December 2009

Ruby on Board

Ruby on Board

I got a little carried away with finishing the hoodie and I didn’t block the hood before working the top seam. It’s easier to block when it can lie flat, but I improvised. I recently acquired this nifty little ironing board and I pinned the opening of the hood onto the board. I gave it a generous spritz and let it dry. Seems to have done the trick. The applied i-cord goes on so much more easily when the edge is blocked flat. I have another tutorial about attaching read more

Beaded Beginnings

Beaded Beginnings

I’ve started a Christmas gift for my son’s teacher. My deadline is Friday since that’s the last day of school before the Christmas break. I’m knitting my new lacey scarf pattern called Beaded Beauty. Beaded Beauty $5.00 CAD Embedded with beads, this lacey scarf is an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Wrap it around your neck a couple of times and tie it at your throat for read more

Is it too late?

Is it too late?

I’m mentally starting a Christmas gift knitting list in my head. I know, I know, there’s not much time left—10 days to be exact. We’ll see how much happens. I plan to do some heavy duty knitting in the next little bit. I’ll also take lots of breaks and do my excercises for my shoulder. My chiropractor is happy with my progress. On my sample knitting to do list, Ruby is blocked and I’m well into the hood. Not much more to do.

Ruby Pocket – Part III

Ruby Pocket – Part III

It’s time to join the top of the kangaroo pocket on the Ruby hoodie. This is very similar to a three-needle bind-off, without the binding off part. Once both the sweater front and the pocket front are knit to the appropriate height, knit across the sweater front row to the point where they are to be joined. With the wrong side of the pocket front facing the right side of the sweater front, hold the two needles parallel. read more

Ruby Pocket – Part II

Ruby Pocket – Part II

Time for another installment of the kangaroo pocket on the Ruby hoodie design. After the front of the sweater is knit up to about the armhole, pause and knit the front of the pocket. All the stitches are nicely being held on waste yarn. It’s time to slip them onto your knitting needle. The stitches slip more easily onto a smaller-sized needle. I increase one stitch on each end of the first row of the pocket. This creates a seam allowance read more

Wrist Warmers Found

Wrist Warmers Found

I was out walking today and found a pair of wrist warmers that someone dropped. Maybe they’re yours? Someone else nicely placed them in the crook of a tree so they’re easier to see. They are knit in a bulky natural coloured yarn with a lovely cable down the back. They look like they would be nice and warm to wear these past couple of frosty mornings. They are on the east side of Cypress St near the corner just north of West 12th in Vancouver. I hope they find their owner soon!