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
I got finished knitting Ixchel earlier this week, then my Mom very kindly wove in my ends (I have an awesome Mom!). I blocked it yesterday, and this morning it is ready to go! I could not be happier with it. There are one or two things I’d do differently if I was to make… Continue reading Ixchel is Done!
I am so close to done with my Ixchel – just a few more inches on the second sleeve to knit! I have 8 more rows of plain knitting, then about 2 inches of ribbing, then casting off. So close! Of course then there’s weaving in ends, and blocking, and very possibly undoing the waist… Continue reading Ixchel – Actual Progress
I didn’t have a whole lot of time to knit tonight, but I did get a little bit done on sleeve #2. Two more rows in the allover pattern, and then I start to do the sleeve decrease and just the arrow and moon pattern down the center of the sleeve. Starting to see a… Continue reading Ixchel – Sleeve #2
Got done with sleeve #1 this evening which watching the finale of the most recent season of the Great British Bake-Off! I really just had the ribbing and bind-off to go, so it didn’t take too long. I did try it on, and it fits really nicely, and the sleeve is just long enough, but… Continue reading Halfway Off Sleeve Island
Well, I pretty much gave away the point of this post in the title 🙂 My Ixchel body is done, and I am knitting away on the first sleeve. There are a lot of rows to go on the sleeve, but it is flying along because there are so many fewer stitches than for the… Continue reading Ixchel – Body Done, Sleeve 1 in Process!
Today I got the main part of the body knitting done. I mentioned earlier that for the last design section, I was going to just knit the gold on rows where there were enough stitches in a pattern repeat to make it worth while, and then duplicate stitch in the rest. Here it is almost… Continue reading Ixchel Update
My Ixchel sweater is coming along pretty well! I have about 25 rows left for the body, and then ribbing. Toward the bottom, where I am now, the stars start to thin out, and there are a lot of rows with 12 or more stitches between single gold stitches. So I decided to go back… Continue reading Ixchel Update
Ixchel is moving right along! As I suspected, once the sleeve stitches were put off to the side, thing began progressing much more quickly. I’m roughly halfway there on the body, then just have the sleeves to go. As you can see, there is a little bit of puckering on the increase row that I’m… Continue reading More Ixchel Progress