A couple weeks ago at knitting meetup (gosh, has it been that long?) Jenn chastized me for not fixing the dropped stitch in my Multnomah and blocking it, despite having cast off the sucker more than a month earlier. She urged me to “take the five minutes” and fix the stitch. To be honest, what was stopping me was that I didn’t know how and didn’t want to screw it up. Basically it was a dropped stitch that I didn’t notice, but I must have realized a few rows later I was short one stitch, so I fudged it. I Continue Reading »
I finished my fingerless gloves a few weeks ago. I had a big issue with the sewn bind off because I thought it looked sloppy. I got really picky about the finishing techniques on the gloves since they’d be under such scrutiny. It wasn’t like a cowl or scarf where I’d only see it in the mirror. I am relatively happy with them, but still wish I had better finishing techniques. The photos are by Jason Vanderhill (who did the photographs for the yarn bombing article I wrote). I was wearing the gloves during yarn bombing and Jason took photos Continue Reading »
Before the Knitter’s FOtoshoot, I managed to finish up my red cowl! Yaaay! Now I just need a grey coat (my current Autumn coat is turquoise). The red of the Cascade Luna yarn is very true in the first photo. Kinda too pinky in the second photo (based on my monitor). And yes, that is purple in my hair! I dyed it again over Thanksgiving weekend. I needed my colour! Once again (I feel like I’ve updated about this damn cowl so many times for such a small object) the pattern is the Quickie Cowl.