to get there before closing (in 30 minutes 😕) to purchase a second ball of yarn for my Freia One Ball Shawl.


On arrival, I made my way to the rear door of the bus and my eyes became transfixed on a red and goldish project a woman pulled out her knitting bag. Then began a Q & A like no other.  What was she making? What brand of yarn was she using? How long had she been knitting the project? What yarn store does she frequent? Where is Hidden Rivers Yarn? How easy is it to get there? This woman graciously answered all my questions and have me a brief overview of your back story. Yet I didn’t have time to ask her name before exiting the bus and embarking on an impromptu mini shopping spree. Later, I would find out the woman’s name is Anjeanette,


Once at Loop I purchased yarn for both projects.  For the Freia One Ball Shawl I chose…… to compliment the….  yarn.  For the Wonder Women Wrap I chose Knitted Wit Victory Sock yarn in Sunshine, Hedgehog Fibre Sock yarn in Sin. Both yarns are fingering weight, 80% Superwash merino and 20% Nylon.


Most of the time, I bring my projects along on my daily commute. Yet the Wonder Women Wrap is a stationary project because I have to learn new stitches in order to craft this creation. So, this is where you come in, I’m going to go live on Periscope every Tuesday until this lovely project is completed. Let’s call this our personal Craft-Along/Yarn Circle! The best part is that you can knit or crochet this pattern.


Ditch That Thought:

So because I’m getting to post this so late in the month I have already knitted the wrap and I got to meet up with Anjeanette to make sure I was on the right track.  I completed the Wonder Woman Wrap in 7 days as a commuter project, stressed my eyes and my knitting community while doing it.



If you didn’t know I can be a little intense and extreme at times.  For instance, I changed from Sunshine Knitted Wit Victory Sock yarn to Pollen Hedgehog Fibre Sock yarn because I did not have time to go home and get the skein; so rushed to Loop at brought a hank of Pollen. I promise to use the Sunshine Knitted Wit Victory Sock yarn in a future post.



This wrap is one of the prettiest things I have knitted.




Would you be interested in a monthly yarn-along? What type of projects are you currently working on?

Simplicity & Freia Shawl



Good Day Lovely People,

Today’s simplistic outfit was chosen to showcase my new Freia Shawl.  This Freia Shawl was 10 months in the crafting. In December 2016, I visited Loop Yarn promising myself to only buy what I needed. Yet, a ball of Freia yarn began to call my name and once my eyes looked on it I knew she was coming home with me. The price of $38 per skein didn’t deter me, I have learned to spend money on quality yarn, and it came with a free pattern. I was Sold!



I knitted through the pattern in six days never realizing my stockinette stitches were twisted and the edging was done in the wrong side. Only once the project was complete could I see all its flaws.


The Dilemma: Do I take the project apart and start all over, or do I just wear it knowing it’s riddled with mistakes? Discouraged, I placed the project on the side of my sofa, and contemplated what to do next. See, I am a non-traditional/neophyte knitter so pulling a project apart to start over is a foreign concept for me. There had to be a way of fixing it without starting all over.

On September 7, 2017, rather than unraveling the whole project I began knitting the shawl from the opposite side; this method would slowly pull apart all my mistakes and I could visually see what I did wrong.


Sidenote: This time I practiced the pattern on less expensive yarn before using the merino wool.  This allowed me to tweak the pattern to fit my personal style.



10 days and two skeins later… I present to you my version of the Freia Shawl Ball in Blue Voilet and Mint Julep.




It’s Knitting Time in the City

In August while at Jo-Ann Fabrics perusing the yarn section I found a few treasures… skeins of discontinued yarn colors with an easy pattern. I was elated to take on the challenge of knitting until I realized I didn’t own the necessary needles and I forgot how to knit.😕 For some reason knitting techniques are taking longer to become second nature yet I am determined to become an avid knitter. So off to YouTube to brush up on casting on, casting off and the direction for knitting vs purling.


Currently,  I am knitting during my lengthy commute and creating One Skein Wonders. I want to share this nuance of My Journey with you. So I will blog about the patterns I’m trying and my prospective on crafting through the medium of yarn. 


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