Recently I’ve been working exclusively on a pair of socks for my father’s birthday. I didn’t finish them on time (and I’m not finished yet!) but I did let him try on the one sock I had done. No pictures of the finished sock yet, I’ll save that for when they’re both done. I’m using … Continue reading Birthday socks and movin’ up in the blog world
I’ve finished my ribbed lace bolero, with pattern as promised 😉 I decided not to give the sleeves ribbing, like most of you suggested. I liked how it was sort of dainty, even with worsted weight yarn, and I thought ribbing on the sleeves would be too heavy for it. The shape of this is … Continue reading Ribbed Lace Bolero
I’ve been working on this shrug. It started out its life as one of those shrugs knit from sleeve to sleeve, but once I had seamed up the sleeves and tried it on, I remembered how completely unflattering they are… I decided to go with the classic shape of a bolero, instead. The construction is … Continue reading To Rib or not to Rib
I finished my secret toy! This months theme for the Craftster knitting challenge is “Where the Wild Things Are”, in other words, knitted monsters. Originally I’d planned on making Dracula himself, but I decided it would be easier -and cuter- for me to make a baby vampire. He’s knit on size 4 needles using assorted … Continue reading Dracula Jr.
It’s not really so beaded now. Maybe if I come across some beautiful ones, I’ll add them. Pattern: Beaded Cami by Black Dog Designs Yarn: Patons Grace Needes: Size 6 circulars; F crochet hook for straps My cami has finally finished blocking. About a day and a half, which felt like ages because I was … Continue reading Beaded cami
Hint: It’s not a bowling pin in a tuxedo. Something I’m working on for an online knitting challenge. This is my first time making any kind of knit toy. I’m using Knitty’s Kate as a guide for the shape, because I’ve seen it adapted in to many different characters, and it seems very versatile. Those … Continue reading Guess that WIP!
Today is the hottest we’ve seen this year in Toronto. If I were brave, I’d take the train down to the beach to show off my latest finished knit, but I think i got enough sun(burn) yesterday during a long hike(also, I’m pretty content with my air conditioning). The pattern for this is Lelah, by … Continue reading Lelah