Category: Knitting

  • Knitting Update, Part 2

    Flower Basket Shawl #2 After finishing the baby blanket, gift knitting continued with the second Flower Basket Shawl in a series of three (if you recall). This FBS is destined for my mother, who just informed me that it arrived safe and sound. The yarn (Cherry Tree Hill Cascade) was really lovely with this pattern,…

  • Knitting Update, Part 1

    My apologies! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written in with a knitting update, primarily due to laziness over formatting photos. Since I have now accumulated enough material for numerous posts, I’ll spread them out a bit. Cable Scarf Set Remember the chunky baby alpaca yarn from Yarn Garden? It has transformed into a…

  • Yarn Garden and More

    I had the opportunity to visit a new (to me) yarn store in Portland this weekend, with two ladies I recently taught to knit. Having only been to a few yarn stores myself, mostly the ones in the Salem area, it was a real treat to visit a larger yarn store. The Yarn Garden was…

  • Flower Basket #1

    Well, I think it is safe to say that the Flower Basket Shawl makes a quick, enjoyable knit. After starting the first of three such shawls just yesterday afternoon, I have already finished it, and it is blocking as we speak. It was a clear, well-written pattern, with rather clever construction given the fact that…

  • Finally Some Finished Projects

    Well, by now my mom is in the air on her way home, so I’m back on my own. To console myself, I decided to post some photos of a few recently finished and barely begun projects. Next up is the Juliet Pullover. I love the finished fabric and the drape in the sleeves, but…

  • Culdesac Progress

    Despite of (or perhaps due to) a cold that has kept me somewhat out of commission this week, I was able to make more progress on the Culdesac Vest over the past few days. Last night I finished the left front, and began the considerable finishing for this piece. At this point I have sewn…

  • Juliet and Culdesac Photos

    Here are some photos (finally!) of the projects I have been working on recently. First is the finished front of Juliet, all blocked and waiting to be seamed: And here is part of what I worked on this past weekend, the back of the Culdesac Vest: The above photo doesn’t really show up the lovely…

  • Knitting Update: Culdesac

    The Juliet Pullover is all finished now, and waiting to be seamed and finished. This makes four projects I have waiting for finishing touches, thanks to the lack of needles. I’m hoping I can make do with what I have on a few of them, but wanted to start something new in the meantime besides…

  • Fall Knitting

    New (Old) Projects With the cooler, rainy weather we had recently, my hands decided they needed to work on something warmer and softer, on needles greater than a size 2. So I gave Juliet the weekend off, and dusted off my Braid-Edge Cardigan, started back in the spring. This cardi is a long one, knit…

  • Knitting Update and Et Cetera

    R.I.P. Progressive Gloves (December 20, 2003-September 12, 2004) This weekend I dug in and finished some gloves for Jeremy that I started way back last winter. They are based on the Progressive Glove recipe in the winter 2004 IK, with asymmetrical gussets, in black superwash wool. They got stalled out because he wanted some fancy…

  • Knitting Update: A Tale of Two Sleeves

    Juliet Pullover Since I had a lot of time to myself this weekend, I was able to finish not only the cap shaping on the first sleeve of my Juliet pullover, but the entire second sleeve as well. I would have taken a picture, but my digital camera is having battery issues (our charger no…

  • More Olympic Knitting

    Thanks to the Olympics, I finished the back of the Juliet pullover last night. I think it went well, but I was a little anxious about the measurements and the slightly harsh texture of the fabric, so I couldn’t resist washing and wet-blocking it right away. Consequently, please ignore the darker color in this photo—the…