Here we are at the end of October, and for those of us in the northern part of the world, we are fast approaching mitten time. Toward that end, I have a trio of mitten books to tell you about – two of them new and one a bit older. First up, Knit Mitts (October 2017)… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Mitten Book Roundup
Since last week, I have made scant progress on my eternal Colorblock sweater, but am making good progress on my annual Halloween socks! Specifically, this year’s socks are Fangtastic by Wendy Gaal, and the yarn is a kit from Knitter’s Brewing Company. My Mom gave it to me as a Christmas present last year, and I… Continue reading Batty For Halloween
Are you concerned about all the natural disasters that have been hitting the US and wonder what you can do to help? Well, there is a knitter who has lost her home and her workshop in the California fires who is asking for anyone who wants to help her out to consider buying her patterns. … Continue reading Buy a Pattern, Help a Knitter
Well, once again a week with a little progress! I am positively giddy from things getting done! No, not my Colorblock Top of many previous posts fame. I genuinely do not know what is taking me so long with this thing. It is just straight, plain stockinette, and a sleeveless shell at that! The slubs… Continue reading Wednesday WIP Report
This week’s Knitter’s Bookshelf entry comes to us from Sweden via Interweave press. Pop Knitting: Bold Motifs Using Color & Stitch by Britt-Marie Christoffersson is an exciting and inspirational book, full of truly different bold, graphic stitch patterns and motifs. It is a slightly older book – published in Sweden in 2009 and the translation… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Pop Knitting
So, progress on all fronts! First, I have a FO to show off 🙂 My Hunting for Sasquatch KAL socks are done! The pattern was well written and easy to follow, and the kit was very well done also. The socks fit me, and I have a little yarn left – I’m wondering what to… Continue reading At Long Last, Something is Finished!
When I was a kid, one of my great-grandmothers had some fancy velvet pillows in her living room. They appeared to be woven of strips of velvet, though they weren’t. They were charmingly mysterious in their construction, and on and off over the years I have wondered how on earth they were made. Well, Tracy… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Dimensional Tuck Knitting
Time for the midweek WIP report! First, the semi-success. I finished the back of my colorwork top of many previous posts fame, and got started on the front! Right after taking this picture, I decided to get out the back to count the rows of ribbing I had done. As I’m counting, I’m noticing that… Continue reading Progress With a Little Backtracking