Starting a pair of socks for the DH! The yarn isn’t actually self-striping, it’s just coming out that way right now. I think once they get to their final stitch count it will be mostly tan with black stripes and probably some pooling. This yarn was from a sock club I was in a few… Continue reading Sock It To Me Monday
When we last saw the Evolve cowl, it looked like this: But it needs to be much broader, especially around the bottom. The pattern photos show it down around Jen of AC Knitwear’s shoulders. This will not fit around my shoulders as is. So off to the blocking instruction videos! After soaking it and then… Continue reading And Now for the Blocking Part
The knitting part of my Evolve cowl is done! However, the interesting big for this one is going to be the next part. This pattern is part of AC Knitwear’s Confident Knitting pattern/technique club. This month’s lesson is on Excellent Blocking, so I think we’re about to get fancy with this. More on this over… Continue reading The Knitting Part is Done
I just recently started a process that I’ve been procrastinating on for a while – sorting through all the patterns I have printed out. It’s not as easy as it seems like it might be – I need to check the patterns and make sure I have them digitally, then the printout can get thrown… Continue reading Patterns – paper or digital?
Progress is a little slower right now, as I have 3 projects in the works: The Evolve cowl is part of the Confident Knitting pattern/technique club from AC Knitwear. The Bonbori wrap is moving along pretty well. Now that the pattern is established, there is basically a lot more like this, though there will be… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
Norwegian Knitting Designs is, as the title and subtitle implies, an updated and expanded version of a classic work of Norwegian knitting patterns and techniques. Wenche Roald is the designer and writer of the updated book, and Annichen Sibbern Bohn is the author and designer of the original book. The patterns in this book take… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Norwegian Knitting Designs
The second KAL I was waiting on started today. The pattern is a new one by Olga Buraya-Kefelian called BonBori. I got a bit of a start on it today, and so far it is going pretty well!
For those of you who were curious – you know you were! – this month’s Confident Knitting project is a cowl, and the technique is blocking.