Posts Tagged “WIP”

Knitting Fresh Brioche

By | March 5, 2015

Check out the latest addition to my knitting bookshelves: It’s Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant, and it’s fabulous. The book is all about two-color brioche rib. You’d think that kind of narrow focus would be dull – after all, Nancy’s previous book, Knitting Brioche, covered all kinds of brioche fabrics – but no, Nancy […]

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Travel knitting

By | October 28, 2013

Lately it seems I get most of my knitting done while traveling. Case in point: Before Stitches Midwest, knowing that I would need some travel knitting, I cast on these Sidewinder socks. I don’t often knit one of my own designs twice, so this was a treat: No need to scour stitch dictionaries for ideas! […]

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An experiment

By | April 3, 2013

Remember the center-out square of Fountain Lace that I knit a couple weeks back? I decided to turn it into a stole, extending two sides of the square to create “wings.” But how to make the most of a limited amount of yarn? My knee-jerk reaction was to weigh the yarn remaining after the square […]

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By | March 19, 2013

When I finished Daphne, what did I do next? Repair the tattered fingers on my gloves? Re-sole DH’s house slippers? Fix the hole in my toe socks? Nope, nope, and nope. Despite the need for the gloves/slippers/socks (it’s still damp and drizzle season, after all), and despite the satisfaction of well-performed repairs saving handknits from […]

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Ready to travel

By | January 16, 2013

With the repair of DH’s socks out of the way, I’m back to making good progress on my toe socks: Having grafted together the toes of the second sock, I’m all set with lots of plain knitting on the foot, a simple heel, and more mindless knitting on the leg. It’s perfect travel knitting for […]

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Potato chips

By | December 26, 2012

Right after completing the dubbelmossa, I needed to cast on for another project. (Because none of the UFOs hidden under the end table would do, of course.) What did I choose? Toe socks. Because apparently I can’t stop at just one or two pairs.

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More toes

By | November 8, 2012

Grab a cup of tea; this is gonna be a long one. • I’d like to tell you that I finished two pairs of socks in the past few days. Finishing two pairs in quick succession would’ve been a novelty for me, since I normally practice serial monogamy with my knitting projects. But while enjoying […]

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On hold

By | August 24, 2012

My crescent shawlette project is on hold. I’d predicted fairly early on that I’d need a second skein of yarn (Valley Yarns Charlemont Kettle Dye in dark olive – thankfully, I found the missing ball band), and that I’d be able to buy it from WEBS at Stitches Midwest. Right on the first count, wrong […]

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Deviating from Plan A

By | July 25, 2012

Lately I haven’t been knitting much because another project has grabbed all my interest, but I still need to have something on my needles, you know? So I’m futzing around with a crescent-shaped shawlette. The idea is to have a pretty scalloped pattern along the bottom edge – namely, this one: – and to fill […]

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On target

By | April 9, 2012

The Swirl progressed nicely over the weekend, thanks to knitting while watching The Help (that’s a solid 2.5 hours right there) and knitting while on the front porch Sunday afternoon (in the sun! while wearing a T-shirt and a sun hat, not a heavy jacket and earmuffs!). I’m nearly done with welt 58, so that […]

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