Well, the "startitis" of my last post well relatively short-lived - in fact, I've hardly knit at all since the last time I posted. Partly this is just a matter of the semester ramping up - my students are turning in assignments, which means I need to read them and give them feedback, plus there… Continue reading setbacks
Month: January 2011
I have apparently acquired a raging case of start-itis: Yesterday, I cast on for the Budgie cardigan I'm knitting for my niecephew-to-be (due in June). My brother and his wife are big OSU fans, so I wanted to knit a scarlet and grey striped Budgie for their wee one. I'm using Berroco's Vintage DK yarn,… Continue reading budgie beginnings
Continuing in the theme of "not getting things right the first time around", I bring you the neckline decreases on the garter rib cardigan: I was just kind of making things up as I went as far as my decrease placement went; I knew I wanted to start opening up the deep v-neck just under… Continue reading too steep.
So, I've been knitting a few rounds on the Min Ulla mittens every morning while I'm at my desk, and now that I've knit a few inches, I'm coming to a realization... ...I'm not very good at knitting colorwork. This is probably mostly due the fact that I haven't actually knit a stranded colorwork project… Continue reading stranded.
I cast on for sleeve #2 of the garter rib cardigan yesterday: As with the body, I cast on using my beloved Long Tail Tubular Cast On, and knit in 1x1 rib for a few inches before switching to garter rib. I want the cuffs to be nice and long, so that they can hang… Continue reading ribbing away
and now for something completely different…
Like many of my crafty friends, I've decided to make 2011 a year in which I don't add to my stash. I've got way too much yarn for my own good (seriously, don't even go look at my Ravelry stash page, which is, I think, totally up-to-date...it's embarrassing!). I've noticed over the last few years… Continue reading and now for something completely different…
and onto the sleeve…
Time for another "behind the scenes" update. I've set the body aside for now, and have moved on to knitting the sleeve: I've still got a few more inches to go (I have ridiculously long arms for my height; I'm 5'3, but have the armspan of someone who's 5'8 or 5'9), but I'm really pleased… Continue reading and onto the sleeve…