Oh my goodness, I finally finished the Bamboo Diamond Shell. A year and seven months in the making (okay, I knitted it off and on and put it away for months and months), I finally decided to wear it for the first time today since it was a mild mid-70F day in Los Angeles. The… Continue reading Bamboo Diamond Shell Completed
It’s been a while since my last update, but I am still knitting! I have done lots and lots of doll dresses (which I still love doing, even after 20+ of them), and lately I’ve been making baby sweaters. A few months ago, I found out that three of my friends at work are expecting!… Continue reading Babies Babies and More Babies
Ooh! Nothing says love better to knitter/yarn aficionado than a giant heart-shaped box full of yarn. Who needs chocolate? 🙂 (via CraftZine)
I completed Nimbus tonight, hooray! I spent Saturday afternoon seaming the pieces after blocking/drying last weekend, and decided to add the collar by picking up stitches and knitting on directly rather than seaming. I’m still not so great at seaming, but doing the shoulder seams, attaching the sleeves, and then finishing up the sides was… Continue reading Nimbus Completed
Happy 2011! I decided my very first project of the year will be Nimbus from Berroco Design Studio! I’ve had Nimbus in my queue for SO long. The style is really cute, classy and understated and everything that I love – I just wasn’t sure if I wanted to buy any more yarn or use… Continue reading A Nimble Start
I finished my Sideways Grande Cloche today and I absolutely LOVE it! Turns out 2nd time’s the charm, as my first try came out way too tall for my head even though I followed pattern instructions. My modifications were casting on 33 sts instead of 42(!) as the pattern originally called for, and 1/2 inch… Continue reading Sideways Grande Cloche
Ahh, finally finished my first pair of Fetching. It’s a fun, quick and easy project, I don’t know why I didn’t start sooner! So this pair was done following the pattern exactly, in Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran with size 6 DPNs, and it’s perfect for medium-size hands. I have really small hands, so I decided… Continue reading Happy Fetchings!
I don’t know how many years Knitty’s Fetching by Cheryl Niamath has been in my queue. It’s one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry with 16394 projects and always increasing in numbers! I finally got the chance to start it this weekend while watching the Harry Potter marathon on TV and now I see… Continue reading Finally, Fetching in Progress
C’mon now, sing with me! Bah la, ba la la laaaa Bah la, ba la la laaaa BUNDT-day BUNDT-day So good to me BUNDT-day morning It was all I hoped it would be… Yes folks, it’s… Continue reading Happy National Bundt Cake Day!
Yes, I am knee-deep in baby sweaters! I’m just knitting them one after another and happily doing so. I think this is the 5th(?) baby sweater I’ve made this year. It just gives me so much joy and satisfaction to be able to give something special that I’ve made by hand. This was a new… Continue reading Presto Chango