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