Hello! Since we acquiring scads of baby stuff by the week for our 6 month old adorable babe, Riya, we are working on keeping up by getting cleaning out and rid of stuff. I found my old tub of yarn I haven't touched in years in a closet! There is some quite lovely yarn that was making me feel knitting nostalgic. But I have zero recollection what projects the yarn was intended for.
So I wonder... if I post a picture of a skein of yarn or two (in some cases), can you all give me ideas what to knit with it? Simple patterns required since I have yet to sleep more than 3 hours since June, and most nights it's more like a max or 1 or 2 at a time!
Saturday, November 8, 2014
It's been much too long since I've visited these parts. I've still been knitting, but somehow lost blogging inspiration. To ease myself back in, I'm going to try to write a few short blogs about knit-goods finished a long time ago.
First up: a Rocky Coast Cardigan that I finished in February 2013. This was one of the projects that came across the country with me, rather than in the Pod, but I didn't really start working on it until late fall 2012. It was a pretty fast knit, partially because I decided to ignore the places where I messed up the cabling and to just keep knitting.
The yarn is Plucky Knitter Rustic in Gray Goose, and I'm quite fond of the color. It's held up well, too, despite frequent wear when it's cold enough. (The cardigan had its first debut on a trip to Montreal when it was, for sure, cold enough.)
More details here on Ravelry.
I've missed you all, and the blog! Hope to see some of you around here in 2015.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I knit these two shawls for a silent auction for Choralis, the auditioned chorus I sing with. They both sold, though of course not for what I thought they were worth! I bought this yarn (Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter, in Fossil) on one of my June expeditions looking for judges for the fair. I used the gift certificates my office mates gave me on my retirement. The pattern (Currant Cardigan) was from the cover of Interweave's Spring 2013 issue. My current project is a sweater dress from the Vogue Holiday 2012 issue, of Madelientosh Pashmina in a purple called Flashdance. We'll see about that!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
(still trying to figure out how to insert the Ravelry link - sorry)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I was delighted to learn in the last few days that last winter's oversized sweater now fits much better (and even more delighted since its recipient is still quite delighted by "hop hops" even if she does call them bunnies now). (H: M, what are you thankful for? M: Bunnies! But you cannot pet a bunny. You can only watch them go hippity hop.)
that same expression in a handknit before?
And here's the only new addition: a cocoon for someone who may someday sport the same smile:
this cocoon, and its associated pod (pattern at same link), but they were incredibly quick knits so I was happy to oblige my sister-in-law's request for them. And they do actually seem like they have been super useful for a little one who likes to be cozy and warm. They also gave me a chance to try out Plucky Bulky, which was pretty great.
Since I have actually been knitting quite a bit, I hope to have time to blog about more of it in the near future. (I suppose it would help too if I finished a few things, since I've had a lot of knitting go into two still-unfinished objects.) Anyone have brilliant knitting plans before the New Year?