Much like the first Wardie I made, the seaming on this sweater nearly broke me, but the end result is worth it! Project Details:Pattern: Wardie, from Ysolda TeagueYarn: Rauma Finullgarn in color 4886, 7 skeinsNeedles: Size 3 and Size 5Time to knit: About 2 months I knew what to expect this time around, since it… Continue reading Magenta Wardie is finished!
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be able to make my own wardrobe, and the more I learn about unsustainable practices in the fashion industry, the more interested I am in creating more of my clothes by hand. I obviously have the knitwear side of the equation pretty well figured out, but… Continue reading I sewed things!
And these are indeed Hard Times for Soft Hearts like mine. We've been living with this pandemic for 10 months. The numbers of COVID cases and deaths just keep rising, and seem likely to only rise further as we move more deeply into the post-holiday surge. We're not vaccinating fast enough. And on Wednesday, while… Continue reading Well, now it’s 2021.
I really enjoyed the process of making my first Wardie cardigan (which, holy crap, was actually towards the beginning of this year, which feels like an entire lifetime ago), and the style really suits me, so I knew I wanted to make at least one more of them. And for some reason, my mind would… Continue reading Another Wardie cardigan – but this time, bright magenta!
I mentioned in my last post that I've been working on some smaller projects. In particular, what I've been working on are some little stuffed stars, using leftovers from my Willow Cowls. It started out as just a little "doodle" with yarns to test out an idea, and then I got hooked! I'm currently in… Continue reading How to make a star
I'm drowning in end-of-semester paper feedback (still have 14 10-15 page research papers to give feedback on before Tuesday!) and just complete and utter burnout after what is without a doubt the hardest semester of teaching I have ever done, but I do have some knitting updates to share. I finished my grey cardigan! Project… Continue reading The grey cardigan is finished!
Uncertainty is not something I cope well with. But this is where we find ourselves. I made myself go to bed last night, because I knew we wouldn't know anything useful for quite awhile, and not sleeping wasn't going to make facing that reality any easier. And I actually did manage to sleep, mostly thanks… Continue reading into the Unknown
Well, there sure is a lot going on right now in the world, and everyday life is completely and utterly overwhelming, too, but look, I finished a sweater! https://flic.kr/p/2jNGg6k (Photo credit goes to my daughter!) Here are the details! Pattern: Ravelston, from Ysolda TeagueYarn: Hillesvåg Sølje in DongeriblåNeedles: Sizes 2 and 3Time to knit: a… Continue reading Ravelston is finished!
In my head, sewing is "quicker" than knitting, because it's not like you have to make the fabric from scratch! But really...it's not, at least, not for me. But after a solid month of working a little bit each weekend, I now have a piece of clothing that I made all by myself that's actually… Continue reading I sewed something wearable!
We're now two weeks into fall semester at my university, and so far, online teaching is going well. I think I'm pretty good at it, and I'm really enjoying the sense of camaraderie amongst the students in all 3 of my classes, just figuring out how to be good to each other in these strange… Continue reading So much of everything
Right now I have not one, but TWO projects on the needles using wool from the Norwegian mill, Hillesvåg: one is in the fingering-weight Sølje, and the other in the DK-weight Tinde. Longtime readers of my blog will know my love for "wooly" yarns; I've got nothing against the super smooth soft yarns, but my… Continue reading Isn’t it good, Norwegian WOOL
I finished knitting my heavily-modified Caesura V tank this weekend! https://flic.kr/p/2jtj3NS Here are the details! Pattern: Caesura V, from Åsa TricosaYarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, just about exactly 3 skeinsGauge (different from pattern): 6sts/9rows per inch on size 5 needlesTime to knit: 2 weeks By the way, if the formatting on that set of details… Continue reading Caesura V is finished!
Since finishing my daughter's green vest, I've been working on a few projects, and I'm currently waiting for a lesson I recorded to upload to Panopto, so what better time to update the knitting blog? https://flic.kr/p/2jnNbTW Of course, one of the projects I've been up to hasn't been knitting-related at all - I've made us… Continue reading What I’ve been up to
I finished M's vest yesterday, and she loves it! Pattern: from my brainYarn: Rowan Soft Lux from over a decade ago in "Gigli"Needles: Size 7Time to knit: 9 days :) The weather right now is brutally hot, but M gamely suited up in a long-sleeved shirt to model her new sparkly green vest outside! The… Continue reading A sparkly green vest for M!
One exciting thing to witness during this time of being stuck at home together has been my kid's burgeoning interest in knitting. She's discovered that she can knit while listening to podcasts, just like mama! And all of that knitting has had some pretty big results - she finished her first project! She turned the… Continue reading knitting for, and with, my kid!