My Schooner has a back! Or ‘stern’ in nautical boat talk. But in any case – it’s blocking now – very happy with how it is turning out 🙂 Whew! Almost halfway done! Schooner is a tank, so I just need to knit the front, sew the two halves together, then knit some ribbing around… Continue reading Schooner Progress
Schooner is coming along – I’m a few inches past where I had to rip back, so I’m happy with that. Now it’s just straight stockinette for what will likely feel about like forever, then a bit of excitement binding off a few stitches for the armholes, then on to the shoulders. On the one… Continue reading Wednesday WIP
I bought my copy of Amy Herzog’s new sweater book shortly after it came out around a month ago, and have been reading through it in bits and pieces ever since. In between there have been a few more books that have come out that I had to read (a new Rivers of London and… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book
I interrupt my story about VK Live – will get back to that tomorrow. I finished my Gray Cardigan! It fit great and exactly what I wanted. It will work great with my wardrobe, and is basically perfect. Sigh! So happy! The yarn is Ironstone Warehouse Flake Cotton, which as far as I know is… Continue reading Gray Cardigan is Done!
Yes, sorry – another sleeve joke 🙂 That’s what I have been working on – sleeves. Although these are short (elbow length) sleeves, they seem to be taking forever to knit. In reality, it’s been a little less than a week. It just feels like so much longer! Two more inches to go, then I… Continue reading A Call to Arms
The Gray Cardigan fronts are done and sort of blocking! As you can tell from these photos, by “blocking” I mean I soaked them and then squeezed most of the water out of them, and then patted them more or less into shape on my washer and dryer, where they will lay until they are… Continue reading Fronts and Center!
Almost. And not me, sadly – Dolores 🙂 Her Amy Herzog-designed outfit is almost done! So far we’ve got her dress, slouchy hat, and 1 of 2 legwarmers done! Did not have time to do the second tonight because I leave for a work trip tomorrow and had tons of things to do to get… Continue reading Ready for Rhinebeck!
I finally did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now – got a Custom Fit sweater pattern! Custom Fit is a program/website created by Amy Herzog that you can use to generate sweater patterns designed to your specification and measurements. You can choose one of her designs and just get it the… Continue reading Custom Fit
Anyone interested in sweater knitting should know the name Amy Herzog. Amy is a prolific writer, designer, teacher, and person in charge of Custom Fit – all aimed at helping knitters make better sweaters. Although it is her three books I’m going to focus on here, I will have links to her other resources at… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Amy Herzog helps you knit to fit