As October started, I had all kinds of big plans for ALL the Halloween knitting I was going to get done. It turns out those big plans would have been achievable if 1) I was retired, and 2) I didn’t need to sleep. Here’s what the plan looked like: So what of that did I… Continue reading Big Plans
I finished my Broom Riding Cowl this evening! I do need to soak it and give it a light blocking still. My tension is slightly wonky in a few places, which it will hopefully smooth out. Otherwise, very happy with this one! The pattern is Broom Riding Cowl by Vanessa Ewing of Cape May Fiber.… Continue reading Broom Riding Cowl is Done!
Due to casting on All The Things this month, I’m making a little progress on a lot of things. The primary projects right now are my Broom Riding Cowl and the Haunted socks. The Broom Riding cowl is around halfway done. I’m hoping this weekend I can finish it up, but we shall see. The… Continue reading Thursday ThWIPs
My Bat! cowl is done 🙂 The yarn is DK weight from Old Crow ArtYarn in the What We Do In The Shadows colorway. The cowl isn’t done to a pattern. The little bats are a bobble and some light cabling. I lifted the motif from the (Ravelry link) Fangtastic sock pattern and just placed… Continue reading Friday FO: Bat Cowl
My bat cowl is coming along pretty well! I’m actually binding off the lower edge right now, but it may need more finishing. I tried a couple different edge treatments, and none of them was great. The last thing I tried is an i-cord bindoff with a different but coordinating purple yarn that looks halfway… Continue reading Wednesday WIP: Going Batty
After taking an unreasonably long time to knit, considering they are fingerless gloves, the Haunted Handwarmers are done! The pattern and yarn are from Jimmy Beans, and were a Fright Club option. You can definitely see where the rows ended. Maybe it’s because they’re haunted? Or more likely because I cannot seem to get it… Continue reading Haunted Handwarmers Done!
I remembered to do this post on Wednesday, and the reward is unforced alliteration 🙂 I have a lot of WIPs on the go right now, many more than is normal for me. In addition to the Halloween socks of earlier post fame and my skirt that is started but put aside until November, I… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
Having finished my slippers, I found the temptation to dig into my fall projects too strong and wound up starting my Haunted Handwarmers. This is the smaller of the Halloween advent projects from Jimmy Beans this year. It wasn’t like the project or yarn colors were really a surprise, so it got to be kind… Continue reading It’s October Eve!
If you are looking for a little Halloween pattern to make, a couple of cute cowl patterns have recently come out – the Broom Riding Cowl (Etsy link) Alissa mentioned on HeadKnits, and the Cemetery Drive cowl (Etsy link, though it is also on Ravelry) Happy Spooky Knitting!