Sunday, June 7, 2015

Something for me

I've been in a knitting rut and a ravelry KAL got me working on a project I've been thinking about since 2008. For once I have finished a KAL in a timely manner and I now have a top that I can wear in season. The tantric puzzle top is an unusual, but simple, construction. It is not a pattern really, but a recipe, with lots of opportunity for customization. I made mine stripey and seamless. Stripey because I was worried I would run out of one color (I wouldn't have) and seamless because I know myself and sometimes a project languishes because I have finished all the fun knitting but can't get myself motivated to do the seaming.
Looking forward to the weather warming up enough so I can wear this top.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More hats

A few more hats to start the year. A baby hat for a friend and another man hat, this one for my husband.
I've been dreaming of starting my Tracery vest.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BIL hat

First completed project of the year. A hat for my BIL to match his son's hat. Finished whilst sitting atop the bleachers at an elementary basketball tournament. Now drying from its bath and soon to ship off.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Leg warmers complete

And I did finish those leg warmers in time. Here they are modeled on my son. But don't let him know I told you that. He said they did feel nice but the colors didn't do it for him.

You can see the one mistake I made. A set of decreases on the wrong side. But I decided my niece would never notice. So I left it as is.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Boy man hat

And here I am wearing a hat I made for my nephew. He loved it so much he said he would never take it off. And he was true to his word, at least for the two days I saw him, except when his parents made him take it off for meals.

Boot cuffs

A gift for my sister. I improvised these boot cuffs using a pattern from one of the new harmony guide books (gotta say not lovin' the new harmony guides). But I like the way the cuffs turned out.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas gifts

Not a lot of knitting this Christmas. One leg warmer down one to go. Then we'll see about other stuff.