Finished my daughter’s hand dyed socks just in time for Green Camel Gathering! She was asking about them as I worked on them and really wanted them done for the event. Just before bed I tucked in the end thread. Whew! What's the closest to a deadline that you've completed a project?
First report after Green Camel. Aren’t these mittens lovely? Made by Annike (from Finland) w/ traditional patterns. Had I had my head on straight, I would have gotten a picture of her with the mittens I bought from her.
Finished a pair of socks (Zauberball) then, started a new pair with the new shop sock yarn. (One needs to show how the yarn knits up, right?) oh, I love this yarn and the Fjord color way. (though I’m going to change the recommended needle size to 1, instead of 2 like manufacturer says.) I think the … Continue reading
Mindfulness, colouring and knitting... • LoveKnitting BlogKyaa! A knitting and crochet coloring book! YEA-YEAH! (I must convince her to do a nalbinding one - or draw my own…)
Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go togetherBasic color theory is such a help in picking colors.
Last month and this month I finished my hat and a pair of mittens. I found the mittens unfinished in my project pile and they were just the project to work on while hubby reads another Ranger’s Apprentice book to the family. (I’ll put the mittens up in the shop tomorrow.) Last night I started a pair … Continue reading Projects! (Mostly nalbinding and a bit of knitting)
Oh my goodness! These are going in my queue.
The other day I tinkered with nalbinding the edge of my knitting. I’m not particularly happy with the results.When binding off my knitting with nalbinding, I got twisted stitches. When I went over the cast on edge, I got ridges. I have ideas about how to deal with these problems: for the twisted stitches - … Continue reading Knitting with Nalbound Edge – Take 1
I’ve wanted to spin for my handknit socks for a long time, but I just never tried it. So it went into my 13Skills list. For my first attempt, I wanted fun to spin wools.A soft fine wool and a set of Moonrover batts were my choices.I’d spun the wool quite fine, and found these … Continue reading Handspun Socks – Take 1 – Yarn and Starting to Knit
Modifying a pattern to be a lace pattern was a push for me. I wanted my shawl to be neck down, but have the lace rows. Also I wanted to have a zen knitting or process knitting shawlette. I didn't want to have to think much while I worked. I had enough to think through … Continue reading Simple Garter Lacy Shawlette Pattern