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 today: knitting

I always have a million projects up in the air, but the good thing is that I actually finish them, right? So I don’t feel bad starting a new one. I’ve known lots of people who start things but never finish, then move on to something else. What’s the point of starting in the firstContinue reading “making something pretty today: knitting”

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!”

making something pretty: knit shawl

I decided it was time to make something again, that wasn’t a painting. Oh sure, I have a quilt top that’s been languishing for about 3 months, and I’m just not inspired to complete it. From what I read on other’s quilting blogs, this is not an uncommon occurrence. We get caught up in theContinue reading “making something pretty: knit shawl”