As you may or may not recall, I was knitting a vest for Younger Son (for Christmas, maybe). This vest. I checked my gauge several times while knitting and I was spot on. 14 sts in 4" and I didn't skooch or push to get the gauge. I didn't even smooth it out before measuring, just laid it flat and measured without moving the fabric at all. I thought it looked wide, but then (as I said here) sweaters that are knit all in one piece always look wide to me (and I was getting gauge). Then I washed it.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
How Cold Is It? (warning: -- link contains a bad word) hat. I was hoping to finish today, but at least I'm past the random graph and am now doing the decreases at the crown. This will be a good size (I was worried that it wouldn't be long enough) just long enough to cover the ears and be a little slouchy. Perfect! Once it's done and blocked I will attempt to get a modelled shot. I hope the recipient will like it. For those of you keeping track this will count as Socks #3 of 13. Still on track for my deadlines, actually pulling ahead a little once I get the zipper sewn in on Younger Son's vest. I've also been working on Older Son's jacket as well, and have reached the underarm shaping on the back. Moving right along. Since I've decided that I want to do JFY7 3 times, those will count as 3 more socks. If I get them all done by Christmas I'll be way ahead! Stay tuned for more exciting knitting highlights. I'm sure you're on the edge of your seat.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
I've been away so long. Not feeling the mojo for awhile, but I've been knitting. I finished Younger Son's vest and am working on Older Son's sweater (more on those later).
I've decided to do the JFY7 . I'm making two in reversed colors for my BFF Michelle and her twin sister. These are the colors. I'm showing off the buttons because they cost almost as much as the yarn!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
It's like it's a Borg sweater. My Little Worsted Sock Arms for Gracie.
Monday, November 23, 2020
I'm finally (finally!) knitting a color other than blue (or turquoise, or whatever).
The artificial light doesn't really do justice here to the lime green and bright speckles of the sleeve color here. I'm totally enamored. But it could be I'm just excited for it not to be blue. When I asked DJ to admire it, he remarked "Well, it's really not very colorful." Hmph.
I'm moving along like gangbusters here. The not having to actually work really bumps up the knitting production. Although, starting tomorrow I'll have to spend time getting ready for Thanksgiving. I have my Thanksgiving menu planned, every dish a tried and true tradition. Because, really, that's what we need in this pandemic year; comfort food.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
I've spent the day binge watching Call the Midwife and knitting. I have knitted up one full skein and am on to the second in my Sock Arms sweater for Gracie.