I couldn't resist the pull of corrugated ribbing on tiny needles: So I cast on for babyStripes! last week. I decided to knit the bottom band flat, and then join to knit the body in the round, which means I'll be steeking, down the road. The only problem? I don't have a size 1 16-inch… Continue reading babyStripes! has begun
I've mentioned here a few times that I was knitting Chawne's sweater in exchange for a quilt. I figure her gorgeous quilt deserves a little bit of attention here on my blog, now that it's here. It came on Friday, and despite temperatures of 88 degrees, I couldn't resist taking it outside to get some… Continue reading the quilt.
C's sweater has finally dried after its blocking, and has had all of the cat-hairs lovingly picked off it before being wrapped in tissue paper to be put in the mail tomorrow. Despite all that, given the degree to which every surface of our house, our clothing, and even the inside of our car is… Continue reading Garter Whimsy, all finished
I've got another swatch for y'all. This time, for something that is not striped: What you see there is Schoeller Stahl Morea, a sport-weight yarn, on size 3 needles, which gives me a gauge of 7 sts./inch. This is the yarn I'm planning to use to knit my modernized version of a gansey, with waist-shaping… Continue reading it’s (almost) gansey time!
I finished C's sweater earlier today: I have to admit, it's a little nervewracking, knitting a sweater for another knitter...I found myself worrying about my finishing skills in a way I never have before. The sweater still needs to be blocked, to relax the stitches a little bit, but other than that, it is finished.… Continue reading an ending and a beginning
C's sweater is coming along quite nicely; I nearly finished the second sleeve during a long meeting yesterday. Before anyone worries that I was being horribly rude, this is a meeting in which most of the other members are pecking away at their laptops throughout. I can knit by touch, so I think I was… Continue reading coming attractions
First, thanks so much for all of your input on my last post! The comments section there has lots of good ideas for wooly, workhorse-style DK-weight yarns. A couple more that I've found since posting: Québécoise and Canadian Regal, both of which I'd like to try at some point. Now, back to business. I haven't… Continue reading a second sleeve
Because I know we all like pictures. Because these are the sorts of things I wonder about, when I have a splitting sinus headache and feel like someone is driving an icepick under my right eye: What's a good DK-weight wool yarn? Is there a DK-weight yarn that's sort of the "Cascade 220" of DK… Continue reading just wondering.
I finally got around to blocking Ishbel yesterday, so now she can have her official FO post. (Because, you know, a project isn't finished until it's gotten its blocking and had its picture taken). And of course, the vital statistics: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Ishbel, by Ysolda Teague Size: Large Stockinette, Small Lace Yarn: Elsebeth… Continue reading Finally Finished Object: Ishbel