Category Knitting

Stone Layers

I’m making good progress on my Stone Layers shawl. I have the set up rows and the first couple of color changes done. I’m excited about how fast it is going, but need to remember that I’m increasing every other row, so progress with slow down. The yarn is Sunshine Sock from Sunshine Yarns. A […]

Roundabout

I’ve already started my next pair of socks. This time, I’ve decided to go with the Roundabout Socks. It seems like a pretty simple pattern, and it has been in my Ravelry Queue forever (there are a lot of patterns like that). I’m using Bohemian 80/20 which is from one of my favorite dyers, Bohemia […]

Done and Done!

I have finished BOTH Shark Attack blanket and the Padfoot Birthday socks! The Shark Attack blanket has been finished for a couple of days, but I was waiting to get some pictures of Kiddo with the finished product. However, Kiddo has been sick and is feeling less than photogenic lately, so I will have to get […]

Best Laid Plans

Remember back in this post, when I said I wasn’t starting any new projects until Both the Shark Attack Blanket and the Padfoot Socks were done. I think we all knew that wasn’t going to happen. Yup, that’s the yarn all balled up and ready to go for my Stone Layers Shawl. The yarn was purchased […]

Nearing the Finish

I’m almost done with the Shark Attack blanket. I finished the teeth, the string ended up being 21 teeth long. To attach them, I started by pinning the middle tooth to the middle of the mouth. Then I started sewing at one end. This should allow me to stretch the teeth or blanket as needed […]

Testing Out Shark Attack Blanket

Kiddo decided to try out the almost completed Shark Attack blanket. I think he’s a fan. I’m knitting away on the teeth. Each individual tooth goes quickly, but I have to make a lot of them. The strip of teeth needs to be long enough to go all the way around the shark’s mouth.

Progress

I’m getting close to finishing the Shark Attack blanket for Kiddo. I have the body and fins knit and assembled. The original pattern had a pelvic fin on the bottom, but I couldn’t get that to look right, so I left it off. The fins are lightly stuffed to give them a little more body. […]

Halfway Point

Ta-dah! The first of my Padfoot Socks is done! Lots of knitters talk about the dreaded “Second Sock Syndrome,” where they struggle to find the motivation to start or finish that second sock. So far in my knitting journey, it is the opposite for me, the second sock seems to go faster than the first. […]

Fiber Resolutions

Happy 2018! As we celebrate a new year, many will use this time to make some resolutions to improve things over the next 12 months. I will be joining in on the resolution tradition, with several focusing fiber. Stash Reduction: Over the years, my yarn stash has grown, and now it is at the point […]

2017 – A Knitter Looks Back

As 2017 draws to a close, I was inspired by several of the knitting blogs that I follow to take a look back at the projects I created throughout the year. I knew that I didn’t get much knitting done this year, but I was still surprised to learn that I only finished 6 projects. […]

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