I did get a lot of knitting time in yesterday, some of it in public, and managed to get my Apple Swizzle hat done! The pattern is by Thea Colman (Baby Cocktails) and the main feature is dip stitches. Dip stitches are when you pull extra loops of yarn through the fabric you are knitting… Continue reading Apple Swizzle Hat is Done!
Making reasonable progress on the Apple Swizzle hat. Not as much as I would like, but there have been distractions. All yarny ones, so it’s fine, but it does slow things down a little. Anyway! Dip stitches are not hard at all, as it turns out. It’s another one of those things that you have… Continue reading Dipping for Stitches
I had a little knitting time today – not as much as I would have liked. But anyway, I got a start on my Apple Swizzle hat. Not to the exciting part yet, but ready to get to it next time I work on it!
Mittens are done! These were quick and easy to knit, and have a nifty finish. The pattern is Totally Tubular Mittens, and the yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in the poetically named color 300601. Whatever it is called, it is a bright and cheery red! When the design first got published, the photos included… Continue reading Totally Tubular Mittens Done!
This evening started out with an ill-fated attempt to go see Avengers: Endgame. We thought that since it had been out for a week and a bit, and it was a weeknight, we could just wander in and see the movie. As it turned out, no. However, we did go have a consolation dinner at… Continue reading Mitten 1 Done!
May is here, and with it a new project and new technique for the AC Knitwear Boost Your Knitting. This month, it is a pair of mittens that start with the tubular cast on. I had not heard of this cast on before, but having watched the video tutorial, I am sold! Basically you start… Continue reading Totally Tubular
The last big project is winding down, so it’s time to think about what’s next! This weekend I plan to start by putting in some serious time on my Fade and see how far I can get with it before distraction carries me off again. April 1 we will see the details of the next… Continue reading Up Next
Today was a quiet at-home day for a change, so I had a chance to get my cowl pattern mostly written out and formatted as well as some other yarn chores. I got some new acquisitions put away, and some of the bins reorganized so they will work out better with current activity. Finally, I… Continue reading Quiet Yarny Day
My Bramen cowl is finished! This was a nice quick project and a good learning experience. I learned a new cast on and bind off, and got to do some good tuck stitch practice. And I get a nifty cowl out of it in the bargain 🙂 The cast on is the two-color long-tail cast… Continue reading Bramen Cowl Done!