When I started knitting again this year my goal was to start a sweater or a garment project before the end of the year. I googled several times ‘knitting your first sweater’, read a whole bunch of blog posts, and trawled through the sweater/cardigan category on Ravelry for hours trying to find the right sweater… Continue reading I’ve always wanted to knit a sweater – it’s all about starting
You cast off, weave in those ends…. then slip them on your feet and feel squishiness. My new socks are done! Pattern: Ceres Socks I enjoyed creating the cables and watching them grow. About a third of the way through, I got sick of using the cable needles and ended up learning to create cables without… Continue reading FO: That new sock feeling!
I love a good knitting acquisition. This week was no disappointment although it has made a dent in my ‘fun’ budget this pay cycle. When I saw the Morginn cardigan from Issue 4 of Laine magazine, I fell in love – the deep teal jewel tone, squishy fisherman’s rib, and the soft A-line fit. Since… Continue reading Acquisition: Laine 4 and Pom Pom 24
I love technology. There are so many ways technology can connect us in the knitting world; think Ravelry, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and blogs. Knitting apps can take care of the admin things and leave time for more knitting! Today I want to share two knitting apps I use on a regular basis, both are available on… Continue reading Knitting Apps on your Smartphone
I’m generally not a knit picker with small mistakes but when my knitting strays too far from the pattern or if it does not fit, frog away! This pattern is the C.C.’s Vanilla Cappuccino Socks which is a free pattern on Ravelry. It is a generic toe up, vanilla socks, knitted with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel… Continue reading Frogging * 2
I’ve been waiting eagerly this week for my yarn ball winder to arrive in the mail. I bought a cheapo off eBay for about $18 last week. If you’re looking to choose the best Yarn Ball Winder, this blog post is awesome if you have the $$$ to spend and going to be doing lots of… Continue reading Acquisition: Yarn Ball Winder
Knitting feels like a little getaway for me because life has just taken over recently. I’ve been knitting bits and pieces but here are my main work in progresses. My swatch on the yellow needles is for the Snow Bunny beanie and will be a gift knit for a good friend. We only have a… Continue reading WIP Wednesday: bits and pieces