Sunday, January 8, 2017

Merry Mary Mittens

Turning into a very satisfying knit, I am liking the finished product more & more.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Fine fingered update

I remember why I usually like to work with thicker weight yarn. It can be tedious to work with something this fine. But ultimately worth it. This pattern is simple enough to do in front of the TV but it was challenging to try and frog a whole section while we were on a road trip. I almost gave up & ended up redoing so much I hardly accomplished anything the whole 2 weeks I was gone. But now it is starting to take shape. And a surprising one at that.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry Marywarmers

I finally went back to this pattern. One of my firsts from years ago and I remember not being able to get it to work. Now I am rockin it so far - not only was I able to get it set up so that I am knitting in the round but also knitting both at the same time ...which helps create a consistent look between the two, hopefully eliminating the dreaded mismatched set! But I was also able to do it from one cake, one mitten will be from the outside of the cake & the other pulling from the center of the cake. This was a bit fidly at first but knitting smoothly now. It's been my car knitting project for drive down south. Check out that breath-taking sunset in the mountains.

Merry Christmas from Natural History Museum

We finally went to get our memberships!

Floor Art Installation

Anthropology's gorgeous beaded yarn rams. Stunning!

Le sigh.

Testing out a pattern - fluffy brioche - with the yarn from the post about Monster Cake Makin. Shame, because I like the pattern but I don't think it works the best to show off this varigation. The search continues......le sigh.