You know when you have a really great idea in your head for a knitted project, and then you spend AGES on it and it doesn’t work out too well? That's what my green jacket thing is doing to me right now.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
You know when they make those amazing programs but only show half the season and then have a really big break? Well GAAA Wordless Wednesday is doing that. You see, I’m really lazy and haven’t finished the grafting on two of the squares, neither have I designed and knit the 25th OR Started on the edging. I’m guessing it’s going to be well beyond Christmas until I get back to it since I’ve got lots of other things on the go too. If you’ll all bare with me, one day you might see the finished article!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
This square is the prize winner of the competition, and not for those that dislike sewing! The sweater is sewn to a plain background in three pieces. For more information, visit my Great American Aran Afghan Squidoo Page
Friday, November 2, 2012
Remember ages ago I knit a ten stitch blanket? I used 500g of Sirdar Denim Tweed I’d bought on sale and didn’t like when knit up, but poppy adopted it even when it was washcloth sized and so it became a dog blanket. Cut to the end of April and poppy gave birth on it! Five chewing puppies later and it ended up with this big hole!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
It’s amazing how long it takes to knit a sleeve. I’m still on the first one of my secret project, but at least I’m an inch or so from the end. I’m going to try putting a row in between each bit of joined i-cord because my other attempt came out a bit tight. The bad thing though about sleeves is that I’m about to do it all over again!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This Square came out far larger than the prescribed 12” square, so I’ll probably reknit this with a smaller needle. For more information, visit my Great American Aran Afghan Squidoo Page
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
I cast on Luna Moth yesterday! I guess that’s not all that much of a surprise since I’ve been chomping at the bit to get started. I realised that 4.5mm needles were what I should use so I didn’t need to wait until I’d finished with them from my other project.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Not that I’m ready to cast off just yet (although that mini deadline is certainly approaching!) but I have been thinking about how I’m going to do it. You see the main part of the thing is stockinette, so likely to curl without a little weight to the bottom, so I’m thinking possibly an applied i-cord cast-off. However, part of the last row will be vertical ribbing, so needs to retain that stretchy look, which i-cord is definitely not. Should i just gather some of the purl stitches as I’m casting off, or do something different? At least I’ve still got a bit of time to think about it!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There is so much going on in this square that it’s difficult to keep track of all the charts – you will definitely have a lot of stitch markers! For more information, visit my Great American Aran Afghan Squidoo Page
Sunday, September 23, 2012
So the nights are drawing in (already) and I’m dog walking in wellies again. Out comes the autumn knitting that I started in may and gave up on (I think it may have been the grafting). I made it official by frogging and winding it all up into balls, and after chasing the dogs down the garden and fighting to get it back – winding it all up into balls again. Note to self – ignore that moment of madness that says grafting cables will be easy!
I’m planning something much simpler, with some ribbing and a nice collar. If it turns out well, I may even publish the pattern…