I have had the Blooming Cotton Scarf languishing in my WIP pile since 2009. 2009!!! I would start it, but then have to rip. 400 stitches is a lot. I would always be off somehow. Or I would twist my stitches when joining in the round. So I would rip again. I finally have up for a while. I picked it back up last week and I’m getting so excited about finishing it. 

Truth be told, I did twist the stitches when I joined in the round. And guess what – it doesn’t matter. This thing is going to be cut open to make fringe anyway, so it’s just a bit annoying when letting the MC yarn sit there and it gets tangled. I just re-adjust every round. 

I’m about halfway through the repeats and color changes, and I’m getting antsy. I want to just sit and finish it! Updates to come when it’s complete! 

Good Lord! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. A bit over two years to be exact! A lot has happened since then and I’ve done a bit of knitting. Let’s not delay any longer – here’s the update:

  • I got married
  • We bought a house (more on that later)
  • I changed jobs (did I mention this before?)

Ok, so now that I type it out it doesn’t seem like that much. But these are some big things. Right now I’m working with my husband on the house. It’s no ordinary house, it’s Frankenhouse. It’s quite a project that we are taking on, so we’ve started another blog to help chronicle our adventures. It’s…something else.

Now what you came here for, the knitting! I actually took about a year off from knitting because there was so much going on in my life. When I took it back up, I knit up a storm. Recently, I even started fixing and finishing some things that have been sitting in my WIP bin.

Currently working on:

I’ve been posting most of my updates on Ravelry, so hit me up there if you’d like to see pictures of all these. I’ll try to be better about posting in the future.

New Sewing Project

April 10, 2013 Uncategorized

I’m kind of taking this sewing thing seriously. So seriously I bought some fabric to make a coat. Eeek! Who makes a coat?! Um, guess I am. Anyway, the Robson Coat is the newest pattern over at Sewaholic. What’s weird is that I thought to myself that it’s too advanced for me. Then Mood mysteriously […]

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Sewing + Knitting = New Clothes!

April 4, 2013 Bayside Pullover

Hey, I know it’s been a bit since I told you all about my new sewing toys, but I have been using them! Seriously. These pictures are not the best, but they are what I have at the moment. The weather should be improving soon, so I hope to get pictures of me actually in […]

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Spring Knitting

February 20, 2013 Bayside Pullover

It might be 10 degrees Fahrenheit (or -2 with windchill) today, but I’m thinking about spring! Warm weather, pretty flowers, hands don’t feel like bricks of ice…You know, spring.  I’ve been working on the Bayside Pullover from Coastal Knits in a nice purple cotton. Cotton = warm weather. I’ve already divided the sleeves from the […]

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A Little Sewing

February 19, 2013 Embroidery

As you all know, I do some sewing from time to time. Well, I decided to invest in a new (to me) machine. I looked around and found a Viking Designer SE LE for a little more than the price of a new standard Viking machine. So what does this kind of expensive new machine […]

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The Seamless Artemisia Sweater

January 7, 2013 Craftsy

Since I completed the Icelandic Craftsy Class, I decided to try another knitting one. So, I started The Seamless Artemisia Sweater. This is a sweater knit from the top down with set-in sleeves. It’s actually quite interesting since it’s a set-in sleeve technique I have never done before! This sleeve utilizes increases and decreases to […]

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What I did on my Christmas Vacation

January 2, 2013 Chic Knits

Since I was super busy this year, I wasn’t able to take full advantage of all the vacation I have accrued for the year, so since it’s a use or lose it kind of thing I took the last 2 weeks of the year off. That gave me plenty of time to get some stuff […]

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Craftsy Iceland Sweater

November 27, 2012 Craftsy

You all know my growing obsession with Craftsy by now. I have to say that there are very few knitting techniques or styles I haven’t tried. I decided to try out the Top Down Icelandic Sweater class because I have not done the following before: Round Yolk Sweaters Stranded Knitting Steeks (!) I’ve taken classes […]

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Happy Thanksgiving…

November 20, 2012 Uncategorized

OMG! It’s been months! I have been so busy with work and everything else that I totally haven’t found time to blog. But I have been knitting and sewing it up! Without further ado, please say hi to the Gramps Cardigan. I bought this pattern during my quick trip to Stitches Midwest. I even brought […]

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