Damn, I suck

by admin on January 8, 2019

in Uncategorized

I had really good intentions of keeping up with the blog. I really did…but I suck and didn’t keep up at all. Not one bit.

With Ravelry, Facebook, and Instagram I’ve been keeping track of my knitting projects there and don’t even think to post them here. I’m also not designing, so there is not a lot of reason to post here.

I’m going to have to give it a long hard thought as to if I want to keep the blog going. According to tracking, I do get the occasional visitor (hey, there, you from Mesa, AZ!), but is that enough?

More to come….

Comfort Fade Cardi

by admin on June 19, 2018

in Comfort Fade Cardi, Yolks Pullover

I’m a little slow to the party on this one, but I finally made a Comfort Fade Cardi. I went with Madelinetosh DK in Esoteric, Hosta Blue, and Abiquiu (in order from top to bottom). The sweater itself grew quite a bit after washing/blocking, but I think that’s ok. It’s a comfy snuggly sweater that I can see myself wearing on a cold fall or winter’s day cuddling on the couch and binge watching Netflix.

Since this sweater is reverse stockinette, I knit most of it inside out. It’s just easier to knit than purl the whole time! This was a super easy knit, and the only advanced technique was the short rows in the collar. But I’ll be honest, those aren’t even that hard, so it’s an interesting easy knit. If you are on the fence, I’d say go ahead and do it!

I’m thinking about using the “fade” technique on a pullover next. I know Andrea Mowry has a pullover pattern, but I don’t think I would need it. However, I am lazy….so it would all be there and I wouldn’t need to think. So tempting.

The next project is more summer weather appropriate. I cast on for the Yolks Pullover in Cloudborn Cotton Pima Dk. I’m not usually a cotton gal, but this yarn is not too hard on the hands.

I’m Baaaack!

April 27, 2018 Antrorse

So, what’s it been? 3 years? I think it’s almost to the day… Well, folks, a lot has happened in those 3 years. And I promise it’s not going to be like the last time…I’m going to be consistent with keeping up with the blog. Famous last words, right? Anyway, a couple things – I […]

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Some Spring Knitting

April 28, 2015 Blooming Cotton Scarf

  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 […]

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Where have I been?!

April 20, 2015 Baby Blanket

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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