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
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
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
It's knitting update time! And I'm going to start with something I promised you in the last monthly wrap-up: details on what went wrong with the Fork in the Road socks. First, I had mentioned that there was a knot in the yarn which meant I had to go through the yarn to get to… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ a random update
Happy July! As I mentioned last month, July is when the Tour de Fleece reminds me to spin all this lovely fiber I have so that I can make it into yarn which I can knit. So (while there has certainly also been A LOT of knitting progress! Hooray!!) there are significantly more pictures of… Continue reading WIP Wrap-up for July 2019
I've been gradually getting back into knitting this month. I know I didn't talk about it much, but I did have a small knitting slump at the end of May and first half of June. Lunch break knitting was fine, but it was weird and sad and strange to sit on the couch knitting at… Continue reading WIP Wrap-up for June 2019