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
My hubby has been wanting this hat for YEARS. It seems strange that it's taken me so long to finally produce this quick knit, but for some reason it just kept getting putting on the back burner. I was going to surprise him on Christmas with the hat but I just didn't have the heart… Continue reading Knit a Hat He Will Love
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 ravelry.com for the inspiration for the sweater. (There were also some really cute space invaders socks on knitty.com a few years back that come to… Continue reading Finished!
The sleeves are joined to the body. Yay! Once again, gauge became an issue. The body was knit on long circular size 2s. The sleeves were knit on short and very slightly smaller size 2s which threw my gauge way off. *Big sigh.* To compensate, I had to add 12 more rows to the sleeves… Continue reading Sweater Progress in the Midst of Chaos
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
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
Well, after all of that worrying and fretting, I think I have a wearable sweater. It's far more body-hugging than I was aiming for but I think it might be passable. My kids and hubby swear that it looks nice. But, I don't think they'd have the heart to tell me if it didn't.I ended… Continue reading It Sort-of Fits