Frisson-in-progress I'm finally a little bit recuperated from the events detailed in my last post. Not all the way, though - I can't lie, that drive (a whole week ago now) really messed me up, to the point where I don't think I can go to Knitting Guild tonight because it's snowing today (not even… Continue reading hello, 2015
i wrote a pattern (or 4?) yesterday!
I finally had a Wednesday when I did not have any meetings scheduled with students, so I worked from home instead (Wednesday's the only day that I don't teach any classes, but it's still been filled with meetings this semester!). I didn't get a lot of "work" work done, but my mind was stuck on… Continue reading i wrote a pattern (or 4?) yesterday!
i made myself a hat!
And it isn't the Bronntanas hat I mentioned in a previous post - I actually ended up ripping that out, because the stitch pattern just didn't look good in the yarn I was using. No, instead, I made myself a "grown-up" version of the hat I've been making for M these last couple of years:… Continue reading i made myself a hat!
My "things to make" list is getting out ahead of me, I'm afraid, because I'm also plotting some sweaters in my beloved Beaverslide yarn. The first is an Elle Melle for M in the two colors of the 2-ply Sport/Sock weight yarn above. I was cleaning out my Ravelry queue awhile back (on one of… Continue reading more plotting…
catching up: maddy’s sweater
I finished M's sweater not terribly long after my last post - but these last few weeks ended up being pretty terrible, and included not one, but two separate trips to the hospital for me after succumbing to one of M's stomach bugs, and then another a little over a week later. That, and then… Continue reading catching up: maddy’s sweater
maddy’s sweater, humming along.
Take 3 of the current Maddy-sweater is working out nicely, though I think I actually OVER-estimated on the size this time around. Still, oversized is better than under-sized, so I'll take it! I described my plans for knitting this in my last post, but now you can hopefully see what I was talking about! I… Continue reading maddy’s sweater, humming along.
maddy’s sweater, take 3
After knitting most of the body on M's sweater, even past the point where I joined the top of the kangaroo pocket, I realized that I'd cast on the wrong number of stitches, and would have to rip it out. Again. So I did. And then I had an epiphany about the design, and realized… Continue reading maddy’s sweater, take 3
maddy sweater, take 2
In my last post, I mentioned that I might rip out the sweater I'd started knitting for M, after rediscovering my sketch from last year and wishing I'd used the construction method I'd originally planned. So here's Take 2: This time around, I used split hems, which meant knitting two garter bands flat and then… Continue reading maddy sweater, take 2
I started a new project this weekend: Awhile back, my friend Cathy sent me a couple of gorgeous skeins of Fleece Artist BFL Aran, and they happened to be a near-perfect match for the BFL Aran I'd knit my blue Cobblestone sweater form several years ago (I wear this sweater near constantly in the winter… Continue reading matchy matchy.
end of summer, and a new WIP
Well, it didn't take me long to get swatching for M's "Extra Yarn" sweater: I'm holding the yarn doubled, and using size 8 needles, and the fabric I'm getting has a very nice feel to it. It'll be a nice warm sweater, but still fairly drapey. After I had my gauge (4sts/inch exactly!), I did… Continue reading end of summer, and a new WIP
Madrigal has started really enjoying reading longer story books. I've read "The Cat in the Hat" (all 61 pages!) so many times at this point, I'm pretty sure I have it memorized. Same thing with "The Rainbow Fish". Another favorite book is this one: "Extra Yarn" was given to Madrigal by one of my local… Continue reading planning ahead
the wee sweater
I finally got around to sewing on ribbons for the closure, so now can declare the wee sweater an Officially Finished Object: Ravelry Project Page The Details: Pattern: my own, with the butterfly lace adapted from a motif in Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia book Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed LOFT, in "Blanket Fort" (a soft… Continue reading the wee sweater
I've been terrible about keeping this blog updated. I actually had big plans for posting in July, but then I lost most of the month to illness and another basement flood and, well, now it's August. So my thematically-relevant posts for July will just have to be regular old posts for August and c'est la… Continue reading recovering
I was hoping to be able to show off a nearly-finished wee wrap-sweater today, but then THIS happened last night: I was working away at the attached i-cord edging (I love attached i-cord!), when I got ever so slightly overly enthusiastic about tightening up the working yarn. By which I mean I yanked it. And,… Continue reading oops.
Hey, remember this post from over two years ago? No? That's ok, I kind of forgot about it, too! I'd intended, back then, to write up a post about the design process for Addie, my first non- self-published pattern, but the week that Twist Collective issue came out was also the week I found out… Continue reading Designing Addie