Monday, August 4, 2014

WIP: Swallowtail Shawl - chart 2

Making good progress on this lovely little piece, a great exercise in understanding your chart pattern so you don't have to pay much attention to the chart except at the start, middle, and end of each row. 

Nearing the end of the 14 repeats of chart 2 & looking toward to starting the border!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WIP: Swallowtail Shawl

The tiny beginning of a nice manageable shawl in Sundara super wash sock, "Slip Slidin' Away". Nice to have the chart or written instructions options. I'm so glad I'm comfortable with the charts!

Monday, July 21, 2014

What knitters do when home alone

First thing I did when faced with three days home alone, no boys, no children:

Feels great. My hand knits don't get nearly enough gentle washing tlc. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013 holiday knitting

Finishing any last minute holiday knitting? Of course you are! Me too.

Can't give too much away but here's the yarn I'm using:

I have high hopes for getting some of my lapsed projects back on track after a little last frenzy of gift knitting. I did a little project check while looking for appropriate needles for the above yarn, and I have several things that are just so close to finishing, it's criminal that they're sitting in bags stuffed in a closet! Ok, back to it!

Friday, March 29, 2013

FO: Borough

Yeah, I finished these Boroughs in time for them to get good use this winter, but didn't download the photos until today. Do you find, if you have a smartphone, that you use that for all your picture taking and leave your poor digital point and shoot to collect dust?

I do.

These came out great. I used manly yarn gifted from Beigeberry that she picked up at Rhinebeck a few years ago, Silver Moon Farm DK superwash in Sedate.

After the cuffs were finished I found that I needed to knit the flip top sections a couple of inches longer than called for. I was able to try the mitts on the intended recipient as I went along, so that worked out fine, but if I had knit them as written they would have been too short for the fingers.

My Ravelry notes indicate how I proceeded when I determined that the palm should have a bit more protection when the flip tops are pulled back:

"Thumbs are finished but I’ve decided this is going to work better with a bit of a pick up and knit ribbed section to cover the gap between palm and fingers where the flip top connects. Just picked up 40 sts on first go around, then added in kfb 8 times, spaced across the front starting a 2x2 rib to get back up to 48 stitches."

Gap covered, ends run in, happy warm hands for the big guy of the house.