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 →
Tonight I worked on this slipper a little bit. I had to learn how to change colors for the first time. I don't count the double knitting as changing colors since they both get cast on at the same time. Luckily changing colors in knitting is much less confusing than in crochet, so it was... Continue Reading →
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 didn't finish much in November, but I made a lot of progress on a lot of different projects. I'm pleased overall, even if I didn't hit most of my goals for the month. Completed in November: A cool-looking hat A pizza from scratch Another pizza Current WIPs: Giant red blanket – crochet Gipsy Avenger... Continue Reading →
Worked on this scarf a little bit more tonight. The fancy cables look a lot less fancy from the back side. I have this chronic problem where I get far enough into a project that it no longer feels like I'm learning something new, and then I suddenly want to stop and make something else.... Continue Reading →
I am back from my holiday travels. Between all the time in the car and some quiet time with family I got a lot of work done on this scarf. Now I've had lots of practice with cables and I think I actually enjoy them!
We're driving to visit my in-laws for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I thought I had a good car project ready to go with my crochet shawl, but I had to change plans. The spouse is allergic to wool, and to make sure he's not trapped in a car all day with a bunch of allergens, I had... Continue Reading →
Ok ok, I know it's not the most exciting thing, but it is pretty exciting to me. I've only knitted a few items, and none of them had any increases or decreases. Sitting here at my computer with all of YouTube to teach me, I learned what ssk and k2tog mean. I'm slowly getting to... Continue Reading →
I was so positive yesterday about this hat, and today I had a mini disaster. I was pulling the red yarn so I could carry it up the back, and I ended up pulling it right apart. I think I managed to salvage it and hopefully got it secured. I also got flustered and I... Continue Reading →
My parents just got back from a trip to Ireland, and they brought me back about 150g of this Irish wool. I decided to try to make a hat out of it. I'm already doing much better than my last attempt at knitting in the round. The pattern looks nice and is fairly simple, but... Continue Reading →
I got another row of double knitting done today. It's weird how long it takes me to do even one row on this project. I'm just too slow and unsure of myself learning this new technique, plus I have to keep checking the chart. Maybe I should have done a couple more easier projects before... Continue Reading →