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.)
Spring Break, heartbreak, c’est la vie.
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.
Gridlines sleeve progress!
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!
Gridlines body is finished!
I finished the body of Gridlines this morning while working from home! Hooray! I didn't end up having all that much knitting time this weekend, because I spent Saturday at a volunteer training, learning how to make calls and texts in support of Elizabeth Warren's campaign (eagle-eyed blog-readers may have noticed that I telegraphed my… Continue reading Gridlines body is finished!
I've joined the left front and back on Gridlines, so now I can actually pull it over my head! It's all bunched up on the needles on the left side, but it seems like the fit is going to be just what I'm aiming for. I'm still really enjoying the pattern. It's really intuitive (to… Continue reading Gridlines progress
I’ve got half a sweater!
I've finished the right half of the body on Gridlines: I'm really enjoying this pattern so far. The construction is quite clever and easy to customize, and it's just plain addictive with the slipped stitch/garter ridge grids. Just enough to keep me interested but doesn't demand every ounce of my attention because it's also quite… Continue reading I’ve got half a sweater!
While last summer was the summer of green handknits, this winter seems to be shaping up to the the winter of blues, as you'll see in just a bit. I've been feeling pretty blue, too - I still haven't recovered from the extended bout with pneumonia that started in November, and it's led me to… Continue reading bright blues
I hadn't intended to let the end of the year pass by without posting, but I've been sick with a particularly stubborn and difficult to treat case of pneumonia since November 26th, and am still working to recover, so there really hasn't been any energy for...just about anything, since my last post. But I have… Continue reading Hello, 2020.
Elle Melle (again!)
I started this new, bigger Elle Melle cardigan for M back in April, and then got distracted by my own projects this summer. But now it's finished, and it's a great replacement for her first Elle Melle, which she outgrew years ago! Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Elle Melle (with some modifications) Yarn: Harrisville Shetland in… Continue reading Elle Melle (again!)
Happy Halloween from Banana Girl! That's right, my kiddo wanted to be a BANANA for Halloween. The word "banana" has been her very favorite "verbal stim" - if you're not around neurodivergent people much, you might not know what that means, but basically, it was a word that felt really good to say, and she'd… Continue reading Halloween 2019!
I had some bright green Cascade 220 Superwash leftover from my Tric cardigan, and I had an idea: I always need knee-high socks to wear over my tights in the winter, so that my tall boots don't shred the tights. I also like having a pop of color that coordinates with my outfit, but finding… Continue reading leftover legwarmers
it’s a scarf!
Turns out, if you just keep knitting...scarves do eventually come to an end! Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Paris's Brioche Scarf Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in "Whale's Road" and Fibre Company Canopy Worsted in "Quetzal" Needles: size 4 Time to knit: 3.5 months I'm really thrilled with how it turned out - the colors ended up working… Continue reading it’s a scarf!
this is the scarf that never ends…
Yes it goes on and on my friends... I started knitting it not knowing... ....anything about 2-color brioche, and though it took awhile to get the hang of it, at this point, it's become basically automatic for me, which is awesome! (Ok, I gave up on making that fit the song!) The trouble is...there's still… Continue reading this is the scarf that never ends…
september sewing and other fun
Whew, what a whirlwind these last few weeks have been - the start of a new semester, followed by my daughter's first day of second grade, plus a whole lot of evening workshops that I needed to run...it's been a lot! But even though I've been too busy to make much happen on the crafty… Continue reading september sewing and other fun
When I finished Tric, I promised my daughter that I'd finish a sweater for her before I started another one for me, so I'm making good on my promise. Look, I finished a sleeve! I'm hoping I can have this Elle Melle finished in time for it to be part of the "Something to Wear"… Continue reading progress report!