Around here, for a while it's been All Minstrel, All The Time. But! I've now finished knitting my Minstrel, so I get to show you other knits!!! (Note: I haven't completely finished the finishing on my Minstrel, so you don't get to see FO pics just yet. It's still drying from its bath, and then I need… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ something different!
I haven't finished anything this month (yet), but I am SO CLOSE to being done with the Minstrel Sweater! I might actually finish it in October, but I haven't yet so it will have to wait for November's wrap-up post. (These are all old-ish pictures. Sorry. I didn't have time to take new ones.) UFOs (aka… Continue reading WIP Wrap-up for October 2019
It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Don't forget to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl and join the linkup! Today's official topic is Books I’d Give Different Titles To (and tell us what title you’d pick!) However, that doesn't interest me for some reason. (That reason is probably partly because coming up with good… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday ~ Knitting Books!
So, my last couple of WIP Wednesdays have been entirely about the Minstrel Sweater. I don't have a lot else I'm knitting right now (because I REALLY want that sweater to be done) but I thought I'd touch bases with all of the knitting anyway. I'm not going to share new pics of the Changeful… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ the everything edition
Remember how not long ago I went into a little detail on my Minstrel Sweater, the first Fair Isle project I've done that involves steeks? (Refresher for those who forgot: steeking is where you cut your knitting. On purpose. For more detail, you can refer to that link to my older post about it.) Well,… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ Steeks!
I learned something about knitting with beads this month: I need to be more careful when I select beads for knitted projects. I learned that sometimes the finish on the beads does not like getting a bath in wool wash. Something in the wool wash can cause the finish on the beads to discolor or… Continue reading WIP Wrap-up for September 2019
The Sakaki Shawl is finished! Washed and blocked and everything! I enjoyed knitting this one a lot, but I will admit that it got a bit tedious at times when I couldn't easily see any progress. (So... from about 2/3 of the way down the first "wing" of the shawl until the lace panel, and… Continue reading FO: Sakaki Shawl
Knitting a Fair Isle sweater with steeks was one of the goals I set for myself in 2019. Steeks — AKA intentionally CUTTING YOUR KNITTING — have always made me more than a little panicky. I figured one way to get past this was to do a project featuring them. The knitting part of this… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ A Minstrel Update
I'm trying to determine how long it will be before I can reasonably eliminate the UFO section from this update. The name of the section will always amuse me, but I like having projects finished more than I like having the joke listed. I think it will have to stay until I have finished the… Continue reading WIP Wrap-up for August 2019
I was reminded earlier this month that some of you are new enough to the blog that you haven't seen me talk about the Geek-A-Long blanket(s) yet. So, here's an update! First of all, what is the Geek-A-Long? The Geek-A-Long (AKA the GAL) was started by Lattes and Llamas in 2014 to "improve our double… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ the Geek-A-Long edition