A little earlier this fall, I talked about tuck stitches in relation to a class with Nancy Marchant of brioche knitting fame, who is the inventor/developer of this new technique for hand knitters. Her latest book, Tuck Stitches: Sophistication in Hand Knitting, is on this technique. I actually bought this book over the summer to… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Tuck Stitches
Ixchel is moving right along! As I suspected, once the sleeve stitches were put off to the side, thing began progressing much more quickly. I’m roughly halfway there on the body, then just have the sleeves to go. As you can see, there is a little bit of puckering on the increase row that I’m… Continue reading More Ixchel Progress
As usual, I have stolen (ahem – borrowed) this Q&A from NothingButKnit’s blog. She comes up with the best questions for provoking discussion and for getting to know each other! Here are the Q’s What is the first actual craft you remember doing as a child? (Not coloring or finger painting. Something more special that… Continue reading Crafty Questionnaire
I finished the moon phases design sector of my Ixchel! One more little band of stars, then the sleeves get separated off from the body. Making progress!
After the great experience I had making my gray cardigan (of earlier post fame), I had been giving a lot of thought to getting a subscription to Amy Herzog’s Custom Fit site. I had been kind of thinking about it for a while, but given how well my CF experimental sweater turned out, it was… Continue reading NightSwatch
I did actually get a lot of knitting in today, but am going to wait until I’m done with my current pattern section to post a pic. (It will look cooler that way 😉 ) Today started off with my Mom and I going to see The House with the Clock in its Walls. DH… Continue reading Movie Kind of Day
Still moving along with Ixchel I spent a lot of today doing some cleaning and also decorating for Halloween, so didn’t get to focus on it as much as I might have otherwise. Also, the yoke size is increasing, like they do, so each row takes a little while. However – it’s moving along! Still… Continue reading Ixchel Again