Category: knitting

  • One of my favorite patterns of all time!

    One of my favorite patterns of all time!

    So. I make myself a new hat whenever I lose my latest one. Yep. I lose knitted hats… made out of amazing yarn. Oh well. The Three Tams pattern as shown on knitty.com https://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTtam.html is my GO TO pattern. I’ve made these for friends… family. To give away. I love this pattern. It’s MOSTLY easy……

  • Try, try again

    This is an image rich post! The first is the book I’ll be using and the color choices I have at hand. Now a close up of that swatch. Images include my inspiration, the colors I had to choose from, and the first few sit down sessions… what resulted. The next four are the first…

  • Done! Time for a new one…

    Done! Time for a new one…

    I finished. Here is the proof. (Okay, it needs strings darned in.) Since it won’t fit him it will go into a pile of ‘really finish it’ later items.

  • Knitting Since Christmas

    I went out with a girlfriend on Sunday… Very cool. I think I knit for about twenty minutes… mostly we gabbed. This is after one or two minutes… “Oh! I forgot…” then I needed to explain to girlfriend what I was doing. Hey, it’s been about a month. I almost have a sweater (for a…

  • Found it!

    I found the inspiration sweater! Yay! That meant I could finish the bottom and start on the sleeves. Strangely enough, even though these are larger needles, a loftier yarn, and I have more stitches on the body… it’s coming out about the same size. Hmmm… Guess he’ll wear it in January! Here’s the finished bottom…

  • Couldn’t find inspiration

    You know I’m working off of an inspiration sweater for this project. Here is that sweater. Since I COULD NOT find it… I needed to spend my 20 minutes knitting doing something else (preferably knitting). This is what I found… a sweater I had forgotten about. Nope, it’s not going to fit Aedan. However, it…

  • More photos

    So last Saturday 12/14 I had a little longer than twenty minutes to knit. That’s probably a good thing because so far this week there has not been a lot of knitting… There’s been CLEANING because of mold. Yup. MOLD!!! No, not black mold… so maybe it was mildew – but YECH! Clorox bleach to…

  • Where can you knit?

    Wednesday – twenty minutes at the Pioneer Home while visiting my Dad. I didn’t take a photo of the knitting until Thursday (before I started knitting at a local wool shoppe). Things are a bit blurry time-wise because of the tinking. However, I would say ON AVERAGE I’ve gotten twenty minutes in a day. Certainly…

  • The catch up post

    Sure, I can find 20 minutes (on average) to knit each day. It does not mean I can also blog about it that day. Here’s a catch up post! MOE

  • More planning and some doing

    I signed up for Instagram last night. I figured I needed to be able to quickly post some photos. Of course I did it in a mental stupor – so I spent time this morning trying to figure out what was wrong, my password or my userid? Got in about 25 minutes more of knitting…

  • Wasting knitting time

    11/27 Eco Duo size 9 needle Other than setting up Instagram (which I have only used once), I have wasted the rest of today’s knitting time looking for the pattern name of the small sweater, one of Aedan’s firsts, that has inspired me to make a larger sweater. Yes. Twenty minutes goes by fast. In…

  • Backgrounds and images

    So, I think that was almost twenty more minutes! Gasp. Onto the knitting. Aedan is well and truly asleep. I will transfer him to the crib, plug in this computer and see about swatching for this sweater I have in mind. Trust me, you’ll see photos and/or drawings.