Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Ever so frustrating

I finally sucked it up and finished Caleb's mitts, then I wove in all of the ends (and there were a lot of ends).  I held them up beside each other and made the very frustrating revelation that they are not the same size.  I could re-knit one but I really don't want to knit the pattern ever again.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ever so slowly

I still like the blanket, and am working on it, but not often.  Things have been busy lately, and we haven't been feeling well which means there's a lot of sitting and feeling like still is good.

I'm happy to say we're all on the mend, and that I have knitting plans I'm quite excited about, I just need to get to the yarn store.

Friday, 17 October 2014

A Great Exhalation

All of my patterns are up!  There are the Christmas ornaments and stockings plus two pairs of mittens that I'm quite fond of.  It took more work that I had anticipated (and by that what I really mean is it took forever to get the charts right) but they are up.

You can find them here on my Ravelry page and my Etsy shop can be found here.

The Etsy shop has the banner my delightful husband made as I slept one night, because I have no clue how to make a pretty graphic that is 760 by 100 pixels.  I should probably add a profile photo to both sites but that is a job for another week.

Any now I will celebrate by eating the banana bread that my mother brought over for me (family for the win). :)

Monday, 13 October 2014

Start them early

Last week was a busy week, it seemed like we were running around every day and as a result little knitting has actually gotten done.  I'm working on a cowl, which I'm quite enamoured with.  The yarn is baby llama and silk.  Caleb will often grab my yarn and run away with it, and if it's inexpensive I let him but I don't want this being handled too much so instead when he picks it up I take it, rub it against his face and say "mmm, soft."

Now he'll come, pick it up, rub it against his face and go "mmm."  This is very, very cute.  (Caleb is 14 months).

In other news it is beautiful thanksgiving Monday and I am looking forward to seeing family today.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Lovely little squares

One of my friends at crafternoon has been knitting dishclothes, they're for gifts and she's sick of them.  Naturally this inspired a second friend at crafternoon to also make dishclothes.

I love knit dishclothes but I hate the fact that dishcloth cotton always seems to pool and look like camo, not that there's anything wrong with camo if that's the look you're going for but, it's not generally what I had in mind.

So Karen was knitting away at her dishcloth which happened to be enterlac, which was something that's always kind of interested me in a I-should-do-that-eventually kind of way, and instead of the colours pooling it looked like this:

No pooling, just amazing little striped squares!  Also, I love the colours.  I told her this and she immediately gave me a second copy of the pattern and pulled out enough yarn from the centre of her ball so I could make one too.

This made my day.  The picture is actually of my finished dishcloth and I am tempted to go buy more of the yarn so I can make some for mother's day, and for myself.

I also started a cowl.

I am having a fun week.