This week I’ve got two projects I can show and one I can’t yet. First, 106-11, of earlier post fame The back of my cardigan is done and I have a start on the fronts. It’s moving along reasonably well! The other project is a pair of mittens I have started as a Christmas gift… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
Most of our flowers are continuing to bloom and do well, though I still see the effects of waiting too long to plant this spring. We also had a few unplanned visitors to the yard, thanks to all the rain we’ve been getting lately I’m afraid the beautiful orange flowering-plant is done for the year.… Continue reading Agriculture Report
I have a couple new projects on the needles this week, only one of which I can show right now: The yarn is a silk/mohair blend that was expertly dyed by Alissa of headknits, and also Chestnut Hills Studio. The pattern is the romantically named 106-11 from Drops. I’m a few inches away from being… Continue reading Wednesday WIP
The title of this book is actually Knitting Handbook: 8 Schools of Modular Knitting. But I kind of figured that the first part kind of goes without saying. Anyway. The title pretty accurately describes what you are getting with this book. Vivian Hoxbro breaks down modular knitting into 8 separate styles of schools: stripes, squares,… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: 8 Schools of Modular Knitting
As usual, sorry for the terrible indoor night time photos. But it’s done!! The pattern is Fall Favorites Collection , the main yarn is Nightshades in the Last Call colorway. The main change I made to the pattern is to do it as a cardigan instead of a pullover. I’m pretty happy with how it… Continue reading Halloween Sweater Finished!
You may recall my Solstice shawl of earlier post fame. Well, here’s what it looks like now… It was about halfway done by the end of last week, and I just wasn’t happy with it. I like the pattern. I like the yarn. But it just wasn’t coming together. But that is OK. Sometimes you… Continue reading Off to the Frog Pond
My third project for the Colour to Knit Club, the Flombre hat, is done! Flombre is made up of flowers and ombre, and is an exercise in combining two different gradients – one for the background and one for the flowers in the foreground. The yarns are changed over at different rates and in different… Continue reading Flombre Finish!
We visited our local used bookstore, Title Wave, to cash in some of the massive amount of credits we have from a recent clearing out of our bookshelves. Although we are generally trying to get rid of books. sometimes its fun to poke around the shelves to see what is there. I think of it… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Used Book Haul