I got this finished yesterday and blocked overnight. It turned out just lovely! I was hoping for a sunny day for good photos, but it was a pretty cloudy day out, so this is the best light available. Which I guess is appropriate for this shawl, though we didn’t get any rainbows today. Anchorage skies… Continue reading Oregon Sky Done!
With my last big project for the year finished, I’m starting to get into some of the smaller things I meant to do this year. Today I started my Flock of Four cowl kit. I had a little bit of a hiccup at the start – the directions on the website say to cast on… Continue reading Sunday Start
I’m done with my skirt! I’m very happy with how it turned out. It is based on the Simple Straight Skirt pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, though I took a lot of liberties with it. For one thing, I changed the hem to a garter stitch band. The pattern hem is a 2×2 rib,… Continue reading Simple Straight Skirt Done!
We don’t do a ton of decorating for Christmas, but we do get lights up outside and do some lights and a smallish tree inside, plus put around some festive tchotchkes. And I spent the rest of the day knitting and watching Marvel movies 🙂 How was your Black Friday? Did you do any shopping?… Continue reading And Welcome to the Christmas Season
Hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a virtual get together with my DH’s family, and had our usual homemade pizza for dinner 🙂 Very thankful to have my Mom here with us, and other family member safe at their homes as well.
No socks to report on today, so I thought I’d throw in on Monday Notebooks, which nanacathy posts about somewhat regularly, and Kath at Backstage Knits recently posted about as well. Like many other people’s, my notebook/note taking routines got thrown into turmoil earlier this year, and I’ve just now gotten a new routine more… Continue reading Monday Notebooks
So I know many people (me included) craft things for Halloween, and I know even more people craft things for Christmas. Is anyone crafting anything for Thanksgiving? Other than food, I mean. Some holidays have all the crafty glory – yarn colorways and patterns, special knit kits, holiday appropriate quilting fabric and patterns… Is there… Continue reading 2nd-String Crafting Holidays
I have finished knitting the main part of my skirt – now for the finishing. I need to find or get some elastic for the waistband and sew that together, and I need to knit my pockets! The tough part of this is picking the pocket yarn. This is definitely coming out of stash, as… Continue reading Pockets!
Nothing finished to report today. I made some progress on my skirt, but it doesn’t look much different. The lace panel I was working on in my Oregon Sky is done, and am just making a start on the next rainbow band Tomorrow should be a mostly lazy day – hopefully more to report tomorrow… Continue reading No FO