Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Silly, silly me. Nancie was right. It's good to separate the stitches. Here's how this next part went. After perusing a stack of books and magazine articles from my own shelf, I set them all aside, convinced I was never going to get this technique down. The next morning I arose with renewed vigor (and stubbornness--sometimes it helps!), looked at Nancie Wiseman's instructions in The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques again, placed the knits on one needle and the purls on a separate needle and painstakingly...slowly...carefully...did it!
- Yoga workout
- Block a sweater coat I finished yesterday
- Do the rest of the ribbing BO on the sweater above
- Swatch some lace for a freelance submission
- Put the first round of corrections from the tester into the top-down sweater draft
- Figure out how to make a yummy stew out of the leftover veggies from the St. Patty's dinner (cuz we ate the corned beef on Reubens Saturday--delicious!)
What's on your list?
*AHHHHH (screaming inside) I just found out that the Hiatt book is finally being reprinted and should be out by November! YES! Mildly suspicious, however, as it states a price of $45 for the hard copy. Has it been *gasp* shortened?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Here is a crochet yoke worked in alternating rows of sc and dc with the raglan increase being formed by working 2 sc stitches in each dc in the row below on each side of a marked center stitch. It's a bit more gradual increase than the knit ones above and below.
(Sample is being worked in Cascade Eco Duo in color 1706.)
For a more lacy increase, I am working a yo, k1 before the marker and a k1, yo after the marker. Notice I do not close the yo on the following WS row. This makes a simple lace raglan diagonal line.
(Sample worked in Pagewood Farm Yukon in Sea Breeze.)
Here is that same lacy raglan line after blocking. Much nicer! This sample is done (and I mean done--FO!) in Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering alternating colors between Shells on the Beach and Maple Leaf.
I can't show you more right now, but hope to be able to share more detailed FO shots in the future.
Let me know if any of you have worked a top-down sweater and whether you liked it or not. If you haven't tried it, please give it a shot. I will have a couple of Figheadh patterns ready for you in the coming months to help you try out this wonderful technique!
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
- Irish American Month
- Music in our Schools Month
- National Craft Month
- National Frozen Foods Month
- National Irish American Heritage Month
- National Nutrition Month
- National Peanut Month
- National Women's History Month
- Poetry Month
- Social Workers Month
and Red Cross Month--one of my favorite charities.
So I guess we should make music in school while eating nutritional peanuts and frozen food while learning about the Irish and reading women's poetry, at the very least, hoping not to need the services of a social worker or The Red Cross but being very glad we have them. Okay?
But every month is Knitting Month for me, so next time I'll show you at least a bit of all the many top-down cardigans I'm working on at present. Back to the knitting!