knitting, and then some more

I finished knitting the mitts and had plenty of yarn left over, so went on and knit a cowl. I prefer a cowl to a scarf, because you don’t have the long ends flopping all over. Sometimes a scarf is the right thing, but a cowl tucks into your coat and covers your neck andContinue reading “knitting, and then some more”

knitting: a shawl in Lion brand cotton

I figured out how to make the shape of shawl I was going for after last month’s fail. This one is exactly what I wanted. The triangle drifts off to the side, and the pattern is simple garter stitch, no frills, so the colors do all the talking. I used Lion brand cotton yarn, andContinue reading “knitting: a shawl in Lion brand cotton”

knitting:multi-color shawl

I kept looking at the Mandala yarn at Walmart, because they have such pretty self-striping colors, and they are only $4.98. I figured even if the result wasn’t high quality, at least it would be a painless lesson in figuring out how to make a triangle shape. I really wanted to make a lop-sided triangle,Continue reading “knitting:multi-color shawl”

knitting: washcloths

Knitting up more wash cloths. These have a sort of nautical feel, don’t they? I didn’t know that would happen. I was just combining Americana colors. Or could be a racing-stripe feel. Maybe? Then I thought more than Americana, they have a French flair…. I’ve got twenty-three wash cloths finished right now. Definitely a coupleContinue reading “knitting: washcloths”

mspt: knitted wash cloths

I am trying to fit in a little knitting every day as my zen time. I don’t have anything I particularly need to knit, I have enough scarves (can one ever have too many scarves?) so I am knitting simple washcloths. Quick, easy, and something you always need. This is Peaches & Cream cotton. ItContinue reading “mspt: knitted wash cloths”

make something pretty today: knit shawl (08/17/17)

I am happy with craftsy.com, I can pick out a knitting pattern AND find the right yarn to use and know I’m not buying too much or too little yarn for the project. Because I always buy too much, just in case, and I hate that. This pattern is called Over the Sea to Sky,Continue reading “make something pretty today: knit shawl (08/17/17)”

making something pretty: a finish!

I forgot to link to the pattern I used to make my shawl. It’s this one. Remember I went to the knit shop and picked out the pattern because I saw a finished example on the wall. When I went to buy the pattern, the shop owner logged on to Ravelry for me and downloadedContinue reading “making something pretty: a finish!”

time for knitting

Just in case it seems like I haven’t been doing anything other than painting, here’s some photo of the gloves I’ve been knitting for next Christmas. I started with 44 stitches, ribbing knit two purl two, and put in two eight-stitch cables. Pretty easy to remember, as long as I remember, “Did I twirl theContinue reading “time for knitting”