The Forever Sleeve

I've been knitting a blouse for my mom, based on a pattern in a Knitting Traditions issue - the Haubergeon Sweater. This sweater has a plain body, with a lovely crisscrossing cable pattern on the sleeves that caught my mom's eye. The color that my mom prefers was not available in the suggested yarn weight, … Continue reading The Forever Sleeve

My Fair Cardi

Yes! I do love how this cardigan turned out. Black outfit, wavy eyelets and little buttons -- what's not to like? 😉 And I think it's awesome how the simple Old Shale pattern makes for this wavy, beautiful look. I've always liked this pattern (though I used to call it Feather and Fan pattern, like … Continue reading My Fair Cardi

So it’s My Fair Cardi!

My next project is a sweater for my sis. We'd talked about what she's looking for in it, and she'd said she wanted some eyelets in its bottom half, and a solid top half with some pattern. So naturally, I thought about the Feather and Fan pattern, since my fellow knitting/crochet blogger, Kat, had just … Continue reading So it’s My Fair Cardi!

Vintage vest

Whenever I see this vest, I think it looks like it's about 50 years too late in the making 🙂 but I love it! It's something that I started quite a while back, and with leftover yarn from not one, not two, but three projects! 😮 I'm just really happy with how it turned out. … Continue reading Vintage vest

Tiny triangles top

Hurrah! The top with triangles is officially done; I just finished weaving in the ends a few days ago. I'd kept thinking of this as my first multicolor project, but I realized when I saw an old, old tote bag that I'd knit -- that was my first multicolor, stranded-knitting project. Of course, I didn't … Continue reading Tiny triangles top

Triangles in the works

My first multicolor project (which I mentioned while talking about a different sweater) is still going on. Not the multicolor part -- no, I finished that. Here's how it looks... I got the idea for the triangles when I saw a character in a TV series wearing a top that had a lot of triangles … Continue reading Triangles in the works

Lacy Hearts cardigan — the back

I'm done with the back of the lacy hearts cardigan, and just like I mentioned in my previous post of the series, I added a small lacy pattern detail at the top of the back. A wise creative decision 😉 since it makes the piece look not-so-plain. Check for yourself -- I'm going to sew … Continue reading Lacy Hearts cardigan — the back

Lacy Hearts cardigan — front left

Alright! The front-left piece of the Lacy Hearts cardigan is finally done. And it mirrors the right piece! 😛 Just look at them, so happy together! My sister feels I finished this piece pretty quickly, although I feel it's been ages since I started. Only one of us is right, of course... 😉 I'm still … Continue reading Lacy Hearts cardigan — front left

Lacy Hearts cardigan — front right

The cardigan is coming along nicely. My main concern here was about finishing the lacy design -- the design would invariably meet the neck decrease at the top, and would have to end. And it would definitely not look so good then. So after some consultation with my mom (the cardigan is for her, after … Continue reading Lacy Hearts cardigan — front right

Lacy Hearts cardigan — the beginning

When I moved back to Bangalore, I brought back some denim yarn with me, intending to make a cardigan with it. Since my last cardigan was for my sister, this one would be for my mom. Now, my mom normally isn't very precise or vocal about her preferences, so I had to have multiple interactions … Continue reading Lacy Hearts cardigan — the beginning