Knitting? Not So Much

Over the last week or so , there hasn’t been very much crafting going on.  I did finish a simple ruffled scarf for a gift, made out of a cotton/linen blend, but that’s about it.  My dairy goat came home in milk over the weekend, and my hands are so sore trying to get in…

FO: Knitting Like Crazy Mystery Shawl 2012

This was a Knitting Like Crazy Mystery Shawl, and can be found on Ravelry as the Belle Haven Shawl by Jen Lucas. I knitted this in Alpaca Sox, which is a bit fuzzy for lace, perhaps, but still lets you see the stitch detail well enough. As usual, Jen treated us all to a great…

Happy Handpainting

As I’m sure you noticed, my design week project is temporarily on hold, primarily because I’m busy knitting the Knitting Like Crazy Mystery Shawl (I’m on row 4 of clue 4), a shawl for my aunt’s rapidly approaching birthday, and a pair of socks. There’s just not enough time right now. All of this knitting…

Design Week Day 3

Today we reveal what yarn we have chosen for our design. I’m going to go a little farther with this post since I’m hijacking StitchinSandy’s internet connection and I’m going to have to rely on posting from my phone for the rest of the week.   I myself have gone with one that is a…

Design Week – Days 1 and 2

Due to some technical difficulties of the computer variety, I was unable to post yesterday about the design I have in the works, so today you get a two-for-one deal. The idea I have in mind is for something I can use to keep my long hair under control, and am envisioning some type of…

Knit and Crochet Design Week March 12-17

Stacey from Fresh Stitches is hosting a design week on her blog. It will take you right from the sketching phase up to putting your design on paper, giving you a great opportunity to fast track that great pattern that’s been floating around in your head. I already have some thoughts on what I’m going…

FO: Litha

I really needed a quick knitting win, so when I looked around for a project I could put to use, I decided to go for a hat. I needed one, and I was looking for something cute and slouchy. I decided to go with Litha by Allison Haas. It was in the same issue of…

FO: Spiral Star Baby Blanket

Months ago, I knit my friend a Spiral Star Baby Blanket from last summer’s KnitCircus. It was a simple pattern,  easy to work on in front of the TV, and I finished with plenty of time to spare. I got my ends woven in, put it in the washer on the gentle cycle ( it…

FO: Diantha

My most recent completed knitting project is Diantha, which was offered by SusannaIC as a KAL. This shawl is crescent shaped,  knit from the bottom edge up, and incorporates beads, Nupps, and short rows. As a bonus, it has directions for three different sizes, ans covers lace through worsted weight yarn. The knitting experience doesn’t…

It's a Sock and Shawl Knitting World

Thanks to my usual slacker tendencies when it comes to posting,  I have failed to keep you updated on my knitting life. Mostly it’s been socks and shawls ( yes, my usual). Over the last few weeks, I’d say the most interesting socks I’ve finished are the Achilles Heal socks from Knitty. The heel on…