I’ve dabbled in colorwork a little bit in the past, knitting up little swatches of fair isle or striping, but I’ve never attempted to incorporate colorwork into a project. Colorwork kind of terrifies me, to be honest. I’m afraid to ruin a perfectly good project and hours of labor because I’ve made it halfway through… Continue reading I love duplicate stitch!
Even though I told myself that I wouldn’t make handmade Christmas gifts this year, I ended up making some anyway. As before, I wanted to share them here since I’m really happy with how they came out. First, I made several bath poufs for my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law. I packaged them with some facial masks,… Continue reading Christmas 2016
Time to check another item off my must-knit list: the Reyna shawl by Noora Laivola! I actually finished this all the way back in August. But I’ve worn it loads since then, and I am super happy with how it turned out! This was my first attempt at doing any kind of lacy, complicated work.… Continue reading FO: Reyna shawl
Thanks to Ravelry, I became aware that my yarn stash was out of control. Ever since I started knitting, I’ve kept track of all my projects, yarn, and other supplies on there so every bit of yarn that I’ve collected goes straight into my stash page. And it’s… it’s pretty bad right now. But Ravelry… Continue reading FO: Masonry Mitts
I am so unbelievably excited to say that I’m working on this project! I’ve mentioned it before in several entries, but I don’t think I ever told y’all that this was the pattern that made me want to knit socks in the first place. So successfully working on it now makes me feel like I’ve… Continue reading WIP: Hermione’s Everyday Socks
I’ve been terrible about keeping up with my FOs! I don’t have very good lighting in my house so I can only take pictures of my projects during certain times of the day. I’d love to have a lighting set-up eventually, but for now I have to limit my photo shoots to the few precious… Continue reading FOs: Lightsaber popsicle hilts + coffee cup cozies + moar
I keep telling myself that I should only have two projects going at a time, one knit and one crochet, to keep myself from feeling overwhelmed. Needless to say I’ve been terrible at sticking to this! I can’t help that I immediately start a new project when I see a cool new pattern, especially if… Continue reading Almost caught up!
I’ve managed to almost finish one for realsies sock without any major mess-ups! I turned the heel, picked up stitches, and joined the gusset flawlessly. I even tried the sock on last night; it fit me almost perfectly. The only problem is this pair was supposed to be for my dad. Oops? I’m starting to… Continue reading Do you know a Bigfoot?
Happy new year, all! I just wanted to put that out there before I start this entry in earnest. Yes, I know it’s been almost two weeks since New Years Day. Yes, I have been terribly slow at putting out entries over the past few weeks. Luckily things are quieting down after the holiday rush… Continue reading Christmas Throwback
When I last posted, I talked about the problems I was having with sock knitting. I’ve been using Kate Atherley’s cuff down training sock pattern and ran into some trouble with the gusset and rejoining after the heel turn. After my last failure, I frogged my unfinished sock and started over. Honestly, I don’t know… Continue reading I did the thing!