design, sweater, yarn

Dragons, Dyes, and an Awesome Hank Winder

One dragon is completed and the other one has been cast on!  I've been busy with other projects (like yarn dyeing) which has slowed down my knitting progress.  But I'm still super excited about the Drops Air yarn and my new dragon friend who I think I'll call Steve.  To follow the shape of my… Continue reading Dragons, Dyes, and an Awesome Hank Winder

design, sweater

My Dragon Wings Are Being Eaten by the Underarm!

There's always some kind of snag when it comes to knitting.  For my latest sweater, I neglected to take the underarm curve into consideration when planning the placement of the dragon.  I didn't realize this until the wing stitches were being consumed alive by the underarm decreases. I'm going to have to rip back about… Continue reading My Dragon Wings Are Being Eaten by the Underarm!

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

design, sleevecap, sweater

Plotting a Succesful Sleeve Cap- What a Learning Curve!

After four separate attempts, I've finally produced a wearable sleeve cap!  It's a little embarrassing that I totally overlooked taking the around-the-arm shoulder-to-shoulder measurement and kept producing silly narrow sleeve caps, but at least I figured it out!  In case you missed it, you can catch up from my previous post, the sleeve cap nightmare.… Continue reading Plotting a Succesful Sleeve Cap- What a Learning Curve!