I finally finished it! It's beautiful and very warm and I love it. The best part is that it's still cold enough here to use it a few times before winter is over. This is also a good point for me to take a brief hiatus from the blog. I've got some major life event... Continue Reading →
Ok it's more of a coaster size than a full dishcloth, but it is functional. I just kept going until I ran out of yarn. It is actually a really good size for resting my phone on so it doesn't clatter on my desk.
I actually managed to finish it tonight! There was a little yarn left over, since I wanted to keep the two gray sections the same size. I am so happy with this little project. Now I have to decide what to use the other 3 skeins on!
It's finally done! Double knitting is a bit exhausting but it was fun to see the pattern get more and more complete every day. I'm still not sure what I'll end up using it for. I was thinking about turning it into a pillow cover but it would be a little sad to lose the... Continue Reading →
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.
Did I really say I was going to stop casting on new things? Because I guess what I meant is that I'm just going to keep starting new projects randomly all the time like I always do. I had to work today, and then came home and had to do shopping and packing for my... Continue Reading →
I got the second slipper all seamed up tonight and it looks great! The spouse likes the fit of these, but he’s reserving final judgement until it’s cold enough to actually wear them around for a while. I will probably end up adding some silicone to the bottoms to make them non-slip too. It feels... Continue Reading →
I finally made the time to wet block this shawl today. Now that I'm looking at this photo I keep seeing spots I should go back to add more pins, but overall I am very happy with this piece. This was some of the most expensive yarn I've used and it was a complete joy... Continue Reading →
I really like how this one turned out. It doesn't have the weird color pooling in the middle that the last one had. I'm pretty happy to be able to add this to the xmas gift pile!
After making a bunch of goals about finishing what I've started, of course today I cast on something entirely new. This is the "Almost Lost Washcloth". I got to learn two new techniques making this, yarn overs and short rows. It says something about how far I've come with my knitting that I made this... Continue Reading →
I worked on this a bunch yesterday while recovering from my Thanksgiving travels. Now it's done! The fit is a little bit tight but not horribly so. I was happy to find that the decrease section was very quick and easy. Double pointed needles scare me so I just used the magic loop method all... 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 →