Last night was our December Ottawa Knitting Guild meeting. It featured a slide show on the much vaunted brioche stitch (the focus of this year’s knitting challenge), a pot luck and of course, show and tell. Without my knitting to keep me company I did a lot of socializing and saw some pretty nifty works… Continue reading A Very Merry Guildmas
In time for the official end of NaKniSweMo, as promised, here are some better shots of the sweater in action. I’ve worn it a bunch already, and I’m amazed how not over heating it is, even in Aran weight. I expect that’s the magic of all natural fibres at work. Wearing it also makes me… Continue reading Beauty!
I never anticipated finishing NaKniSweMo with time to spare. In fact, I figured I’d be lucky to be done in time for my surgery at all. So now I find myself in a strange place with a week of “unscheduled free time”. And no serious knitting projects on the go. Thankfully, I have socks. Because… Continue reading Unscheduled Free Time
I DID IT!!!! I won at NaKniSweMo!!! I win a gorgeous new sweater! Once those sleeves were done, I really sailed through the rest. I mean, I had to figure out a bunch of stuff from there on out, which is probably what took up the most time. I learned how to seam shoulders. And… Continue reading Winner/Gagnant!
This week was all sleeves all the time. Someone on the Ravelry forum called this phase “Sleeve Island” and I haven’t been able to get that out of my head. After a false start and a helpful Youtube video, I did get them going two-at-at-time, for my sanity and to promote symmetrical mistakes, which seems… Continue reading A sojourn on Sleeve Island
Here we are at the half-way point of NaKniSweMo already! And I think I might be more than half way through this sweater! I hope so, because its going to have a bit of finishing work to do at the end so I’m trying to make sure I leave myself a day or two to… Continue reading Full Bodied
First of all, my NaKniSweMo project (Good Grades) is coming along swimmingly! I actually can’t believe how much progress I’ve made this week and how sweatery it’s looking! My hands are a bit grumpy about it – the already surgeried one gets stiff sometimes, the one going under the knife gets tingly in the mornings,… Continue reading Progress Update and a Weekend with my People