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
One of the nice things about knitting slowly is while you may not have a new sweater the winter you start it, there's a new one on deck in the fall! I'd put my Keelin away last spring when it was evident that there was no way the weather would cooperate with me, so I … Continue reading Slow and steady
You can feel it in the air - the 90 degree days are pretty much behind us now, the evenings are getting cooler, and twitter streams are turning to cooler winter wear. In fact I even saw reference to a Rhinebeck sweater yesterday! I've been trying to find motivation to work on my Dale sweater, … Continue reading When the weather starts to turn
Having finished the first sleeve - which I'm still not sure if I like enough to keep - what else was I supposed to do but start the next one? Excitement abounds sround here, let me tell you. That said, it has been an inordinately busy time around here. E, who has been playing softball … Continue reading And on the other arm
I finally finished the sleeve. After getting through the entire sleeve, essentially twice, I do think I like the colors. What I'm not sure about is if I'm happy with how it looks. It may look better after blocking. For now I think I'll start the second one and see if it goes a little … Continue reading Sleeve, finally, but not final sleeve
Wow. I am so glad we've got a three day weekend. I am also so thankful to have friends who share their wonderful lake house with us. Here's the view from the porch: I brought the Dale sweater with me to work on and it's coming along. The top pattern is definitely one that needs … Continue reading Weekend Knitting
Okay maybe the first rule is check your guage. If that's number one then I guess I need to review number two. Read the directions. And then keep reading them. I've read the directions but somehow thought I was supposed to work the sleeve for 18" before starting the pattern. HAH! It was supposed to … Continue reading What’s the first rule of knitting?
Progress continues on the sleeve. I've gotten past the first pattern rounds and am cruising through the stockinette increase rows. I'm actually posting this from my phone. I'm trying an app for wordpress. I'm curious to see if I may post more frequently.
I did finish the last sleeve of the cardigan (Last sleeve sounds like I'm an octopus, second would be more accurate). Now I need to block and finish, but I decided to start a pair of socks. I want to make a pair for E's teacher. E's having a great year, and I would like … Continue reading A slight diversion
Somehow I always seem to think I can finish projects faster than I actually can. Last November I started Keelin, with the best of intentions. I'd ordered yarn for another sweater, and really thought that I'd get to another sweater this winter. Silly me. I have made progress. I'm on the last sleeve. I laid … Continue reading An eternal optimist