I'm thankful for family (two and four legged), friends, and a swift and ball winder this Thanksgiving. Have a lovely day.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
So, I finished the pieces of the grey sweater and thought vaguely about blocking them, and then looked at the back and the two fronts and thought--those all don't match.
The two fronts (it is a cardigan) are one length and the back is about two inches shorter.
So technically, the back WAS two inches shorter. What I did was pick up stitches along the bind off at the top and then just knit two more inches. Not sure what this means for the actual construction, but we'll see. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I saw this pattern on someone's blog--was it KathyB's?--and I thought it would be cool in a a color changing yarn. So I bought some--I think it is Lang?--and cast on for it last night. Being a lacey pattern on size 8s, it seems to be going very quickly. And I love watching the colors change.
You can see the ball in the background.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
This is from the new IK--in the magazine it is being knit in yellow.
It uses a chunky yarn but doesn't feel ski lodge chunky. It is going quite fast, is fun to knit and the pattern is quick to memorize, and so I call it a winner!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
One thing I've seen in catalogues that I really love is a garland of knitted mittens. I figure if I knit a few this year and then more next year then I can get a nice garland for 2014. So:
Thursday, November 14, 2013
In honor of the depressing grey foggy and drizzly weather we've been having, I'm finishing the grey sweater.
Well actually, as you know, there are two sweaters I want to start. I'm waiting for the yarn for the shrug so I'm trying to get the long grey sweater finished. Getting there! Then I'll have to start knitting some stuff with some color.
Comet looks so skinny in this picture, but rest assured she is a healthy pup!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Not sure why these don't look the same size because they are--the EXACT same size! Oh well. Anyway, these circle mitts are a fast and fun knit--interesting construction and only two ends per mitt to weave in.
My one recommendation is to write down exactly what you do for one mitt so you can replicate it for the second. Ask me how I know this is what you should do.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Well, guess what? The winter issue of IK has an entire SECTION of stuff I want to knit.
Of course, there is some not great stuff in this issue but I'm honestly quite thrilled with a decent IK! It helps that I love cables I guess!
Saturday, November 09, 2013
I would guess this sweater will be done before the end of the weekend. I have twelve rows left of Stockinette on the sleeve and then can do the cuff and then it will be done. I thought it would come together a bit more quickly but, oh well. I am kind of tired of it but looking at the picture I'm thinking "that looks pretty good."
I'm looking forward to doing some different things--namely hexipuffs and Christmas ornaments. And cowls and socks and mitts.