I finished the cuffs and decided on a 3x1 rib for the leg. It gives a bit of extra stretch and visual interest without being too fancy. Now my next decision will be what kind of heel to do. I'm partial to a heel flap and gusset, but I have also been wanting to try... Continue Reading →
I have made a little progress on this since my last post about it. Crochet causes me a bit of joint pain so I try to only do it in moderation. I really love the look of the Tunisian crochet and want to speed through this project, but I'll just have to keep taking my... Continue Reading →
I've been making tons of socks this year but I still haven't made socks for anyone but myself. When I realized that, I decided I needed to make a pair for my Dad. Hopefully these will be ready by xmas, but I'm not putting myself under too much pressure. I also don't have a pattern... Continue Reading →
I started this dishcloth while I was visiting my Dad this weekend. He always comments on how neat it is to watch me make "something out of nothing" when I am knitting. I enjoy having something to do with my hands while we are chatting or watching TV. We've officially reached dishcloth saturation in our... Continue Reading →
I finally stopped delaying and started knitting on this shawl again. I had barely touched it since I started back in July! In these photos you can see where I was on Friday, and the progress I've made since then. This project is using a very intimidating 1200 yd cake of yarn, which is why... Continue Reading →
I had a tiny bit of yarn leftover from my round of dishcloth making, and I couldn't bear to throw it out so I started this and finished it off with some more dishie in a different colorway. I like to use these mini-sized version of dishcloths as coasters.
Yep, I definitely understand why this pattern is so popular. While I still like the look of the circular dishcloths a bit better, this one is so much faster and easier to knit. They are perfect for stress-free gift knitting. I see many more of these in my future.
I decided that before I get back to knitting big projects I wanted to finish off this ball of Dishie Multi yarn. For all the dishcloths I've knitted up, I've never made the classic "Grandmother's Favorite" so I thought that would be fun. I looked up the pattern and ended up swapping to this one... Continue Reading →
They're done! I actually finished these up late yesterday. I'm so in love with the way they turned out. This is definitely my favorite of the Blue Brick sock club colorways so far. The gradient is beautiful and it worked up really well with the Hermione's Everyday Socks pattern. It was fun looking back and... Continue Reading →
I got almost as much knitting done over the weekend as I was hoping. Now I am just one or two rows away from starting the toes. Toes usually go very quickly for me, except for the graft at the end. That means these should be finished by tomorrow or Wednesday, unless I get distracted... Continue Reading →
I'm still missing a day of posting here or there because my knitting mojo is just not quite back to normal. I did get a bit of knitting done later last night while watching some TV. I've finished the gusset decreases and am on the smooth sailing of the foot, but still haven't reached the... Continue Reading →
I got plenty of progress on these again today. Both heels are now done and I am into the gusset. I'm having some trouble getting my camera to pick up the true colors of this yarn. The photo makes it look like I'm already into the blue but it is still very purple in fact.... Continue Reading →