Reverse mitered dishcloth

I decided to start on this while I'm waiting for the yarn I need to finish my scarf. I'm using up leftover bits of stash yarn. I'll keep growing it until I'm happy with the size or I run out of scraps.


New rug for the new apartment

This is it, my first night alone in my new apartment. That means it is time for my first new project in the new place. I need a rug next to my bed, and why buy one when I could make one.

Mini Almost Lost Washcloth

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 →

Coffee cozy cast on

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 →

What is a snood?

I had to look up the word snood because I had no clue what it was. Wikipedia tells me it is a type of hair covering, but the picture on this pattern looks like a scarf or cowl to me. Anyway my folks gave me this kit for xmas, including the yarn, hook, and pattern.... Continue Reading →

Almost Lost Washcloth

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 →

Hat cast on

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 →

Fortune’s Shawlette started

A while ago one of my twitterfriends pointed me toward the pattern for Fortune's Shawlette and I squirreled it away for a rainy day. Well that day is today. Or last night actually, because I couldn't wait. I have this lovely hand-dyed sparkle yarn from my local yarn shop that's been crying out for my... Continue Reading →

Scratchy scarf cast on

After all my pouring over Ravelry trying to choose a pattern yesterday, I've abandoned all my plans. Tonight I decided to cast on a simple garter stitch scarf that I can just work mindlessly while I'm away. My fancy circulars are so nice to work with I got much more done than I meant to.... Continue Reading →

La Chocolatière Mitts

I decided I didn't want to stop working with this lovely sparkly yarn so I looked for a pattern that I could make with the bits I have leftover. I found these gorgeous fingerless gloves with a zig-zag design and decided to start right away. The free pattern is available at Knitting and So On.

Hat false start

I wanted to cast on a new knitting project since per my goals I'm supposed to be trying to do more than one kind of creative thing every week. Unfortunately I had to frog this and will start it over again another night. I learned the long tail cast on (it's fun!), joining in the... Continue Reading →

New project: Picot Party MCAL

Now that I've passed Day 365 I've decided to name my posts based on what I'm doing rather than counting the days. Today what I'm doing is starting on my very first mystery crochet-along (MCAL)! These always look so fun and I finally worked up the nerve to try one. This is the Picot Mystery... Continue Reading →

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