Projects Galore

I have a few projects going on, with a little bit of progress on each of them this month. Since I usually don't have a lot of WIPs, it feels like a flood of projects to me. 🙂 I'd expected September to be pretty busy life-wise, but Murphy strikes again, because some of the necessary-evil … Continue reading Projects Galore

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

The August section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL had a solid rounded motif that I didn't know how to proceed with--I didn't want a big, rounded blob of a motif in there. Eventually, I decided to fill it up with back stitches--yes, the very type of stitches that I have a love-hate … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

Red as a Rose | Collaborative Project

My super-creative sister and I joined forces a while ago to make an anniversary card for our parents! ❤️ (I love our collaborations and challenges.) I hope you'll check out her blog to read more. Hello and welcome! I am showing off today a card I made, with my sister providing the gorgeous, cross-stitched roses!! … Continue reading Red as a Rose | Collaborative Project

WIP: Cotswolds Sweater

My Cotswolds Sweater is still in progress, and I still have a lot of knitting to do. That's because I frogged most of it. Froggy is back! Since my last post, I'd continued knitting the sleeves. I usually knit both sleeves simultaneously using a long circular needle, and this time was no different. I tried … Continue reading WIP: Cotswolds Sweater

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

The July section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL is the smallest as the number of stitches go, but it was just as fun as all of the other sections. This month, it was all about the horizontal spaces between the main square-shaped sections. The stitching went smoothly, since I didn't change my … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

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