This is one of those times when I totally get how people have “startitis.” My current knitting is exactly the same as the last several times I wrote, and I’m boring myself even thinking about what to say about it right now. So instead of telling you even more about the things I am continuing… Continue reading Coming Attractions!
Progress continues on all fronts, if a little slowed down because I let myself get spread too thin again! For the moment, I have decided that DH’s slippers will be the weeknight project, because short bursts of knitting time will work fine for them, Twinkle is the workday lunch project for similar reasons, and Glenesk… Continue reading Twinkle and Glenesk
It has been one of those weeks – so busy I got almost nothing accomplished. The yarn finally came in for DH’s slippers, and I’m around 3/4 done with the first one of those. Twinkle continues to progress slowly. I’m into the dark gray of the white to black gradient, so that is giving me… Continue reading Little Progress on Lots of Things
Gauge swatch – actual footage! After having this pattern in my Ravelry queue for a little over two years, and having the kit for about a year and a half, I’m finally getting around to it! Glenesk is a stranded colorwork cardigan designed by Jade Starmore. My original plan for this sweater was to get… Continue reading At Long Last, Glenesk
Many knitters are probably already aware of the Starmores. For those who aren’t, Alice Starmore is a renowned Fair Isle colorwork and Aran sweater designer, with many books and other patterns to her name. Jade Starmore is her daughter, also a designer and artist. Together they run Virtual Yarns a site where you can purchase their… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Glamourie
I’m going to start off this post with a note: All that’s going on is a pretty bad cold. I get sick very infrequently, so when I do get sick, I tend to get overly dramatic about it. Yesterday and today, I am home sick from work. Woo hoo!, you might say. Knitting time! But… Continue reading Too Sick to Knit
In my previous post, I mentioned thrumming, without going much into what exactly that means. Basically, thrumming is a means of padding or thickening knitting by knitting little puffs of fleece into the fabric you are creating. The advantage to this is that it creates an extra layer of insulation. As the wearer uses the… Continue reading Thrumming? What Now?