I managed to complete a few projects in October even though I lost a bunch of time due to travel. I didn't meet many of my goals but I still feel like it was a pretty productive month for me. Completed in October: A gift shawl Some photos from my DC trip La Chocolatière Mitts... Continue Reading →
Hooray! I finished this up today. The photo doesn't give any sense of scale, but it's about the right size for a phone. It's not a bad design for something I made up out of desperation. The colors still make my head hurt, but at least I'm done. I might hold on to the mostly... Continue Reading →
I spent a little time with this scratchy mess again today. I think one more session and it will be long enough for my purposes. If I'm lucky I can get it done before my mom comes to visit later this week and then I can give it to her right away!
A while ago one of my twitterfriends pointed me toward the pattern for Fortune's Shawlette and I squirreled it away for a rainy day. Well that day is today. Or last night actually, because I couldn't wait. I have this lovely hand-dyed sparkle yarn from my local yarn shop that's been crying out for my... Continue Reading →
I finished my La Chocolatière fingerless gloves today. This was a very fun project and my only regret is that I won't be keeping them for myself!
As much as I complained about it, I can't quite bring myself to completely scrap this thing. I think I have another use for it that doesn't involve knitting an entire scarf. Unfortunately it does need to be at least a little bit longer before I can try out my idea, so I have a... Continue Reading →
One of the knitters I met last week in DC told me "life is too short to use bad yarn", and it could not be more true for this scratchy scarf. I have been gamely knitting away at it but there's not much joy to be found. Life is indeed too short. This thing is... Continue Reading →
The good news is I made a good amount of progress on this glove tonight. The bad news is I've run out of episodes of the Great British Baking Show to watch while I crochet. We have to wait a while still for more episodes to be released on Netflix. Any suggestions for a good... Continue Reading →
Had a rough, sick day today but I still got to enjoy working on these gloves for a little while. The zig-zags are so fun to make, they put a smile on my face even when I'm not feeling great. I really want to make a pair of these for myself in colors I like... Continue Reading →
I'm saving you from having to look at my sad scratchy scarf for another day. Instead I started on the other glove of my pair. I decided to mirror the colors as well as the zig-zag, just to keep them interesting. I'm hopeful this one will work up quickly since I know what I'm doing... Continue Reading →
My trip to DC was a success! I had a fantastic, exhausting time, met lots of amazing people, and even got a little bit of knitting done. In fact I met several other knitters who have had waaay more practice than me. Now I have new knitting goals. I took a few photos from my... Continue Reading →
I worked on my scratchy scarf a bit more today in-between packing for my trip. When I've been working on my double knit project I feel like I'm terribly slow, so it is fun to see the rows flying along when I'm doing simple garter stitch. I'll be out of town by the time you... Continue Reading →