Saturday, January 31, 2015


I feel a bit odd turning 44 and making so many hipster sweaters with horizontal stripes, but ....

Palette on 4’s feels and looks really nice. Great pattern, the short rows for the neck shaping are awesome. I’m excited to see how this one comes out - I think most of my jogless color switches worked on the back yoke. I decided to extended the contrast color stripes down into the darker body portion to try and make the entire peice more intergrated. I think I like it so far. I’m also adding some shaping to the body.  I'm thinking that doing one with greens could be nice too.  


I think I can wiggle and block those out a bit. Right now the unevenness is being exacerbated by tension funk at the color changes. 
Interesting last sentence there.  
If you're interested in jogless stripes, check out the Techknitters blog from 2007 - 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

It's done, blocked maybe it will fit?

Knit about 40 yards of icord this morning and it's done, needed a bit of stretching post block.  We'll see if that did the trick. 
Not sure if I like it or think it's just heinous ...

Monday, January 19, 2015


I started working on this over break. It's a very fun and I wanted to do it again with the stripes this time. It makes for nice and permitting if you're trying to watch a movie for the most part. So I wanted to use up some black and lollipop Chroma. The problem with color change yarn is that if you work back-and-forth the gradations not going to work out very well. So I did was basically a really unnecessary steeking process on this one. Then I tried out a new way of handling steeks using the crocheted steek method. You can see it here 
I'm now picking up for the neck edging and I'm going to have to figure out how I want to finish it-  with buttons or clasps or what. 

Happy holidays!

Two weeks off!  Went for a walk today. 

Just.... Wow

I love this pattern. I think this might be one of the best projects I've ever made. 

Last Christmas knitting

So I finished Dark and Stormy today.  Wet blocked it and dried it in the sun.  The Alpaca Elegance is really lovely, works great for this pattern, it fits beautifully . I'll get some shots of it on tomorrow at knitting.  I think my sister will really like it, and it will look really good on her. Oops if she reads this. :)
I'm not in love with the buttons, but I'll send her some yarn to replace them if she finds something better.  
Now I just have to finish mom's lap blanket...