Sunday, October 17, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I have had a wonderful summer playing around in my fabulous city. I was having so much fun, that never made time to sit at home and blog, so now I'd like to do a little catching up. I haven't done any major knitting, but there were some cute little projects that I'd like to show off.
Technical Note: for this post I am going to try out a new Ravelry feature and link to my projects so anyone (Rav members or not) can see the details of what I worked on, and skip the Pattern, Yarn, Needle, Notes section of my post.
A friend of mine picked up a fun little game, and was looking for a nice bag he could keep his dice in. I couldn't resist the opportunity to make him one. I knit most of this while waiting in line for Shakespeare in the Park. Unfortunately, we never got tickets, but we did get to spend a (couple) beautiful days lounging in the park.
I learned from this project that I need a lot of practice with color work. My gauge tightened right up, and I didn't leave the floating yarn on the wrong side loose enough.
You remember Katy. She is still coveting knit goods, so when she mentioned wanting some coffee cup sleeves, I dedicated a subway ride to knitting just for her.
I love The Highline so I've been wanting to make this pattern since the moment I saw it. A friend that Hubby hangs out with had a surgery this summer, so I knew she'd need something to keep that cold hospital chill away. I had to block it one half at a time because I don't really have space in my apartment to spread out a full wrap to dry, but it was worth it. This is a fun quick knit and I will be making it again.
You'll just have to wait until my next post to hear more about these.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
They are such a wonderful couple that we knew they would be getting married well over two years ago, but it was on this trip that we started to get real details about when the big day would finally come. Just because the event was inevitable, doesn't mean it would be any less perfect, so Hubby and I started the talking and planning to had back to Arkansas as soon as they left.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
|From Drop Box|
|From Drop Box|
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential (now Stroll) Multi in Meadow Multi, Knit Picks Shine Sport in Grass and Leapfrog, and various bits of this and that.
Notes: For the top of the dragon, I knit holding both the Meadow variegated yarn and the Leapfrog at the same time. For the bottom, I alternated between Leapfrog and Grass. I wanted to use the yarn double thick on the top and single on the bottom. In my head this meant that the top would be bigger/fuller and be a bit more substantial than the bottom. In turn, the belly would draw in a bit because it was smaller. It kind of worked, but it also caused a tiny problem.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Notes: I had a lot of trouble with this pattern. I generally like to trust the pattern. Honestly, I don't have the confidence in my knitting prowess or my ability to visualize the instructions as I read them to do much more than have faith that it will all work out in the end. Most of the time (as long as I scour the internet for errata before I begin) this faith has served me well. This project changed all of that.