I debated whether to consider this post a crafting first or a finished object, as it's technically both, but since technology prevented me from actually publishing on Friday (and since I have work travel next week so I don't know if I'll get to writing my Monday post where I'd ordinarily cover the crafting firsts segment) I thought I'd just publish today and sort of consider it both? That's unimportant, really. What is important is what crafting first I've completed. Just now
Let me preface this post by saying that very little of what you're about to read below is typical for my crafting life. So I've started knitting another Daenerys. It's not that I'm not a re-knitter, I've knit several things more than once, it's that I'm not usually one for essentially chain knitting the same pattern. Especially when that pattern happens to be a rather large shawl. However, I've been wearing the other one around and gotten many, many compliments on it. During
I feel like I’ve been neglecting you all lately. I promise it’s not intentional, I was just mired in my first true foray into non-monogamous knitting (I hated it) and was waiting until I had anything finished (or even remotely finished) to make an update. Consequently, I have about 5 posts in a row that I’m going to need to make as I’ve been doing ALL THE THINGS. I’ll try to space them out a bit so you don’t get them all at once. The first thing I want to talk about is someth
PSA: This also gets into a bit of a “needle review”, which is to say I might say some unpopular things about knitting needle brands and people who feel like if I’m not knitting with $400 needles I’m not doing it right. You have been warned. Start Post SO has been really into cardigans lately and since it is allegedly going to be summer soon, I thought that making wool cardigans for someone seemed a bit silly. Thanks to my binge listening to the KnitPicks podcast, I’d been ser
I just finished the second in a series (currently there are only 3 designs, but that’s just because I haven’t created the 4th one I have planned) of Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire inspired sigil hats!
They look like this: I completed the Stark hat on Monday (this is the aforementioned hat that I knit on a US5 instead of a US3…it’s comically large and was almost a bit tragic, but I think it's all going to work out) and yesterday I did the final seaming on the Lannister
Sometimes you do a thing where you knit an entire fingering weight hat on US5 needles because you don’t label your circular needles, you misplace your gauge checker 5 minutes after each time you locate it, and you were convinced you were knitting with a US3.
Or maybe that’s just me.
More on that story later. #CraftKnitting #FandomGameofThrones #FinishedObject #YarnKnitPicks
Swatching up a new yarn for a new project. This might be my new favorite of all acrylics. It’s soft and squishy and doesn’t squeak at all. And, of course, it’s from Knit Picks.
More to come on this new project as things progress! #ProjectPlanning #YarnKnitPicks #CraftKnitting #FandomDoctorWho
If you read a few of my posts a few weeks ago while I was on hiatus from the sport weight 4th Doctor scarf, you may have heard me allude to a new exciting project.
Well, it’s done enough that I can share it with you!
Inspired by my recent Frostfangs hat, the AMAZING Knit Picks Imagination Hand Painted Fingering Yarn in all manner of colourways with exciting fantasy names (Castle Walls, Ruby Slippers, Treasure), and my supreme love of all things A Song of Ice And Fire, I h
First…sorry this post is long overdue. Life, you know?
If you’ve been keeping up, you know about the great yarn saga of 2014 and all that went into the second of my “Two 4th Doctor scarves in two months” plan, so I won’t get into it too much. I will say that this was my first time using multiple yarn sources to make a scarf, and I don’t much like it.
Some thoughts: I still adore Knit Picks Wool of the Andes above all other yarns for this scarf. In the future (after this n