Ear Warmers for Dad

Oh yes! My dad finally asked me to knit something! (The conversation actually went more like -- Dad: "Sooo... there are these things that cover your ears..." Me [jumping out of my chair]: "Yes, I'll make one for you!!!") So I made an ear warmer -- a quick knit. I didn't realize it when I … Continue reading Ear Warmers for Dad

Textured Blouse

Can you believe it, my mom's blouse is ready! I think this is the quickest I've ever produced a garment. ๐Ÿ™‚ While the knit itself was pretty boring because (a) simple pattern and (b) this project occupied every free moment I had, I'm satisfied with how it turned out. The texture is just awesome! I … Continue reading Textured Blouse

Waves

It's finished! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did finish the entire cardigan using just the yarn at hand, and didn't have to resort to threads or other 'binding' materials to attach parts to other parts. Victory! There was even yarn available to sew on the buttons! I have a half a meter of yarn left when handing over … Continue reading Waves

Cable City!

Finally, finally! My cabled top is ready. ๐Ÿ™‚ This was the most fun I've had with cables till now -- never a boring row! I did work on it on and off, though, so that might have been a contributing factor to the not getting bored bit. ๐Ÿ˜› The Nako Saten yarn that I used … Continue reading Cable City!

Sunburst shawlette

The Ashton shawlette that I knit for my mom was made with some beautiful self-striping yarn. I'd originally bought the yarn to make a sweater for me, but switched to a shawl because my mom loved the colors. After the mom-project, I still had two skeins of the yarn left, so I thought I could … Continue reading Sunburst shawlette

Do-over pullover progress

The do-over of the old frogged sweater that I'd talked about earlier is coming along nicely. Like I wanted to, I changed the cable pattern for the new version. I'd used a uniformly twisting basic cable earlier -- knit a few rows and then make a 3x3 twist on an RS row. This time I'm … Continue reading Do-over pullover progress

Autumn leaf top

I've always fretted about not being good at coming up with lace patterns. Cables were something that I managed to get better at with practice, and with practice, I managed to turn out good stranded knitting projects too. Lace patterns were somehow, incomprehensibly, not speaking to me at all. Regardless of what I tried, I … Continue reading Autumn leaf top

Ashton shawlette (or Happy Mother’s Day!)

I finished the Ashton shawlette for my mom a couple of weeks ago, and eagerly awaited her return from a vacation to surprise her with it. And was it a pleasant surprise or what! She loves the colors and the lace in the shawl. ๐Ÿ™‚ It's not as drapey as I would like, but it's … Continue reading Ashton shawlette (or Happy Mother’s Day!)

Decorative increase: Fern leaf

I've been working on a sweater that'll probably be ready by winter due to the on-and-off nature of my knitting. I've gone back to knitting Raglan style sleeves for this one. ๐Ÿ™‚ The last Raglan sweater I made had invisible increases for the Raglan. For this sweater, I wanted to add some decorative element there … Continue reading Decorative increase: Fern leaf

Ridged sideways hat

I had this beautiful skein of yarn that I wanted to make into a hat, highlighting its colors. I've made a lot of hats the usual way (knit round and round), quite a few with variegated yarn, and the colors finally look all mixed and splotchy. Of course, some color combinations look good that way, … Continue reading Ridged sideways hat