Happy Christmas to those who celebrate! This is the last WIP post with this header image. Starting in 2020, I'll be using my new blog headers. I'm also going to remove the UFO category for these wrap-up posts (also starting next month). While I like the pun, I don't want to have any projects that… Continue reading WIP Wrap-up for December 2019
Let's just jump right into the State Of The WIP today, shall we? In no particular order, here's what I've been knitting lately: https://flic.kr/p/2hT8rdL First up, the gift Geek-A-Long blanket. I'm putting this one first because I feel the most guilty that I haven't made tons more progress than this so far. (At least there… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ a bit of everything
(NaNo update is coming next week. Sorry for the delay, I just ran out of days to schedule post updates.) Woot woot! The Minstrel Sweater is done! I mean, you already saw the FO post for it, but I'm still excited that it's finished! I also mentioned that I cast on the Simple Brioche Cowl,… Continue reading WIP Wrap-up for November 2019
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