I've tried to make a little bit of time for knitting in the evenings in the past week, and my reward is a finished swatch! This one is in Brooklyn Tweed's LOFT, in the color Foothills, and it features a butterfly motif from Nancy Bush's "Knitted Lace of Estonia" book. I love looking at Estonian… Continue reading swatching…
A rare mid-week post from me, but I'm so excited I can't help but share: Having my in-laws visit this past weekend gave me a lot more time than I'd normally have for knitting, and it paid off! After finishing Maddy's Vahtralehekesed, I turned my attention to the shawl collar of my second Garter Rib… Continue reading Almost finished.
I finished Maddy's cardigan, which I will for now call "Vahtralehekesed" (thanks to Katrin for the translation of "baby maple leaves" on one of my previous posts!): It fits (but without much room for growth), so she'll almost certainly be wearing this at Rhinebeck! I'm really pleased with how well it worked out, especially since… Continue reading things i make for maddy: baby maple leaf cardigan!
Wow, Sunday sure rolled around fast! We've had a really rough week - poor Madrigal finally succumbed to the nasty, nasty cold that Andrew and I have been struggling with for two weeks now. Add in teething and being on the verge of walking (seriously, she's already taken a few independent steps!), and we're not… Continue reading yoked
I've got to come up with some sort of rhythm and routine for writing here, or else I'm just never going to do it now that I'm back to teaching and am just so busy all of the time. So I'm thinking I'll try to post on Sundays. You might remember that I previously declared… Continue reading sundays are for blogging?
...my progress on Maddy's mini-Vahtralehed, and my new haircut, too: I really need to come up with a better name than "mini-Vahtralehed" for this cardigan. I should look up what "sapling" is in Estonian - that'd probably be a cute name for a diminutive version of Vahtralehed, yeah? Knitting a baby sweater at 6sts/inch turns… Continue reading showing off…
I'm still working on the Garter Rib cardigan. Shawl-collared sweaters are deceptive little beasts - you finish the body and you think you're almost done, but no no, you've still got a giant button-band/collar to work up! But progress is progress and I'll finish it soon. At least, I hope I will. I'll be teaching… Continue reading plotting
First: Thank you for all of your kind, compassionate comments on my last post. I know it is a very difficult topic to think and talk about, but I also know that my brother and his wife deeply appreciate knowing that their children are remembered, and that their losses are acknowledged rather than pushed aside.… Continue reading the return of garter rib
This is the story of two tiny sweaters, for two tiny sisters... ...but it really starts with this sweater for their older brother. If you've followed my blog for awhile, you might have noticed that I mentioned, in that post I just linked to, knitting for a "niecephew-to-be", and then never followed up on it.… Continue reading knitting to remember them.
These have actually been finished for 3 weeks, I've just not been able to find the time to take pictures and blog about them until recently. Oh, life. It's been totally crazy lately. Anyway, the Maddypants, they are finished: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: from my head Yarn: BC Garn Semilla DK (one skein each in… Continue reading things i make (and design!) for maddy: even more maddypants!
The teensy swatch from my last post has grown up to be this: No, it isn't a pair of handknit granny panties (I love wool, but I don't love wool THAT much!)...it's a diaper cover for Maddy, minus the leg and waist ribbing. I decided I wanted to knit her a pair of wool shorts… Continue reading maddypants in progress
I did a bit of swatching this weekend: Just good old garter stitch. I have an idea for how make a pair of wool "shorts" somewhat like the storebought ones that I love (Disana Wool Soakers) with minimal seams, and am trying it out with some organic wool that was sent to me by a… Continue reading something new…
...and it turned out even cuter than I could possibly have imagined: I'm so pleased with this little sweater I can hardly contain myself. All of the little details I planned from the beginning came together so perfectly, which doesn't always happen. What a relief that it did, given how little time I've got before… Continue reading something’s blocking…
Yesterday, I wasn't feeling so well, and so I pretty much just knit and did a bit of light housecleaning. I'm determined to have a sweater knit for my little one before they make their arrival, and so I decided to tackle babyStripes! once again: I decided awhile ago that I should rip out the… Continue reading babyStripes! is back in action
My favorite WIP Works-in-Progress. I've got a lot of them, but they're mostly not of the crafty variety! I've got so much on my plate right now that it's a little bit tough to keep up with the blogging side of things. There's of course the baby stuff, and the post-flooding stuff, and the start… Continue reading WIPs