I feel like I’ve been getting nothing done lately, but wait! Behold! The thing on the left is done. It’s off the needles. It’s even been finished, completely—in this case, felted/fulled.* I’m pretty excited about the result. As I come back to this post in drafts, not only is the first sample finished—but there’s alsoContinue reading “Planispiral Shawl & the Summer Kitchen Project.”
So, I have two entire wether fleeces from my favorite Shetland farm, the year I completely overbought fleeces.* They were packed up in a box and the bags and tissue they shipped in. They are pristine. Despite my neglect, I’ve got pounds and pounds of usable wool to process this summer. They are also disgusting.Continue reading “Wool Market in a Box: Pandemic Edition (Year II).”
This week’s pattern is a scarf, partially because I can’t find my hat(?) and also haven’t knit the smaller (kid-size) version of the hat yet.
remain terrible at blogging/this whole thing working on some shawls also hats also some others things plus kids’ clothing so I feel deeply unproductive, but 2/4 yarns in the photo have been knit up, and projects have been started with the others.
I finally finished the .PDF pattern for the design that preceded the 14-square scarf! It’s called Window Greens, because the original used green yarn and I was thinking about arugula. But the final version had some substantial changes—it calls for soft DK yarn instead of fingering-weight, and the button configuration is less straightforward (but notContinue reading “Window Greens.”
There are two* ways to finish the Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf: with a knitted border, which was the original idea but will definitely take some stitch management, or with i-cord, which might be easier, given the length of the edges of the 14-square scarf. For the knitted border, you’ll need the longest circular needle available (IContinue reading “Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf, Day 14 (and counting): Two Approaches to Finishing.”
There are going to two ways to work the finishing/border on the Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf, because if you do all 14 squares and pick up stitches to knit the border the way I had planned it, you are going to have something like 902 sts crammed on a 48”-60” needle, and that is not theContinue reading “Definitely too many stitches.”
Day ??? for me—but a good square, with some handspun merino/grey alpaca/sari silk, Malabrigo Yarn Rastita in Glitter, and Arroyo in some sort of blue. If you’re knitting along, and you’d like to share your squares, feel free to leave a link to your instagram, blog post(s), or link your project page on Ravelry.
Work continues where it left off on Day 1. This entry is photo-heavy! Essentially, the steps are simple: with the WS facing you (and the tail from the cast-on edge on the lower righthand corner), pick up 31 sts from the RS along the selvedge sts. Once that’s done, flip the work again so it’sContinue reading “Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf: Day Two”
So, there’s a pandemic going on, and it is so far beyond my pay grade that I essentially have very little ability to even acknowledge it here. It’s hard to be flippant about it, and there is no solemn official stance to take with knitting patterns. (We’re doing everything we can to reduce risk byContinue reading “The Stay-at-Home Auxiliary’s Mitered Square Scarf”