Well, the past week has seen some knitting-related progress! First, I finished the sweater I have been working on – Oddrun, designed by Elsebeth Lavold. I am pretty happy with how it got… It’s a nice pattern, some shaping, a little bit of cabling, but nothing too crazy. There is also the option to make… Continue reading What’s on the Needles Now?
For a long time, I resisted shawls as a knitting project option. Other knitters were working away at them, sometimes quite a lot of them. I saw the patterns on Ravelry and in the magazines, and sometimes would even stop to look longingly at them before deciding to pass. More recently, I have grown to… Continue reading We All Shawl Down
For the past couple of weeks, I have had a few projects in the works that were sort of black holes of knitting efforts. I knit and knit and knit and knit, and there didn’t seem to be any less yarn, and I was still nowhere close to done. Then finally, I broke away from… Continue reading What’s on the Needles Now?
I have been reading Kate Davies blog and following her designs for a while now, but hadn’t quite gotten to buying any of her books, though I have been lusting after Yokes since I saw some of the patterns on Ravelry. Last week though, Mr. QuiteAYarn surprised me with her Book of Haps and Yokes,… Continue reading Kate Davies’ Book of Haps and Yokes
This past weekend was extremely productive, in the sense that I got both my ongoing projects done, and got a start on two more! First, the finishes… This is the mystery shawl I started in the beginning of June. The pattern is designed by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops. If you have reasonable lace skills,… Continue reading Weekend of Getting Things Done
I’m kind of new to the MKAL* game – so new that I don’t really play right. I lurk on the Ravelry forums until enough of the pattern is revealed so that I know if I want to make whatever the item is, then I decide. I realize this is kind of against the point… Continue reading Went Viking, Now I’m Back