Thursday, 26 February 2015

under construction

I am knitting a shrug, Tanager Shrug from Graphic Knits, that has an unusual (to me) construction.  It's knit in one piece, with a rectangular back and triangular points that grow from the back.  These triangles get folded over and sewn to become the 'sides'.  I am trusting the pattern and the schematic, and hope that it works.
I will have a lot of edging to pick up when I'm done the body - mindless tv knitting, here we come!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Irish Coffee - FO

My Irish Coffee sweater is done and I love it.  It's warm, cozy, but also pretty.  Good for days when the thermometre reading hovers in low negatives.  Pictures are 'selfies' in the mirror but the best I can do for now.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Irish Coffee... almost

I'm almost done my Irish Coffee sweater.  I've paused the body to do the sleeves.  My plan is to finish the sleeves, and then knit until I run out of yarn to get as close to tunic length as I can.  Deadline for the Babycocktails KAL is tomorrow (the 15th).   Not sure I'll make it but it will be close!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

I Can't Help Myself

I am about 2/3 finished my Irish Coffee sweater, have my Preppy Vest on the needles, finished a hat for a 'secret friend' exchange at work, and have a cowl on the go that I started a year ago (or longer?).  And still, I can't help myself.  I bought this:
I plan to make Sous Sous, an oversized sweater designed by Norah Gaughan.  The yarn is Rastita by Malabrigo.  More expensive than I usually buy but I decided to go for it.  Now, off to finish off some WIPs so I can cast on for this one.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

I'm Versatile!

I've been nominated for an award by Mary-Anne over at  Breathing Life, the Versatile Blogger award.  I do mostly blog about knitting, so I'm not necessarily versatile at first glance.  I do, however, find myself making analogies between knitting's ebb and flow and my own life.  Thanks to Mary-Anne for reading my blog and for nominating me and the other blogs mentioned on her blog:
Versatile blogger

I read many blogs, most are well-known and read by many.  I find myself drawn to those that post about life and knitting (or other crafts) and the ways they intersect.  Some blogs I enjoy are connected to a commercial enterprise so I recognize that the personal sometimes becomes less appropriate in these situations.  Nonetheless, here are a few that I think are worth noting (and nominating):

Under the Same Moon - back in Canada!
PixelKnits Ponderings - gorgeous Art Journals!
Lupey Loops - great posts on living with challenges and making every moment count
Knitted Bliss - weekend links, patterns, and fun photography

My biggest challenge is to find time to blog amidst the busy days and evenings.
To fulfill the other requirement of this award I am suppose to post 7 random facts about me so here goes:

I love Starbucks coffee, particularly Americano with cream
I like to run in the snow, outside
My favourite colour is gray
I have no tattoos and only my ears are pierced
I was accepted by a university to do a Masters in Library Science, but chose do a B. Ed. instead
I worry... about almost everything
My favourite vegetables are sweet potatoes