2018 was a year with a lot of firsts and also a few ends. I went to my first Vogue Knitting Live and had a great time. I tried a lot of new techniques and fibers and generally got fairly adventurous. As far as ends, two dyers that I loved and bought from often –… Continue reading 2018 Wrap-Up
Finally, it is done! Completely finished and done! I was hoping for a scenic photoshoot this weekend, but that didn’t quite happen. It’s hot and raining and we had a kind of a busy one. Maybe at some point when it is cooler I will be someplace scenic with it on and get a nice… Continue reading Glenesk is done!
The knitting part is done! Whew! It is in for a soak right now so I can start blocking. Then there’s just weaving in ends, doing the buttons, and a little bit more finishing. So you’ll probably hear about it again when all that is done and I have a chance to do a nice… Continue reading The 2nd Last Time You Will Hear About Glenesk – I Promise!
I have some progress to report on Glenesk – but not as much as I’d like. I got the bottom band reknit, and in spite of the hassle it was, I’m glad I did. When I started, I forgot to use the smaller needles and just dove right in. As a result, the bottom band… Continue reading Glenesk: One Step Forward, One Step Back
The second sleeve is done! Yaaayyyy!!! I reinforced and cut the steek down to where the V neck starts, just to check for length and fit. It fits, and the length is good. Whew! I did decide to redo the bottom band, though I soon wished I had decided differently. That did not go smoothly… Continue reading A Farewell to Arms
As I have mentioned several times before, I am kind of easily distracted. It takes nothing more than a tantalizing project or yarn to pull me completely off of a carefully thought-out and solid knitting plan. Up until recently, I had such a plan. I am going to finish Glenesk and Call of the Siren… Continue reading A Sheep, A Shark, and a Camping Trip
As I mentioned earlier , I recently switched from working on Glenesk just during the weekends to working on it during the weeks, and switching other projects to the weekends. Consequently, I am halfway done with the second sleeve in just a week. Emotionally, this felt to me like that part in Lord of the Rings:Return… Continue reading Knitting My Way Up Mount Doom