Vampire Squid Blanket Pattern

I’m an Oceanographer, and although I don’t study squid, I do love them very much. The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is one of my favorite sea creatures. Maybe it says something about me, but when I saw people making mermaid tail blankets, my first thought was "I want that, but as a weird deep sea... Continue Reading →

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Colorwave Dishcloth started

I have my next sweater project all picked out, and it has been taking most of my willpower to keep from casting it on right away. However, the pattern I chose uses brioche, which I have never done. So I'm going to make a few small projects like this dishcloth to practice some of the... Continue Reading →

Lucky Socks progress (8)

Here's some more progress on my socks. I've finished the gusset and the foot is coming along nicely. My goal is to get these done in time for me to cast on a new pair sometime next week. I'm starting a new job soon and have a week of downtime before I start. In my... Continue Reading →

Wingspan progress (2)

I can't believe I haven't posted any updates on my Wingspan since October. I have added rows here and there but have not dedicated a lot of time to it consistently. Since it was one of my goals for the month, I worked on it a bit on Sunday. It really is a gorgeous pattern... Continue Reading →

Lucky Socks progress (7)

I worked on my socks a good bit over the weekend. Both heels are finished now, and I'm more than halfway through the gusset decreases. I actually split them onto two separate circulars for the first few rows of the gusset because that number of stitches feels a bit too crowded to me on a... Continue Reading →

FO Friday: Delightful Dishcloth

It's always nice to have a super quick project after coming down from making something big like my sweater. I started this dishcloth earlier in the week. I wanted something mindless that I could take with me to my first vaccine appointment. This filled that need perfectly, and I got more than half of it... Continue Reading →

Lucky Socks progress (6)

What a difference a couple days of mostly monogamous knitting can make. It feels really good to have such visible progress. The heel flap, heel turn, and gusset pick up for one sock are already done. Even after more than a dozen pairs of socks, turning a heel still feels a little bit like magic.... Continue Reading →

Lucky Socks progress (5)

I managed to just start the heel flap of one of my socks today. Normally I like to do both heel flaps at the same time. This time around I got lazy and didn't feel like pulling from both ends of the skein at once so I'm doing them in sequence. I went back and... Continue Reading →

Lucky Socks progress (4)

I'm finally getting back into the groove on these socks. Just like my previous pair, these took a back seat to my sweater for a while. Now I'm 10-ish rows away from the heel flap, and I'm ready to dig in and get them done.

Pull Me Over finished!!

It's all done and it barely took one month from start to finish! I finished the bind off on the second sleeve yesterday morning and then threw it in to soak. This yarn bled a ton, so much so that I eventually gave up on trying to get all the excess dye out. I soaked... Continue Reading →

Pull Me Over progress (7)

I finished one sleeve! I used up every bit of yarn I could, and ended up with a pretty reasonable 3/4-length sleeve. If I had made the body as long as the pattern called for I probably would have had to do very short or cap sleeves instead. I've been trying it on constantly and... Continue Reading →

April 2021 Goals

Even though it feels like all I've been working on in March has been my sweater, I've actually made quite a few different things this month. Completed in March: Tea Towel - knitCranberry Scones - bakingCaraway Soda Bread - bakingEasy as Pie Dishcloth - knitSt. Paddy's Hat - knit1986 Socks - knit Current WIPs: Wingspan... Continue Reading →

Lucky Socks progress (3)

I've made a little progress on my socks, but once again I'm more focused on finishing a sweater than working on socks. I'm looking forward to knitting these more once my sweater is done. I really love the look and feel of this yarn. It is going to be hard for me to knit more... Continue Reading →

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