So, I promised a post about this sweater, but it’s not an FO post. See, after finishing the sweater, and blocking it, I realized that the sleeves just...don’t fit right. They’re not awful, but they’re just a little too big at the underarm, and end up being a little awkwardly loose throughout the sleeve. They… Continue reading If it’s not working, fix it.
Thanks to a kind stranger on Ravelry sending me her leftovers of the Oceanwindknits BFL, I was able to make full-length sleeves on my Honeydew, and I'm thrilled with it! Ravelry Project Page (warning: I've reverted to "Classic" view because the new design is painful to the point of being unusable for me; please don't… Continue reading Honeydew is finished!
So, I didn't end up working any more on Honeydew, but I did do quite a bit with the sweater of my own design that I'm making with my Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire mega-skein. In fact, I've already finished the pocket AND started the first sleeve! I'm quite pleased with the fit so far!… Continue reading done with the pocket, on to the sleeves!
At the end of my last post, I shared a this picture: The yarn I'm holding there is an extra partial skein of the Oceanwindknits BFL sock yarn that a kind person on Ravelry sent to me. See, I'd measured the yarn I had left before starting the sleeves, and it became clear as I… Continue reading sweater(s) status report
So much has happened since the last time I posted. What to make of it all? Well, it's been a long time coming, that much I know. I do have knitting updates to share, but before I do that, I have thoughts to share, because what is happening right now in my country is much… Continue reading a long time coming.
We finally broke down and bought a printer, because life without access to one was getting awfully tricky. Among the other things made possible with the printer was the ability to print sewing patterns. And so I've joined the ranks of those sewing masks during this pandemic. A friend of ours made us some of… Continue reading Making masks
Thanks to various Zoom meetings last week, I was able to knit quite a bit on Honeydew - and by the end of the week, I'd finished the body! I really like the way the shoulder seams are joined with a centered double decrease - it creates a really nice-looking detail: Then, over the weekend,… Continue reading Honeydew progress!
I promised a separate post about my next sweater, so here you go! The next project on my needles is... ...Honeydew, the cover pattern from Laine 8. When I saw the pictures of this in the magazine, I couldn't get out of my head how beautiful it would look in an icy blue color. And… Continue reading My next project: Honeydew!
Well, my intention to post weekly updates on how we're doing during this pandemic kind of fell apart after week 3. We're now two months in; it's been that long since I've left my house to do anything other than walk around the neighborhood, and I haven't even done that much of that, because we've… Continue reading Wardie is finished!
Well, I think week 3 (which in terms of my own isolation, is actually week 4, since I worked from home during my university's Spring Break) is where I crack a bit. This week was just SO MUCH harder than the first two; trying to balance teaching my classes with "homeschooling" my kid, while also… Continue reading social distancing: week 3 report
This past week was the start of online teaching at my university. Because I teach a mostly-international student population, and also have students whose homes do not have reliable internet connections, I've been working to create "asynchronous" modules for them to complete when they can. And I'm "homeschooling" my kid. It's...a lot. I thought I'd… Continue reading social distancing: week 2 report
Well, in my last post, I said I thought we were headed towards school closures, and indeed, we were. So we spent last week holed up in our house, all three of us; my husband I were working from home, and our daughter was schooling from home. It was...a lot. I've been working to set… Continue reading social distancing: week 1 report
It turns out I did finish my sweater over Spring Break, as predicted...though nothing else has gone according to plan. My university has told all of the students to stay home, or go home, and we have been thrust into online teaching in order to contribute to flattening the curve through social distancing. It was… Continue reading I have a new sweater! (And everything else is chaos.)
It's "Spring Break" for my university, which means that I can work at home all week. If you thought "Spring Break" meant "not working", you clearly don't know any professors! But it will be a bit more chill, which I'm super grateful for, because goodness gracious, I could use a break. I've finished the first… Continue reading Spring Break, heartbreak, c’est la vie.
I haven't had a ton of time to knit this week, but I've made a bit of progress on the first sleeve on Gridlines! It's kind of slow going, though. I mean, for one thing, it's a sweater knit in sock yarn, so even at the somewhat loose gauge, there are a lot of stitches… Continue reading Gridlines sleeve progress!