Well, it’s been an interesting week, knitwise! I signed up to be a test knitter, and have been taking a class on felting – both new experiences for me. And you will be reading more about those later. But while all that was going on, I did get some progress in on my ongoing projects. … Continue reading Weekend WIPs
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a total sucker for new and different fibers to knit with. Wool and cotton and acrylics are all great for most knitting needs, but it’s always a little thrilling to try out buffalo or musk ox or yak. (It’s a knitterly thrill, but a thrill nonetheless.) So… Continue reading Fibercurious?
For today’s book round-up, I have four books on fisherfolk sweaters, whatever you choose to call them. The point of this kind of sweater is that the item itself is a pretty standard, basic shape, which knitters personalize by stitch pattern placement. For the most part, patterning is knit and purl stitches, though there may… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Guernseys, Ganseys and Fisherman’s Sweaters
Last Friday was my birthday, and it was a very yarny one 🙂 That should hold me for a week or two!
Since my brief fling with big, thick yarn, I am back in the weeds of fingering weight again. I have two things going, because apparently I am insane. First up – socks! There’s no really pattern on this one, I’m just doing more soxual experimentation. These are kind of pink for me, but what the… Continue reading Weekend WIPs
2018 is off to a pretty productive start! Last Sunday, I sat down to watch a Craftsy class and made this… The pattern is Ribby Slouchy Beanie, and it is free on Knit Collage’s website. The yarn is Daisy Chain by Knit Collage, which is why the little daisies are on there. That is not… Continue reading Hooray for Super Bulky!
Right around this time last year, I boldly declared that 2017 would be my Year of Colorwork. I did 2 small colorwork projects, and then promptly stalled on my first big project for the year, which remains unfinished to this day. 2017 quickly devolved into my Year of Continuous Distraction, with my knitting projects taking… Continue reading Knitting Goals – 2018 edition
It. Is. Done! Sides 1 and 2, completed, put together, and very basic edging applied! I still have an end or two to weave in, and also think I should probably block it somehow. Anyway – very happy with how it turned out. For interested and geeky parties, the 2018 afghan is starting up later… Continue reading Geeked Out
Whew! Finally got my ADVENTurous wrap done on New Year’s Day! Here it is, picturesquely spread out on my washer and dryer. (Excuse of the day for my terrible picture – It has been cloudy and murky out here for the last day and a half and there is not much in the house by… Continue reading That’s a Wrap!