A few weeks ago, I was reading Turtle Girls' Blog and she mentioned a mystery knitalong that she was running with her friend from Dragonfly Fibers - the Djinni Sock. I was smitten, but knew I had to finish my monsters. I picked out a nice purple (before I read Christi's warning about not using … Continue reading Wednesday WIP: Socks
It's no secret that I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the monsters I've been knitting. I love them, but I do like some variety in my projects. When I entered my latest project in Ravelry I realized the monster I finished yesterday was the 4th one. I'm done with monsters for a while. … Continue reading Rut Race: Days 1 & 2
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 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!
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!
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
The other thing I love about felted (or fulling, as I recall it's more accurately called) is how quickly the items knit up. I get to work on really big needles with really big yarn. The base is done, and the roof is nearing completion. So far so good!
I love felting, everything looks like something out of Dr. Seuss. the base is done and it looks like the catin the hat's hat: Before I started the roof I realized none of my stitch markers were big enough for the size 13 needles this called for. So I put a few together. Time to … Continue reading Birdhouse or hat?