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
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
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
So... last month I finished Nessie Sock #2. I am very happy with that progress. However... https://flic.kr/p/2gjwGd1 As you can see, the heel on Nessie Sock #1 is wrong. It's way too shallow. It's easier to see in comparison to the correct heel on Sock #2, so I guess I can't get too mad at… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ the Nessie Socks edition
The Tour de Fleece officially started on July 6th. (Links here to the Ravelry group and more information from Interweave Magazine.) Since I've officially stated here that I'm going to participate again this year, let's see how much I've gotten accomplished so far! https://flic.kr/p/2gtHrDo This is Wonderland Dyeworks fiber in the Blooming Meadow colorway, but… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ the Tour de Fleece starts!