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
So, I tried the second sock knitting based on my understanding of the pattern. Of course it looked A LOT different, and didn't fit as well as the first. Which actually was a good thing, because all I had to rip back was the heel. I have to admit a sense of relief that I … Continue reading Socks – Must they Match?
Some days it seems like things look better on the other side. It's hard to get pictures of Hobbes. He's old and cranky. Calvin tends to fly around like a maniac and then pass out. Pictures of the two of them? This is the only one I have. I'm starting to think about winter knitting. … Continue reading Always greener.
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