WIP: Cotswolds Sweater

I'm finally knitting, yay! My current project is the Cotswolds Sweater (pattern by Laura Hulslander.) I love that it has a lace detail at the back. Regular sweaters usually result in a sweaty back for me, so I'm hoping the lace prevents that. (That's why I prefer shawls these days - I can just bunch … Continue reading WIP: Cotswolds Sweater

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

The June section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL was a bag of mixed results. It went on okay almost till the end, then it gave me some problems. When I charted out the colors, I liked what I saw. I've been happy with the number of combinations I can make with the … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

Helix Hat

Here's the hat that I'd been knitting for my mom! I made this hat after frogging the Grimm Hat project from earlier, which had turned out a tighter fit than we'd expected. I used the same yarn for this hat too, and held the yarn double just like I did earlier. My mom'd liked the … Continue reading Helix Hat

And the Knitting Resumes

The weather's consistently cooler these days, and that means knitting's back in my crafty corner! First, there's the Grimm Hat project, which I'd frogged since it turned out a bit too thick and cozy for my mom's taste - I'm now resuming a knitted hat that I'd started making with the yarn. I should finish … Continue reading And the Knitting Resumes

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /6

I'm done with the May section of my Linen and Threads MSAL, and it was a pleasant experience when it comes to experiments. I didn't want to fill up the 'feathery' parts with a single block of color, so I tried out some gradients in this section - I moved from one color to another … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /6

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Well, I seem to have gravitated towards blue for the April section of my Linen and Threads MSAL... I'd thought of adding more colors to the light blue sections, but in the end, I went with a single color. The newly-revealed May section also has similar huge components, and this time around, I think I'll … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

I eventually completed the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL, after I worked on the border of the April section as a kind of a break. For the March section's flowers, I stuck with my idea of a 'scribbly' version, with one strand each of yellow and red held together. This resulted in … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3

Oh the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL! I'm still plodding through it since March turned out to be a busy month. I seem to have finished about 3/4th of the section so far. There are flowers in the gaps between the greens, which I will get to next. I'd kept the flowers … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /2

I've completed the February section of the Linen and Threads MSAL! I love that the SAL fulfills my expectations of using a lot of colors this year - the sections are not too large, and that means I can use a variety of colors spread across small areas. Aren't the flowers cute? 🙂 The section's … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /2

WIP: Grimm Hat

I started on the Grimm Hat (Pattern by Sue Perez) since my mom wants a thicker hat for colder mornings. This hat uses crochet for its construction, so I'm hoping it meets her expectations. I liked the oblique / diagonal stripes on the hat band. I ended up changing the join row - I'm unsure … Continue reading WIP: Grimm Hat