Puck’s Tunic Inspired Shawl

Looks like I managed productive bursts of knitting towards the end of my current project, and completed it as a surprise move! I'm as surprised as you are - I certainly expected this post to be an I'm-almost-there one. This shawl is inspired by Puck's Tunic from Susanna IC. I knit the shawl with sections … Continue reading Puck’s Tunic Inspired Shawl

Something New…

Lately, I've been a bit bored with my usual pursuits, and I ended up trying a couple of new creative outlets. Gel printing was one, and the other - weaving. I experimented with a cardboard sheet, some reclaimed yarn from a UFO, and a tapestry needle. I cut notches into the cardboard to use as … Continue reading Something New…

Through Thick and Thin

Finally, I got to finish my stripey top, block it, and click a picture of it! I completed knitting the top last week, and though Nako Comfort Stretch yarn doesn't really need much blocking, I'd wanted to block the neckline to see if it would fix the distortion of the yellow stripe near the neck … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin

Some Progress, and a Restart

The Progress -- Through Thick and Thin I completed the front of my stripey top, and joined the two pieces too. So technically, it's now wearable. 😉 I can't wait to complete the sleeves so I can actually wear it. This is the easiest project ever when it comes to seaming the sides. No pins, … Continue reading Some Progress, and a Restart

Through Thick and Thin; The Difficult Yarn

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

Through Thick and Thin – progress

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

Through Thick and Thin

It's on the needles! The stripey top that I decided to work on is now underway. I've decided to name all my projects hoping that it'll make me more attached to them, and they don't end up getting abandoned or frogged. Let's see if I stay with this one Through Thick and Thin. 😛 I'm … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin