Yarn tricks

I've been winding my yarn into cakes for a while now. However, it was only recently that I discovered this particular trick of putting the cake into a ziploc bag. It is so simple and obvious I'm not sure why I didn't do it sooner. It keeps the cake from wobbling around as I pull,... Continue Reading →


Among the Trees progress (2)

It is very hard to photograph unblocked lace. Good thing the yarn is pretty to look at even if my knitting looks like a mess. I've done enough now that I am starting to be able to "read" the lace and understand what the pattern wants me to do. I want to keep up the... Continue Reading →

Among the Trees progress

I made a bunch of progress. The lace is still very tricky to me but I think I am starting to get the hang of it. I got to figure out how to make nupps. I will definitely be using the crochet hook method, it seems way more sane than trying to knit through 7... Continue Reading →

Lace scarf cast on!

I got a little excited about my beautiful blue yarn from Incyanity, and actually cast on a few days ago even though I was still working on my socks. I settled on a pattern called Among the Trees. Now that the socks are finished I can turn my full attention to this. It is my... Continue Reading →

Sock 1 finished!

I did it! I had time over the weekend to keep working on it and still play some games with my friends! Then I had to learn Kitchener stitch, which made me nervous but seemed to work out fine. I think I might have made my tension slightly too tight but otherwise there were no... Continue Reading →

Sock progress (15)

Yes, this is definitely looking like a sock now. I tried it on tonight and it fits like a sock with a heel and everything. I know this must sound silly to folks who knit socks all the time but I'm still a bit in shock about how easy this has been.

Sock progress (14)

I'm back to socks again after my pride week detour. I did work on the socks a little bit along the way as well. Tonight I actually picked up stitches along the edge and started on the gusset. I still don't entirely understand how it works, but so far it seems to be going okay... Continue Reading →

Sock progress (11)

I finally started on the heel! It's been straightforward so far since I just started on the flap. Still a few days worth of knitting before I have to learn how to pick up stitches. Speaking of learning things, I wanted to thank my friend Stargrace for helping me realize how simple it is to... Continue Reading →

Sock progress (10)

I had such high hopes for progress over the holiday. Instead I spent most of my time with friends and family, or being stuck in the car. Overall it was a good time but not so good for knitting. Today I finally finished up the leg and am ready to start on the heel. I... Continue Reading →

Socks progress

I'm back to normal life which means I'm back to only having small bits of time to knit. Socks seem to be very compatible with that problem. It is very quick to pick it up and knit a row or two. It's definitely enjoyable so far, but I have a while to go before I... Continue Reading →

Starting socks

This is it. I finally got brave enough to start knitting a pair of socks. I have no idea how they might turn out but I'm happy I am confident enough to try. I looked back through some old posts and it was just about a year ago that I was starting to knit a... Continue Reading →

Hat progress (5)

Well I figured out how to knit 1 below. But apparently there's a normal way and then an increase way? Anyway I had to undo and redo some work to make sure I had the right number of stitches. After all that I only got one tiny section of the first cable row started. It... Continue Reading →

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