Well, I bit the bullet and cast on the Peak Brim Flare Crown Star Top Hat (link to ravelry) this weekend. I'd read the instructions and the tip sheets, started watching a Craftsy class, and had totally freaked myself out. So I decided to just start knitting and see what happened. Well, since the first … Continue reading New skills
Yup, it's been a while since I've posted. Could be a while before I post again! I don't know if any one really follows per se, or notices my absences. I have a lot of blogs in my feed reader, and while some are more regular than others, I rarely remove anyone from my feed. … Continue reading Finishing!
I seem to have created quite a queue of finishing projects for myself. I've knitted all the pieces of my ruffled cardigan and finished the Lintella as well. I need to block and assemble the cardigan (now that I found the sleeves that I'd managed to misplace for three days), block the Lintella, and I … Continue reading Travel knitting
Wow, this summer flew by - a sentiment I've heard by many people this summer. We've had a wonderul one - filled with softball, sand and swimming. And a bit of knitting, but not as much as I'd hoped. I've been focusing on two projects this summer. My Lintilla, and a baby sweater that I … Continue reading Summer?
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!
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
Re-entry after the long weekend was not too bad. Of course with Eliza's dance schedule, I had to duck out early. I brought my laptop to get some work done. There's no wifi here, so I had to do it "old school" with a thumb drive. Which cracks me up, since I remember hauling floppy … Continue reading The end is nigh
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