I currently have 3 different yoked sweaters in the works...well, two in the works and one still in yarn form, but definitely next up in the queue! Let's start with the one that's furthest along...my Tensho sweater! I'm about halfway through the yoke chart now, and I love the way it looks in the combination… Continue reading yokestravaganza!
...of the commissioned Vahtralehed cardigan: All that remains is the button-bands, and then it'll be truly finished. I noticed a couple of typos while following my own pattern, in the yoke -nothing major, but I'll be updating the pattern to take care of them, regardless. Thankfully, Ravelry makes it very easy to make sure everyone… Continue reading nearing the end…
I think I'm going to try to make a habit of writing here every Wednesday. It's my work-at-home day, which means I can actually make some time for it! So, what have I been up to lately? Well, I voted yesterday: Suffice it to say, I am NOT a happy camper today, despite the gorgeous… Continue reading wednesdays are for blogging?
I finally had a chance to get a little bit caught up, and am now able to make good on my promise to release the pattern before the end of October, if only just barely! The name "Vahtralehed" comes from the Estonian for "maple leaves"; I wanted the title of the pattern to reflect the… Continue reading Vahtralehed pattern, now available!
I've been knitting like a fiend the last couple of days, and have knit enough to reach the point where I realized, on the first time around, that I had 4 too many stitches in the body. My "break" (between the class I was teaching, and the pedagogy class I'm taking in preparation for the… Continue reading making up lost time
Today would be Elizabeth Zimmermann's 100th birthday. Like so many other knitters, I am indebted to her genius, and her willingness to teach, share, and encourage us to be fearless, thoughtful knitters. Her books were a primary source of information and inspiration when I began to embark on the process of knitting sweaters for myself.… Continue reading In Appreciation of Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yep, that's right. Even with the bajillion or so projects I currently have on the needles, and the start of a new semester, I have, in fact, managed to finish a project. Woohoo! Here are the details: Pattern: February Baby Sweater, from EZ's Almanac Knit for: our soon-to-be-born niece Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, in… Continue reading hey, look, I finished something!
I figure today's as good a day as any to debut my newest sweater: I've tentatively named this design "Haapsalu Autumn", Haapsalu being the town in Estonia from which the nupp/lace motifs that inspired the maple leaf design came. Here are the details: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: My own, inspired by the Haapsalu style lace… Continue reading happy fall, y’all.
I don't have a whole lot to say, but since Thursdays are my "work at home" day, I actually have a chance to write on the blog, so I figured I'd take advantage of it. The semester is moving along at a steady clip, and I'm pretty much constantly on the edge (well, over the… Continue reading just a quick update
Why hello there, blog! I just cannot seem to find the time to update this thing more often than about once every 1-2 weeks. Oh well. In the time since I last wrote, I've survived a couple of symphony rehearsals and a variety of scheduling nightmares, answered endless emails from students in the class I'm… Continue reading i heart nupps
I finished reading everything on my comps list at the beginning of the week. Since my exam doesn't start until Monday, that meant getting a little under a week for putting my notes and thoughts together, and most importantly, resting and relaxing before the big event. The day I finished my last reading, I spent… Continue reading nupps!
As is probably obvious to anyone who has read this blog for awhile (or who knows me well in real life), once I've found something I like, I tend to...well, I tend to obsess a bit. I mean, look at me and yoked sweaters! But this post isn't about yoked sweaters (though there is a… Continue reading just can’t get enough.
Holy cow, Stripes! is popular...every time I check on Ravelry, even more people have made it a favorite and more people have commented. I totally didn't expect that! Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments on my last post...I'm trying to respond to each of them, but have been crushingly busy this week. Several people have… Continue reading a pattern/tutorial?
Two days ago, I finally used up the first skein of Cascade Eco Wool, only inches shy of finishing the yoke on Stripes!, and had to ball up a new skein. The yardage is insane! By yesterday, I was furiously finishing Stripes!, ripping and reknitting the collar three times until I was happy with the… Continue reading stripes!!
...I could just be knitting and knitting on Stripes!. But alas, this has been one heck of a busy week, and I've got a full day of work to do today, and then packing, and then we leave before the crack of dawn tomorrow morning to fly down to Albuquerque. So the knitting is not… Continue reading wishing…