August 2007

Complications

Complications

I’m stalled on the black lacey cardigan.  I started it hoping to be able to wear it to a wedding on September 1st (I’m always cold at receptions).  I guess I was feeling a little overconfident and thought I could finish it even though I’m working on a number of other projects. I wasn’t counting on the vague instructions for managing the ever increasing lace repeats over the bias knit fronts. Upon taking a closer look at my first front I’m not happy.  The two sets of lace patterns aren’t lined up the way read more

Black Yarn

Black Yarn

My eyes are going.  I’ve been in denial about this for a while now.  I couldn’t really understand before when my mum would said that she could only knit with dark coloured yarn during the day with good strong light over her shoulder.  Now I get it. Even though I just bought new glasses with – *whisper* – progressive lenses, I’m still having difficulty seeing what I’m doing with a couple of my current projects when I’m knitting in the evening.  I’m using black yarn. The Elann read more

On-the-road knitting

On-the-road knitting

While on our road trip I had lots of time for knitting.  Although prone to motion sickness, I did discover that I can easily work in stocking stitch as long as I don’t need to look down much. Eloise came along nicely.  The photos show this first ball (the ribbing) of my Eloise sweater by Jane Ellison and the completed back and one of the fronts.  I had to put the project on hold because I wanted to use a nifty gadget I have for placing button holes (which read more

Travels

Travels

We’ve been out of town on and off all summer long.  I find this upheaval somewhat disruptive to blogging and designing.  We went on a road trip to central Oregon this summer – our first car trip with the little one.  It was a great success.  We were well equipped with back seat activities and we made lots of stops along the way.  Devan loved staying in both the motels and resorts and was sincerely sorry to leave each location. The high points included … Crater Lake  on a clear read more

Avery update

Avery update

I’ve been working on a little of everything lately, but wanted to let you know how Avery is coming along. I’ve finished the front and blocked both the front and back. As you can see, I like to join the shoulder seam(s) before blocking. This size will have a button placket on the left shoulder to make the neck opening larger for those big headed babies, so the left shoulder seams isn’t joined. I like the contrasting colours that are happening in the corrugated ribbing read more