It's all done! It was very snowy here today so I snuggled up with a cat and my knitting and finished binding off all those tiny stitches. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, and hopefully the person it's destined for will like it too.
This photo looks a lot like yesterday's, but this time about half of the stitches are off the needles. I'm doing a stretchy bind-off, which is great for making sure the top will fit over the coffee mug, but is twice as much work as a plain bind-off. That plus the teeny-tiny stitches were enough... Continue Reading →
I finished all the ribbing but I was too tired to bother binding off tonight. My life has been super busy and stressful lately and I am so thankful I've still been able to make time to spend at least a few minutes crafting every day. It has been amazing for helping me relax at... Continue Reading →
All done with the colorwork! There's just a few rows of ribbing left to go. This is a really nice little project and I'm constantly amazed at how fast it is going. I swear all this practice is eventually going to finally give me the nerve to start a pair of socks. Someday.
I'm more than halfway done now. You can really see the place where a new row starts, partly because I messed up the pattern slightly and partly because it's a bit stretched out there. I definitely need more practice knitting in the round, but that's what this project is for!
I made a bit of progress on this today. I got out of the ribbing and into the stranded colorwork section. Sometimes I feel like I'm tackling projects that are always slightly more advanced than I'm actually capable of, but that's how you learn I guess. Plus it's hard to get bored this way!
Well, after saying yesterday that I was going to stop casting on new projects until I finished something, of course I cast on a new project today. I'm making this coffee cozy as a gift. It's good practice for a sock too. I've never used knitting needles this tiny before and getting everything started was... Continue Reading →