I started this project over the weekend while I was waiting for my Countdown Cardi swatch to dry. I just couldn't stand having empty needles. The pattern seems to be very nice and clear, and I am looking forward to learning 2-color brioche. Unfortunately I am not loving the yarn I chose. This is yarn... Continue Reading →
Kraken Cowl finished!
I hope you had a lovely xmas if you celebrate it! I have been enjoying some time off this week, and have used that time to finish this cowl! The colors are not quite as high contrast as I would prefer, but you can definitely still see the image in the colorwork. I also realized... Continue Reading →
Kraken Cowl progress
This cowl is just flying along. I am still not the most confident colorwork knitter, but I can definitely see how far I've come from some of my earlier attempts. Now I have a nice week-long break from work, so I should have no problem finishing this before the end of the year! Happy Holidays!
Kraken Cowl started!
Friends, I am weak. I was making such good progress on my sweater, not knitting on anything else for a few days. Then suddenly I was gripped with a need to cast on something new. This is a pattern I've had my eye on for a long time, and I finally got the nerve to... Continue Reading →
It’s That Fast Cowl finished!
Cowl complete! This one felt way faster than the previous cowl, probably because of the bulky yarn. I really enjoyed the pattern and love the texture it creates in the cowl. I have a little over a skein of this yarn left, so I will likely adapt a hat to use this same texture to... Continue Reading →
It’s That Fast Cowl progress
This cowl is coming along nicely. You can see I've about doubled the length of it since yesterday. I continue to really enjoy how this pattern looks interesting and yet is incredibly easy to memorize. Most likely one or two more days will be enough to finish this project at this rate. Work has entered... Continue Reading →
It’s That Fast Cowl started
I've started another cowl for my spouse. This time I'm using the bulky version of this Hobbii yarn and it is knitting up super quick. If I can focus on it for another day or two I should be able to get it done in a hurry. While I don't love knitting with acrylic, I... Continue Reading →
Simple Cowl finished!
I got it done before the weekend! The spouse tried it on and liked it, although if I make another he might prefer it a little more snug. It came out very cozy and I am really happy with the acrylic yarn I used. The only complaint I had is that it's so fluffy it... Continue Reading →
Simple Cowl progress (3)
I only got a few rows done on this cowl in the last couple days. I had some dental work done this week and I've been tired and sore and not much in the mood for knitting. Hopefully as I keep feeling better my knitting mojo will return. There's not much left to do on... Continue Reading →
Simple Cowl progress (2)
I got quite a lot of the body of this cowl done over the weekend. The stockinette sure goes way faster than the ribbing does. There's just a few more inches to go and then I'll be back to ribbing again. This project is going very quickly but it is not the most exciting thing.... Continue Reading →
Simple Cowl progress
I finished the ribbing on this cowl and have just started into the main body. This pattern is extremely simple, plain stockinette, so it is perfect tv knitting. I would like to get this done ASAP so the spouse can wear it right away, but that means taking time away from my sweater knitting. It's... Continue Reading →
Simple Cowl started
Sorry about the lack of post yesterday. I finished weaving in all of the ends on my Hex Blanket but didn't have time to take a photo and post it. Now that such a huge project is behind me I have more mental space to think about new things. I decided to make my first... Continue Reading →