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
Today I finally finished my Cambrian Cowl. I'm not sure exactly why it took me so long. I love Ravelry, but it can certainly keep me honest. I started it in October. It was definitely a relacely quick knit, I just wanted to take mt time to sew on my buttons. Basically, I'm happy with … Continue reading Finished the cowl!
Halloween is E's favorite holiday. Hands down. She may disagree on Christmas morning, or when the whole family is sitting around the Thanksgiving table, or lighting the Chanukah candles, or when she's learning about the 10 plagues (okay, that may have been a stretch), but I think Halloween is at the top of the list. … Continue reading Branching out
Working on my sweater provides a lot of quiet time for reflection. I do not consider myself a seamstress. I am not good at sewing by hand. However, in the past month I've managed to do quite a bit of it, and some I actually volunteered to do! One of the things I'm learning, is … Continue reading Musings on Hand Sewing
Well, last I wrote about the Riverbed Architecture Socks that I'm making for Chad, I thought I had done the heel wrong. So, I tried knitting the second sock the way I thought it should work, and asked Chad to try it on. The first one fit much better (which I have to admit, if … Continue reading Socktober!
So, the sweater I planned on finishing in November is still in process. Good progress has been made, I'm working on the second sleeve, so I know it will get finished. Whether or not it happens in time for this season is still up in the air. March has proven to provide wild temperature fluctuations, … Continue reading Sweaters and such
Huh, last time I posted, it was November. Go figure. Since then, I've been busy, but do I have lots of pictures to share? Oh no. For some reason I can't find any of the pictures I'm sure I took over the past three and a half months. I did finish my November sweater, Grape … Continue reading Catching up
Having finished my Eyelet Cardi, I decided I wanted a spring summer sweater. Of course I want it now, but I'll have to wait till I finish it. I've started it and am enjoying this yarn. This is a cotton soy blend from Sublime: Sublime Soya Cotton: It's knitting up relatively quickly, the yarn is … Continue reading On the needles, off the needles and looking toward the summer
Having admitted that I'm a true project knitter I seemed to have whipped through the Eyelet Cardi. I had some Jo Sharp DK Wool in Porcelain that I'd bought at Webs a few years ago. I started it last month and finished it last night. With the weather as cool as it's been, I even got … Continue reading A new sweater!
It's been a while since I've posted, but I have been doing a little knitting. I finally finished the monkey socks. Here's a progress shot from a few weeks ago: And the finished project: I also cast on another moebius scarf. It's moving along. This is a good project for when my hands are tired … Continue reading On the needles