I have a bit of progress to report on both the Call of the Sirens and the entrelac kerchief, so that’s exciting. Glad to be moving forward! On Call of the Sirens, I got back to the point where I made the decision to rip back and then went into clue 2 with no problems. … Continue reading Progress Report – Sirens and Entrelac
Tonight I watched The Shape of Water while re-knitting my Call of the Siren, so now I am feeling very aquatic and weird 🙂 Edgar and Lazlo assisted, as you can see here. The Shape of Water, if you aren’t familiar with it, is a modern retelling of the Revenge of the Creature, which is a… Continue reading The Knit Aquatic
I’m going to start with something a little off topic – PBS’s The Great American Read! To give a broad overview, this is an 8 part series about America’s 100 best-loved books. The launch special introducing the books and the series concept just aired. Meredith Viera hosts the series, which is basically about how awesome… Continue reading Great American Read & Glenesk
Since I last wrote about my latest efforts in the field of knitting cryptology, I actually finished clue 1 of my Call of the Siren shawl! It was about that time I noticed a problem There’s a pretty noticeable color shift about one and a half pattern repeats before the end of the section. Maybe… Continue reading Sirens to the Frog Pond
With the body knitted and the shoulder seams done, the next step on Glenesk was to cut the arm steeks and start the sleeves. Cut? Knitting? Yes. I know – it freaked me out too, but it really isn’t hard. Other than emotionally. Emotionally it is very, very hard. Physically, not so much. To answer… Continue reading Eek – Steeks!
A few months ago, I attempted to make a cowl out of bulky weight-ish handspun that I had bought at a fiber fest, with no pattern and only the barest notion of what I wanted it to be like. This did not go well. I did rip the project back, recalculate, and try again –… Continue reading 3 Way Cowl – an Adventure in Making Things Up
Voila!* The latest in the cryptid knitalong series – Call of the Siren – has arrived! Last Friday the adventure began with the first clue. The yarn had just arrived that day after an extended tour of the greater Chicago area. (The dyers, Lattes & Llamas, live near Philadelphia and I live in Anchorage Alaska. … Continue reading Call of the Siren MKAL