Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Cove Continues

I'm worried that I'm not using enough yarn for this thing...


I'm about halfway through section 7 of the lacework now. I hope this sucker grows during blocking!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Holey Knits

You wouldn't know it, but I'm actually kinda accomplishing something lately.


I'm about halfway through the third lace pattern now (I'll update a picture once I've got decent light again. After the third lace pattern, comes the net weaving. and beading.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Teal Brambles

Well, it's done.

I do actually really enjoy doing cables. It's lovely to watch your work grow.


Even the crown shaping is meditative.



And the hat is a great example of why blocking is important. Right now, it looks like a beanie. Once arrangements are made for delivery the recipient, I'm going to block it. I'll post updates then!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Send Needles

Nothing like knitting up a project you've already knitted so many times that you can almost, almost, knit it by memory.


Knitty's Bramble Beret. This time in a teal blue.

Once this is over, I can knit up a shawl. Or some kilt hose. Or some other project that someone else has asked me to do.

I'm very much eying Knitty's Shipwreck Shawl. However, it requires about 6 different needle sizes. In a size cable I don't happen to own. Which is why I want a KnitPick interchangeable's set.

If you feel like buying me one, I may cry.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Off again

Well, I've started another project that's going to look awfully familiar:


Eh?

This little scarf is knit up using Knit Picks Chroma worsted, in Impressionist and Grey. Lovely colourways. It's such a simple pattern! It's a simple 1x1 rib, two rows of each colour, and the first and last stitch of every second row slipped. Easy Peasy! You can check it out on Ravelry

Lovely ball too:


Once this scarf is finished, I have a hat to knit, two pairs of kilt hose, and a shawl. Phew!

If I don't get a nice glamour shot of this scarf I just might kill the recipient and take it home. Just saying.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sunlit Lace



This shawl has been a labour of love since day one. Most times, it's very tough love. I'm not a patient person, and lacework really tests me. I've been working on this shawl for about 3 years now, and while it's limping along, it's getting somewhere.

WIP Wednesday, after all.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mushroom

There isn't much worse then knitting up a yarn you don't like. You have to use it, because someone gave it to you. You have to pretend to enjoy that knitting within earshot of said someone. Even though it's acrylic and you really do prefer wool, you have to knit that yarn.

Of course, it could be worse if you finished knitting said yarn into a hat, and realized that the bind-off that you used was tight enough that it now sits on your head like a neon pink mushroom cap.

Rip it, rip it, rip it.


I get by with a little help from my friends.

I can't wait to receive my KnitPicks order. I have to knit another striped scarf, another bramble hat, and 2 more sets of kilt hose. Of course, I'm receiving yarn for myself as well, but that project will have to wait till these are done.