Yarn Along: Second Cuff, Second Time

 I think I finally got the pattern I’m working on right the second knit-up.  Rose has already claimed the first, large-and-floppy cuff for a legwarmer, so I’ll have to knit a second one of those for her, as well as a second, better-fitting one for myself.  Confusing!  But I do think I’ll have a free…

Yarn Along: Wrist Warmers with Colorwork

Rug space in front of the window is in really high demand It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up any knitting.  I think it took that long for my brain to recover from the anaesthesia.  For a few weeks now I’ve been glancing at my yarn stash, wondering when I would feel up for it…

Yarn Along: Another Shalom Cardigan

I have set aside my Scandinavian-style colorwork sweater (yet again) after realizing there are only three (THREE!!) more weeks until we leave for France.  I am still drudging away imperceptibly along the bottom edge, the sleeves are invisible, and the tiny yarn was becoming frustrating.  I needed a project I could crank out in a…

Yarn Along: Redneck Doormat

I probably shouldn’t even tell anyone about this project….if you were expecting to see pictures of a nearly completed, beautifully knitted Scandinavian-style colorwork sweater (like the one I put up for the last Yarn Along), SORRY. That project isn’t going so well – the colorwork, it turns out, changes the gauge ever so slightly, and…

Yarn along: Scandinavian-style Colorwork Sweater

The modified tunic/sweater with Scandinavian-style color patterns is coming along (my, that doesn’t sound very nice, does it?  I’ll have to think of a different name for this – Still Light Sweater or something….) I finished the yoke and am working on the body now.  I’m knitting plain grey until the bottom, so all I…

Yarn Along: Colorwork

(this was me trying to pick out the difference between light gray and off-white, which was surprisingly difficult in our poorly-lit house) So…this year, I’ve decided my kids have enough adorable woolens.  They hardly even wear them!  I’ve spent the past two months freezing my feet off and trying to convince them to wear something…

Yarn along: Christmas Knits

 So these are the Christmas knits revealed!  A Seashore cowl for my mother-in-law, Griselda.  Two Phoebe sweaters and Phoebe dolls for the girls.  I actually forgot to wrap Mirin’s cable vest – I still need to dig it out of my cedar chest.  What can I say….Santa had a lot on his mind this year. …

Yarn along: Almost Sleeves

   200 lbs of rye hand-seeded.  I finished with the whole first grazing line last night before it got too dark.  It was really pretty wandering the pastures with the almost-full moon rising.   I was just reading recently in Rudolf Steiner’s book, How to Know Higher Worlds that watching the sunrise gives you the emotional…

Yarn Along: Picot Vests

I’ve been working on two vests for the girls with picot borders.  It’s a simple pattern that I’ve designed, and hopefully can share here when I’ve got all the details worked out.  It also involves translating my chicken scratch notations into a readable pattern – so it might take awhile! This is the first time…

Handmade Times Ten

For the past two years now, my sewing machine and I have occasionally looked longingly at one another.  Sometimes we write letters, but the hard truth remains that while there is a crazy toddler in the house, there will be no sewing.  When Clothilde was small and immobile, I managed to sew three baby bloomers…

Yarn Along

The first Phoebe mouse is done!  I almost forgot her tail, but managed to remember before the children ripped it away from me.  I’ve been trying to of keep this project a secret.  Well, as much of a secret as a project can be when it is openly knitted, with the pattern pictures right there. …

Yarn Along

It had been a few days since I finished both the little doll sweaters, and I was waiting for new yarn in the mail, so I was parted from my knitting for a few days.  I feel so idle if I can’t knit in the car on the way to do the chores.  And it’s…