When you take the "softest and fluffiest yarn EVER" and combine it with the measurements from your favorite sweater and then throw in a couple of dragons... it's REALLY hard to to wait for the finished project to manifest. It feels like I've been working on the sweater forever, but looking back over my posts,… Continue reading I Heart My Dragons! Favorite Finished Object EVER. And, a Review of DROPS Air.
Steve's twin is complete! But, if you look closely, you'll see that their knees don't match. I have no idea what I was looking at when I knitted up the second dragon, but the two legs are fused together at the knee. My options as I see them: 1) Live with the mistake. (Not likely. … Continue reading More Mistakes but Easy Fixes. Dragon Charts Too!
A new sweater is officially off my needles. It features an all-seeing eyeball floating above golden bricks. This may seem like an odd design choice unless you are familiar with Bill Cipher from the show Gravity Falls. Bill is an animated yellow pyramid cyclops that wears a bowtie. We think he's based off the all-seeing… Continue reading Finished Object. (It’s a Conspiracy!)
For the most part, I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants knitter. When I finally reached the arms on my newest sweater, I decided at the last minute to try out a new-to-me sleeve technique that I refer to as the "after-thought set-in sleeve". After seaming the shoulders, I picked up stitches around the armhole and knitted an arm… Continue reading After-Thought Set-In Sleeve Is a Success
I've had to make some difficult choices as I'm designing and knitting this sweater. The first choice was construction. My favorite sweater construction method is hands-down the bottom-up raglan because it's easy. I don't have to plot any sleeve curves and there isn't any seaming. However, my daughter really prefers a set in sleeve because… Continue reading To Seam or Not to Seam- That Is a Huge Question
With only one intarsia project under my belt, I was worried about my latest project which incorporates a large intarsia panel in front. The intarsia-in-the-round technique that I used previously gave me wonky stitches and it was difficult for me to manage my yarns. Plus, intarsia-in-the-round still requires back-and-forth knitting so you don't even avoid… Continue reading Embracing Intarsia: It’s Easier than You’d Think
The latest pair of Skew socks are off the needles! And, I did manage to slow down and enjoy the process instead of rushing to get to my next project- the Bill Cipher sweater. My sock model was sick in bed so I pulled out my sock blockers to take photos. Unfortunately, the blockers are… Continue reading 2 Colorful Socks and an Anticipated Cast On