A while ago I started knitting an Op Tiki scarf (Ravelry link) with two SE2SE yarn. The knitting was going OK, though the scarf was curling itself into a tube, in spite of a garter stitch border. Since I am at the halfway point, I decided to block what I already had done just to… Continue reading Something Actually Blocked Right Out
I have been working on making up a sort of freeform scrappy shawl using a Halloween yarn advent set I got in 2019. The yarn theme is Nightmare Before Christmas, which is why I decided on a scrappy theme. So far, I have this It’s not much of a start, but it’s a start. A… Continue reading Complications for No Good Reason?
One of the books I got with my birthday money is Squares, Stripes & Lice by Hanne Dale and Siri Angela Gamborg, and edited by Ann Kristin Ramstrom, The title refers to different patterns that appear in northern European knitting. The basis of this book is a history of the Norwegian knitting and textile industry,… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Squares, Stripes & Lice
Last week I started knitting the first of a pair of mismatch socks – the (Ravelry link) Stationery Set from Yarn Enabler. I bought this yarn a couple years ago, and I’m glad I did, as I don’t know that the dyer is still in business, though here is the link to her site anyway.… Continue reading Sock It To Me Monday: Stationery Set
I started my second SE2SE project this week – the (Ravelry link) Op Tiki scarf/cowl. It’s going well so far! It is a slip stitch pattern, so the fabric is a bit wonky as you can see. From the examples on the pattern page it looks like the wonkiness will partially block out, but not… Continue reading Feelin’ Groovy
Progress on my mobius cowl/shawl thing! Close up of the pattern so far I am about a week behind the pattern releases, but am feeling pretty OK about that. It was pretty straightforward for a while, but has just gotten a little crazy. I just started using stitch markers a couple rows ago, as when… Continue reading Round and Round
I mentioned last week that I had turned some birthday cash into some yarn – it got here today! Two more rare breed skeins complete with Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em stickers, from Shaggy Bear Farms. They were a vendor at this month’s VK Live, and I found them via poking around in the vendor… Continue reading A Few Skeins More
It was Vogue Knitting Live this past weekend, and I participated again, though only took one class. What I did do this time that I haven’t done much of before is participate in the extra events that attendees can go to for free. North Light Fibers did a little video tour of Block Island RI,… Continue reading Vogue Knitting Live Weekend!
The mohair striped monster is done! It’s folded up here because this thing is massive. It’s longer than I am tall by quite a bit. Granted, I am pretty short, but still. And also it is wide. I tried it on and I have to wear it looped around a couple times to avoid looking… Continue reading Mohair Stripes Done!