I guess it was too much to hope that I'd complete this project last year, but it's finally ready. Well, almost ready, since I feel the sweater could do with more buttons but we've not ordered any. However, it's wearable now, so can I consider it done already? 🙂 The cardigan used up almost 1400 … Continue reading A Texturilicious Cardigan
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
I've reached the armholes of the textured cardigan, and wow, was this an engaging knit or what! The continuous change in textures between the body and the cables and the sleeves made sure there was never a dull moment so far. Engaging or not, mistakes happen, and I had to rectify them. Usually, every few … Continue reading Textures and Mistakes
After a successful stripey top, it's time for a new project! The project on my needles right now is a cardigan for my sis that I started this week. Earlier, I mentioned a delicious orange yarn that we thought of working with, but I couldn't really come up with something that would do justice to … Continue reading A Texturilicious Start!
Uh oh, the neck seemed to be coming along nicely, but when I join the left and right segments, the stripe at the join distorts. My sis and I remember owning a striped top a long time ago that distorted similarly, but I'm not really keen to have it remain distorted like this. Is the … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin; The Difficult Yarn
I'm almost done with the back portion of the top, and will finish it with a k3p2 ribbing. I've been using TECHknitter's tip for a more uniform, less distorted fabric at the transition from stockinette to ribbing. And I must say it works great! Ah, the magic of slipped stitches! 🙂 I'm looking forward to … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin – progress
Remember when I talked about my novice self strutting off and buying insufficient amount of yarn for stranded knitting? Yeah, in the same shopping spree, I'd also bought another insufficient set -- 3 red and 1 gray skeins of the same yarn that I used for my horizontal cables sweater. Before I bought the yarn, … Continue reading Two-tone top