Acorns Socks finished!

They're done! I am so incredibly pleased with how these turned out, they really do remind me of acorns. The gradient yarn could not be more perfect for this pattern. I got nervous about running out as I got to the cuff, but I ended up winning at yarn chicken with about 2 g to... Continue Reading →

Acorns Socks progress (7)

This, friends, is what happens when I get excited about learning new things. I went from having just started the acorn cap pattern on one sock, to having almost completed both socks. The acorn cap pattern stitch is a bit easier now that I've had a lot of practice with it. The pintuck was painful,... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget started!

I intended to start this Fluff Nugget Cardigan on Saturday but I got a little distracted. I cast on on Sunday and have added just a few rows. Part of the reason for the slow start was doing the tubular cast on for several hundred stitches. It looks great but it took an entire evening... Continue Reading →

Acorns Socks progress (3)

I worked on my socks much more than expected this weekend. I made it through the gusset on both socks and the heel turn of one. This gusset construction was new to me. It looks very nice but I do wonder if I'll be able to feel those increases as I am wearing the socks.... Continue Reading →

Colorwave Dishcloth finished!

I'm very pleased with the way this came out. I think I may have messed up the finishing and bind-off rows a little bit but otherwise it looks really nice. More importantly, it gave me some good practice with brioche. This dishcloth used up just about half of a ball of Dishie, and I think... Continue Reading →

Colorwave Dishcloth progress

I'm definitely hitting my stride with this pattern now. It was late in the evening before I finally started to get the hang of those all-important yarnover + slip stitch combinations you need for brioche. Now I can do that with one fluid motion instead of fussing with the individual steps. This does feel like... Continue Reading →

Colorwave Dishcloth started

I have my next sweater project all picked out, and it has been taking most of my willpower to keep from casting it on right away. However, the pattern I chose uses brioche, which I have never done. So I'm going to make a few small projects like this dishcloth to practice some of the... Continue Reading →

Pull Me Over finished!!

It's all done and it barely took one month from start to finish! I finished the bind off on the second sleeve yesterday morning and then threw it in to soak. This yarn bled a ton, so much so that I eventually gave up on trying to get all the excess dye out. I soaked... Continue Reading →

St. Paddy’s Hat

I was browsing new patterns over the weekend and ran across this St. Paddy's Hat. It seemed like a good way to use up some of the wool I had bought for Christmas Balls that never got made. It also seemed like good practice for doing stranded colorwork. Even though I made several colorwork projects... Continue Reading →

Caraway Soda Bread

One of my favorite St. Patrick's Day foods is soda bread. Since I can't do much else to celebrate this year, I figured I would try to make some soda bread for myself. I baked this up on Saturday, and it was so delicious that it was gone by the end of the weekend. I'm... Continue Reading →

Pull Me Over progress (2)

I got a few rows done since last time, but they were an important few rows. Splitting for the sleeves in this pattern was a bit trickier than for my previous sweater. I had a lot of confusion about stitch marker placement, because the pattern said they were at the halfway point. I thought that... Continue Reading →

Pull Me Over progress

I have been working on this sweater almost every day since I started it last week. The yarn is beautiful and has been completely lovely to work with so far. I have alternated skeins but I'm not even sure if it was necessary. It seems to fit ok as far as I can tell, but... Continue Reading →

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