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?
Well, as the month progresses and the holidays approach, I get more and more excited. Tomorrow we are going to a Tea Party hosted by Eliza's Dance Company. I volunteered to make some cookies to bring. One of my favorite cookies to make and eat is Spritz - the pressed butter cookie. They've been tested … Continue reading Starting to look a lot like Christmas!