Kind of like the look of ganseys but not interested in recreating an 18th century Cornish fishing gansey, using authentic yarn and needles? Then I have the book for you! The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook is by Di Gilpin and Sheila Greenwell. It is new, published in 2021. This book starts with a few pages of… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook
The front of my Damele top is done! This is a terrible indoor nighttime picture of an unblocked black knitted object. Enjoy! But still, I’m glad to be making decent progress with it 🙂
Hey – here’s more of those two things I’m working on! Making good progress on the front of Damele here – in a few more inches I will split it for the neck. And Vertices Unite. This piece of the shawl increases slowly for a bit more, then goes into more rapid decrease. But it’s… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
Yet again, I have two biggish projects going, both moving along reasonably well. And yet the progress is not photogenic, really. I’ll post update pictures on WIP Wednesday, but there’s not much exciting there. In terms of knitting, the projects are a biggish stockinette top and a biggish garter stitch shawl start. So I need… Continue reading And Then?
I have two new WIPs to report this week! I started the first between Christmas and New Years, and the other on New Year’s Day. Both projects are taken from stash, so I’m feeling pretty good about that. I really need to work on knitting that down. First up is Damele, which I am making… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
2021 was a really mixed year for me. I did do a reasonable amount of making:– 7 shawls – 6 pairs of socks– 6 cowls– 2 sweaters– 2 pairs of mitts– 1 scarf– 1 hat Not a terrible amount to get done, but also not stellar. I tried yarn tastings by mail and Zoom, which… Continue reading 2021 in Review
Arrowhead Cardigan is finished!! The pattern is Arrowhead Cardigan by Anna Cohen (Ravelry link) The blue/black yarn is Dream in Color Class in the Peacock colorway that I bought from one of my nieces who was doing a destash. The green is Malabrigo Rios in the Solis colorway that I bought several years ago and… Continue reading Friday FO
Now that all the Christmas excitement is over and all the yarn advents have been unwrapped, here are mine: This is a half month/12 day advent my DH gave me for Christmas. It is from Fangirl Fibers, and the theme is Marshmallow World. It is 11 20g. miniskeins and 1 full skein. They aren’t traditional… Continue reading Advents
I’ve got 1 and a half inches to go on the collar, and then binding off, so hopefully it will be done sometime this week! And then of course there’s soaking and blocking, but that won’t take too long. As usual, please excuse the terrible indoor nighttime photographs. Hopefully better ones later this week!