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

Basket Case Cardigan

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

WIP: Basket Case Cardigan

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

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

New Project: 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

East Beach Tee

East Beach Tee | Anita

I'm happiest when starting a project, and even more so, while I'm ending it - especially while blocking, when I can admire the fruits of the hard (but enjoyable) work that I put in over the past few weeks (or months, in my case.) And it is with a happy grin that I present my … Continue reading East Beach Tee

Amherst Cardigan

Amherst Cardigan

I've finished knitting the Amherst Cardigan! Emphasis on the word 'knitting', since the actual finishing - the blocking - still remains to be done. I'll get to that after about six months, since that's probably when I'll finally use the sweater. The ends are woven in, thankfully, since I weave in ends as I go, … Continue reading Amherst Cardigan

WIP: Amherst Cardigan

I finished the sleeves of my Amherst cardigan, and they fit just the way I like them! The Brioche stitching of the cuffs never seemed to end, but it finally did, icord-style. Brioche stitch looks wonderful with two colors - I like it more than the single color version - but I don't think its  … Continue reading WIP: Amherst Cardigan

Two steps forward…

... Two steps back, and almost a step forward. That's the state of the Amherst Cardigan right now. I almost completed the sleeves, when I realized I didn't really like their form and fit much. Well, it's better to knit it right instead of letting it slide and being unhappy when I wear it, so … Continue reading Two steps forward…

WIP: Amherst Cardigan

Progress has been slow on the Amherst Cardigan... As planned, I'm on the sleeves of the cardigan now, knitting both together. I'm happy I work two at a time now - makes it much difficult to make mistakes on only one of the sleeves, which I'm sure I've made on an old project because one … Continue reading WIP: Amherst Cardigan