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
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, before I knew it November rolled around again. NaNoWriMo is something that I became aware of a few years ago listening to CraftLit. Listening I also learned about Shannon Okey's NaKniSweMo in which knitters try to knit a sweater in one month. Two years ago I actually did it and knit Wendy Bernard's Tang … Continue reading NaKniSweMo – Who knows?
Well, it appears that I need to do a little catch up. I have been knitting and thinking a lot about new projects. I did finally finish the pieces of Pieman: Now I need to assemble it. I did delay that for two reasons, as the weather finally became seasonal in August and we saw … Continue reading Progress and finishing: kid’s knitting
I finished the front of Pieman. I seriously hope this sweater isn't too big. Now I'm reading others have done much smaller sizes for kids about E's age. I'm still happy with how this is turning out. I've gotten yarn for my next project, even though I haven't finished this one. Today I wound some … Continue reading Progress on the Pieman and a new project
I've been plowing through E's new sweater. The back is complete: Here's a close up of the cable detail: Once I got the pattern memorized, it really started to fly. I do need to pay attention, as I've had to tink back a few cables to correct the direction on occassion. Other than that I'm … Continue reading Pie Man & Spinning!