I finished my Basket Case Cardigan (pattern by Kristen TenDyke) - and how I love it! I had a larger-than-usual quantity of this yarn, so I made the sweater's body longer than the pattern called for. I still have a little ball of the yarn left, and it'll go with the rest of my leftover … Continue reading Basket Case Cardigan
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I've gone from recently lamenting on not having WIP projects to having more than one! And I'm definitely not complaining. My Basket Case Cardigan is nearing completion, but I took a break from it to make my mom a hat. She doesn't usually wear hats, but increasingly colder winds in recent winters finally convinced her … Continue reading Torque Hat
Ever since my do-nothing break, I've been knitting fairly often, if not every day. And I've made good progress on the sleeves. I'm knitting both sleeves simultaneously. I usually work with a single long circular needle and knit both sleeves on it, but my long needles set doesn't contain the 4.5mm needles that I need … Continue reading WIP: Basket Case Cardigan
I'm knitting away - sporadically as usual - on the Basket Case Cardigan. I enjoyed a week-long staycation earlier this month during Diwali, and I'd thought of making significant progress on the project then. However, I rarely picked up the knitting. I actually spent quite a few vacation days lounging about doing nothing much of … Continue reading WIP: Basket Case Cardigan
Woot! I'm knitting again. Looks like buying a loom was the impetus for yarny project ideas to start showing themselves to my mind - even if they're not related to weaving. 😉 A couple of weeks ago, I was checking out yarn from my stash to use in an rectangular, 'real' weaving project - even … Continue reading New Project: Basket Case Cardigan
I tried my hand at weaving on the loom that I bought recently, and made a thing! Admittedly, the color is a bit weird, but it was a deliberate decision on my part since I chose yarns I don't mind wasting if things didn't turn out right. But they did turn out right, as it … Continue reading Loom Weaving Test
Since my previous post, there have been a couple of developments in my nascent weaving life. I found my weaving UFO - the third placemat, resumed working on it, and completed it (not very neatly, I must say.) I even added a crochet border similar to the ones I'd added to the other two, so … Continue reading Weaving News!
I think this is the longest I have gone without a 'big' yarny project - my latest was three months ago (the Strolling Round the Square Shawlette.) Though my creative urges are being satisfied by mixed media projects, I do miss working with yarns and threads. I miss it doubly when I go through a … Continue reading Waiting for a WIP
Since I cut my hair recently, it's been interfering more with my workouts 🙂 so I decided to make a couple of the simple twisted headband that I made last year for my sis. (Pattern by Rebecca Langford.) And when my sis found me crocheting these, she requested a wider version to serve as an … Continue reading Simple Twisted Headbands
I've completed my Strolling Round the Square Beaded Shawlette (pattern by Manda Shah), and I totally love it! I could say it's my new favorite project, but let's face it, every project that I finish seems like a favorite at that moment. 🙂 But really, I loved working on the project. It was challenging and … Continue reading Strolling Round the Square Shawlette