I finished my second Wiggle Mitt this morning, and could not help but take a picture doing jazz-hands, because I am, in fact, a dork: I love them. They're so soft and snuggly and warm, and I haven't taken them off since I put them on, the second after I wove in the last end.… Continue reading Wiggle Mitts!
My blocking wire kit arrived yesterday, and I took advantage of being able to work from home today to block Icarus this morning. The results? Gorgeous. I am so in love with my new shawl. Before I overwhelm y'all with more photos, here are the details: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Icarus Shawl, by Miriam Felton,… Continue reading Icarus, complete.
le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Epilogue!
Thanks to my husband happening upon the appropriate sort of card reader in our lab while he was at work today, I'm actually able to share with you, complete with photos... Epilogue On Saturday, we took my parents up to Lake Ontario, since they had not seen it except for a few minutes the last… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Epilogue!
Well, the weather did not oblige me, and decided to be stormy today despite my desire to go up to the beach to take pictures of my newest handknit sweater. Oh well. I made the best of things, and settled on our still-pretty (if crazily overgrown) backyard for the purpose of photographing myself wearing it:… Continue reading Syncopated Ribs!
I am feeling slightly less like death-on-a-stick than I was the last time I posted, thanks to spending most of this week in bed. Not the most exciting thing I've ever done, but it was worth it for the sake of not getting even sicker. And hey, I did some knitting, while I was at… Continue reading better
I made it home in one rather bedraggled piece a couple of days ago, and found some new roses had bloomed for me. Isn't that one lovely? Thanks to the disaster that was my return trip (which I feel sort of horrible for complaining about, since the whole reason it was a disaster was because… Continue reading back home
I’ve gone cowl-crazy
I've been laid up most of the day with an iontophoresis patch on my back (delivering steroids totally non-invasively!), which makes it a bit difficult to move around because the tape doesn't let my spine bend all that much. Maybe it was just seeing all of the cowls pop up in my flickr-friends' photostreams this… Continue reading I’ve gone cowl-crazy
As promised, an FO post
I finished the Sienna Cardigan (a very Project Spectrum-appropriate knit!) earlier today (after a marathon session of seaming and end-weaving...oy, now I remember why I love knitting sweaters in the round!), and we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and walk up to Highland Park (which is essentially in our neighborhood, lucky us!).… Continue reading As promised, an FO post
first signs of spring
I've totally made up for my failure with FIRE, since it's day 2 of EARTH and I already have a finished project! I was suddenly taken by an urge to knit a pair of Saartje's Bootees, and had the perfect spring-green yarn leftover from a pair of socks, so I cast on last night and… Continue reading first signs of spring
I'm working from home today, so I took the opportunity to block the shawl. The final few rows nearly killed me, I think (a cast-off that requires you to essentially knit every stitch twice, when there are a good 450 stitches in the row...well, it takes awhile). But now that it's all pinned out...holy crap,… Continue reading it’s blocking!