After the concentrated push to get finished with Glenesk, I took yesterday and today to just noodle around with a couple of projects. I got back into the swing of my Call of the Siren, and made some halfway decent progress. I have a little more of this texture section to go, then another double… Continue reading Doodly Doo
The knitting part is done! Whew! It is in for a soak right now so I can start blocking. Then there’s just weaving in ends, doing the buttons, and a little bit more finishing. So you’ll probably hear about it again when all that is done and I have a chance to do a nice… Continue reading The 2nd Last Time You Will Hear About Glenesk – I Promise!
My entrelac kerchief, knit from my niece Katy’s lovely spinning, is done! Though I would normally never take something I care this much about with me on a trip, I was able to get it into my purse, so I was relatively certain that nothing bad would happen to it. That gave me two medium… Continue reading Entrelac Kerchief Done!
This past weekend, DH and I took a quick jaunt to Portland, OR. We saw a lot of sights and ate some really good food. In all the excitement, we made two stops of specific interest to knitters – Pearl Fiber Arts and Powell’s City of Books! Pearl Fiber Arts is a smallish shop in… Continue reading Purling and Pearling in Portland
I have some progress to report on Glenesk – but not as much as I’d like. I got the bottom band reknit, and in spite of the hassle it was, I’m glad I did. When I started, I forgot to use the smaller needles and just dove right in. As a result, the bottom band… Continue reading Glenesk: One Step Forward, One Step Back
The second sleeve is done! Yaaayyyy!!! I reinforced and cut the steek down to where the V neck starts, just to check for length and fit. It fits, and the length is good. Whew! I did decide to redo the bottom band, though I soon wished I had decided differently. That did not go smoothly… Continue reading A Farewell to Arms
As I have mentioned several times before, I am kind of easily distracted. It takes nothing more than a tantalizing project or yarn to pull me completely off of a carefully thought-out and solid knitting plan. Up until recently, I had such a plan. I am going to finish Glenesk and Call of the Siren… Continue reading A Sheep, A Shark, and a Camping Trip
As I mentioned earlier , I recently switched from working on Glenesk just during the weekends to working on it during the weeks, and switching other projects to the weekends. Consequently, I am halfway done with the second sleeve in just a week. Emotionally, this felt to me like that part in Lord of the Rings:Return… Continue reading Knitting My Way Up Mount Doom
Hope everyone in the US had a good Independence Day! It was a busy but good day for me. In addition to a bunch of other household tasks, I got my stash resorted and reorganized, which was a nice relief! I also got a lot done on Glenesk, but more on that later this week.… Continue reading OT – Summer Flower Break!