There is this theme on Mastodon[R], #Yarnuary, which is basically a tag for people who are engaged in fibre arts and crafts to follow, and where people can announce what they are working on, share techniques and tips, how their projects are going, and when they finish something. Continue reading “#Yarnuary”
Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq…
I am, as usual, doing multiple things at the same time. I am knitting a simple lace pattern, k3, k2tog, yo. And I am practicing French cardinal numbers. Continue reading “Pratique française”
Any knitting pattern is a programming algorithm. Do this, that, and the other, and you should eventually end up with whatever it is. Sometimes there are bugs. Continue reading “Knitting algorithms and errors”
I usually have more than a few things going at one time. Continue reading “Fiery irons”
I feel like I am stuck in a cycle of almost-completed projects and efforts, interrupted as I approach the final stretch by other things which seem, at the moment, to be more important. Like this one-armed sweater. Continue reading “Partial tasks”
The past weeks I have been trying to be productive knitting-wise; for a variety of excuses I have not done particularly well.
But, despite all, I have two of three baby sweaters done, and here are the brag photos.
There is a third sweater on needles at the moment, and about ¼ of the way done; I have almost finished the yoke. It is yet another small variation on this theme. I should probably do a book about this pattern called 200 variations on a theme.
…the baby sweater is completely knitted, with the ends sewn in.
So I have been sick. And distracted. And busy. More distracted than any of the other.
But the baby sweater which was supposed to be done before the first is not yet done. Just about to cast off the body and pick up the sleeves, so a solid 6 hours left to put in on the project.
It’s a bright orangey-yellow washable wool. The sweater is my classic baby raglan from the top in plain stockinette. IOW: mostly boring. But the pattern has been very popular with new moms, and the washable wool is a huge bonus for them even if it means it’s not the most huggable sweater I have ever knit.
Anyway, tonight has been a lost cause for knitting. My head feels stuffed with cotton, and I am sneezing and leaking in a most unpleasant fashion. I was sure hoping to get this off the circular needles tonight but I will concede defeat and head to bed for my very early morning.