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!
I had a busy week, going back to my regular schedule of classes and meetings and whatnot, so I didn't find any time to post last week. Which is really quite alright, since I wouldn't have had much to post about. The one and only thing I am working on, crafting-wise, is the shawl for… Continue reading penultimate shawl post
I totally wore myself out with my spinning escapades this morning (it doesn't take much to totally wear me out right now, though), so I barely have the energy to write a blog post, but I'm just so giddy about this that I have to post something: I made useable yarn! This morning (day four… Continue reading ridiculously proud.
Last night, I added about 20 rows to the Shetland Garden shawl, and it's looking gorgeous: The rows just keep getting longer and longer, but I don't really mind. I'm really loving the yarn/needle/pattern combination here, it just makes my hands so happy. And I'm truly amazed by how quickly I'm starting to learn to… Continue reading the shawl, it grows
A couple days ago, I started over on my future sister-in-law's shawl using fingering weight yarn instead of laceweight, and I'm very pleased with the results: My fingers are so much happier with the fingering weight yarn, and I was able to reach the point where I'd given up on the laceweight version in less… Continue reading Hey, I don’t hate lace!
Sit down for a moment (er, you're probably already doing that, really, since you're reading a blog and all, but play along with me here!), because I'm about to say something rather shocking: I think the primary reason I'm not knitting more on my soon-to-be sister-in-law's shawl is because I don't like the yarn. Don't… Continue reading coming to a realization…
Yeah, it's Socktoberfest, but there's more than just socks on my needles. My poor non-sock projects just haven't gotten much blog-love lately! The picture up top is my progress on my dad's Escheresque mittens...about 1 inch of cuff. It doesn't look like much, but remember, it's 104 stitches on 00 dpns, so it's rather slow… Continue reading things that are not socks
For anyone who would like to see our house, I've put some photos up on flickr. There's obviously still a lot of unpacking to be done! But I haven't been feeling particularly up to doing much of it, so it will probably be quite awhile before we are truly settled in. So, it's a new… Continue reading new house, new month, new project(s)