My Mom and I thought it would be fun to start the new year with a new easy project, so we cast on easy diagonal scarves with some yarn from our stashes. The yarn is a mohair gift pack of Adele’s mohair, which we got from Biscotte yarns several years ago. My set is Underwater,… Continue reading First Cast-On of 2021
Here it is right off the needles – its a little wonky here and there. However, gentle wet blocking got everything all smoothed out. Very happy with how it turned out! Close up at an angle to show off the purl bump texture here and there 🙂 Very relieved that this went as well as… Continue reading Blue Shimmer Hat is Done!
Third yarn added! There are fewer rows in this third section, but they are soooooooooo loooooooooonnnnggggg! But it’s moving along reasonably quickly anyway. What are you working on, and how is it going?
I recently found out about a very cool knitting app published by Nihon Vogue. It has a stitch symbol dictionary which also has videos on how to do the stitch, and also has some patterns built in, along with knitting Q&A. As usual, please excuse the terrible indoor nighttime photos. Search in either the App… Continue reading There’s An App for That
My Mom’s Odyssey shawl is moving along pretty nicely. Done with the first yarn and into the second. It will definitely need some good blocking, as the lace sections make it pretty scrunched up. However, it is knitting up very cushy and warm. The first section was Leicester Longwool, the second is Jacob. The Leicester… Continue reading Odyssey Progress
After stalling for a good couple of hours, I finally got knitting on the colorwork part of my Bohus starter project, a Blue Shimmer hat. Bohus knitting has a reputation for being somewhat tough to do. It is stranded colorwork like Fair Isle, but you will sometimes have more than two colors you are dealing… Continue reading Blue Shimmer Progress
This cowl is from the kit of the same name on Modern Daily Knitting. The pattern is adapted from their sequence knitting Field Guide, and the yarn is four smaller skeins of breed specific yarns from Solitude Wool. This was a lot of fun to knit, as you get to feel and see the difference… Continue reading Flock of Four is Done!
I took a couple classes at this month’s Vogue Knitting Live again this month, and it was nice to get back to it! I took a class on Japanese stitch patterns from Gayle Roehm, who has translated several of the Japanese stitch bibles currently available and also teaches quite a few classes on the subject.… Continue reading VK Live Again
My Mom is now encouraging me in my rare breed yarn nuttiness, and very kindly gifted me some yarn from the SE2SE list. It is from Florida Cracker sheep, which is an actual breed of sheep even though the name makes it sound like sheep that Florida Man would have 🙂 It was bought from… Continue reading Yes, More SE2SE Yarn