So, as I stated in my last post, E and her teacher thought it would be great if I could knit a monster for her science teacher's new little girl. I do love making these little monsters, so it wasn't a tough sell. I did think it was time to change up patterns, so I … Continue reading More Monsters!
As soon as E saw the Iris the Gourmet Monster I was making for her ski coach, she made it pretty clear that she would like one too. So, what does one do? Thinking it through: 1) I had a ball knitting the first one 2) I had an extra skein of yarn 3) She … Continue reading Monster Mania
A few weeks ago we hosted the Williams Carnival Alpine events at our local mountain. The carnival is always a great chance to see some fantastic skiing. What I didn't expect was to see some fun fiber-work as well! As I saw the racers at lunch time I noticed a few of the girls were … Continue reading Crochet?! Design?!
As suspected, once I hit the color-work on my Dale Sweater the yoke was going to fly by. I cast off the second shoulder this evening: This is when I'm really glad I knit the sleeves first. I'm not sure I'd have the will to continue after pushing through this body. Here's a close up … Continue reading Wednesday WIP: Slogging pays
So, the slog through the miles and miles of white stockinette (or 20 inches - which still felt like miles) is finally complete. As I suspected, once I got through it, the color work would seem to fly, simply because I lack any sort of self control and would have to keep going. The other … Continue reading Finally Colorwork!
Someone came to visit my office this week. After meeting the people he came to see, he decided to hang in the library. Somehow he managed to miss his ride to lunch. Fortunately he wasn't too disappointed, and had tea with us in the afternoon.
It's been a wonderful vacation week here at Casa Knitalone. Chad & I took the week off between Christmas & New Years, as Eliza has had ski camp/practice nearly every day. So, we got to ski nearly every day too! I took today off, as we'd decided it was going to be a short day … Continue reading 2012 – Here we come!
The bird houses were a huge hit. My mother in law loved them! She hung them up in the kitchen right away: She thinks they'll be perfect for wren houses, so she's saving them for Spring before they go outside. We had a wonderful holiday. We started with Hanukkah on Friday: And Hanukkah is not … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
While my holiday knitting was done, I was still feeling the pressure, because it always takes longer than I expect for the pieces to dry. While often the drying is the last step in the process (in the case of the slippers I made a few years ago, the birdhouses had a bit of assembly … Continue reading Some Assembly Required
This weekend I finished the knitting of the birdhouses. I'd hoped to be done a little sooner, but Im not panicking yet. Here's what the pieces looked like this morning: Tonight the pieces are in my washer. This is my first felting project with the front loader. I'm running the quick wash with hot water, … Continue reading Tonight we felt