color stranded, design, intarsia, sweater

Bad Ass Dragon Sweater- The Beginnings

After taking measurements from a favorite store-bought sweater and ordering "the softest and fluffiest yarn ever," I've finally settled on a motif – dragons!  I wanted something to wander up the front of the sweater but didn't really want anything floral or too sweet.  This is where Pinterest comes in really handy!  I've been collecting… Continue reading Bad Ass Dragon Sweater- The Beginnings

color stranded, sweaters


Another bottom-up, fingering-weight, color-stranded, adult-sized sweater has been completed!!!  I'm not interested in another one of these tedious projects for a while. Credit goes to a space invaders chart on for the inspiration for the sweater.  (There were also some really cute space invaders socks on a few years back that come to… Continue reading Finished!

color stranded, sweaters

Aliens Have Invaded the Sweater Body

It looks like gauge isn't going to be an issue with this project.  (Thank Heavens!)  And, several members of my household are looking forward to wearing this when it's finished- including my 15 year-old daughter who hasn't worn any of my hand-knit sweaters.  So, I'm very flattered!  lol. Initially, I was thinking of putting the… Continue reading Aliens Have Invaded the Sweater Body

color stranded, design, sweaters

The Start of a New Design

As Edward, the butt monster, was taking shape, ideas for the next project were swirling in my mind.  Color-stranding is the current obsession and an adult-sized sweater was a requirement.  Browsing through my collection of patterns and inspiration projects on my Pinterest boards, I decided that something very contrast-y and retro was what I wanted.… Continue reading The Start of a New Design

color stranded, sweaters, technique

Raglan Decreases- in Pictures

The arms are now joined to the body of the sweater and I've remember that 2 circular needles going from mid-arm to mid-arm make it much less tight when knitting through those initial sleeve stitches after the join.  I wish I would've remembered that when I was knitting the baby skull sweater! I've decided to… Continue reading Raglan Decreases- in Pictures

color stranded, sweaters

My Fair Isle Evolves Into A New Project

When I discovered that my gauge was WAY off last week, I received some fabulous advice from fellow knitters.  (Aren't knitters the most generous, wonderful people ever?!?)  Filled with frustration, I began a 3 needle bind-off to turn my sweater body into a pillow cover when my husband came home from work.  (Did I mention… Continue reading My Fair Isle Evolves Into A New Project