More wood spirits in the shop! These girls make up so fast and are so fun to make omg. More pictures here, in my etsy shop!
These are so adorable! I’d love to have them about my bedroom.
My blanket came apart while washing. The one I have been working on for months. came. apart. 10 whole blocks destroyed.
i JUST FINISHED IT AND IT IS GOOOOOOOOONE!
I’m going to bed and I will deal with it in the morning. so I don’t torch it.
I love knitting sweaters. But I hate knitting sweater sleeves. They just drive me crazy. I’m irrationally angry that I have to spend so much goddamn time knitting two long tubes so that my arms are covered. And yet, I hate sweaters with short sleeves.
This is a problem.
I feel this. I feel this so hard.
Solidarity, my sweater knitting sister.
The struggle is real. so very real.
Go, you guys, go!
This column by Barbara Breiter, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting & Crocheting, originally appeared in The Weekly Stitch newsletter.
Some great tips on how to deal with mistakes before, during, and after they happen!
I especially like the last tip about letting some mistakes go. Accepting the odd wonky stitch here and there really improved my productivity and happiness with my projects!
Intarsia in the round…super impressive!
Kate Wright Designs
I had a wonderful photo shoot for Kate Wright Designs in Viroqua, WI. Her sweaters are so beautiful and intricate. Check out her website at:
♡ [ animation by Christina Lu ! ]
Sorry, I’ve been at work all day so I haven’t had a chance to get at a computer. :3
They are Lindsay by Liz Abinante with a few adjustments. I nixed the star toe and am doing them toe up. It means the lace pattern is upside down but I like it better that way honestly.
Another break, another knitting session.
To all those asking for the pattern - it is “Lindsay” by Liz abinante (also known as feministy on ravelry). The only differences are that I am doing them toe-up and without a star toe.
I am on my phone, so I can’t link it at this moment. I will when I get home.
Finished Object to show off!!
"Lerro Shawl" test knit for Leethal done and blocking!!! (it’s 64" wide - too big for one picture! Am hoping to take ‘action’ shots today with The Red Pen Chick, if the rain holds off.) Lee said the inspiration is Basque, but I think it’s kinda Steam-punky (is that a word?) Either way, result is waaaay cool.
This is the ‘simple’ version; the ‘full’ version has really intriguing slip stitched motifs in the body of the shawl. I knew I wouldn’t ‘make deadline’ if I volunteered to do that one! I think I’d like to do it with a light-color variegated yarn and dark-color coordinating yarn - two colors instead of three.
Very challenging but completely fun to knit. It wasn’t technically ‘difficult’, just needed to pay close attention to the chart/line-by-line instructions. There are lots of great pictures and YouTube videos for assistance. Lee is such a great designer!
I needed to dye more yarn for last section (bottom border) - which was actually a good place to have a slightly different dye-lot. Modular construction is nifty.
My new work break sock is progressing along nicely. These are my solution to last year’s Halloween sock failure - start knitting them 4 months in advance!
I love Highland Cattle, they have such cool fringes!
Mac is my new knitted chum, a highland bull.