Wednesday, October 7, 2015

All Set

I'm all set.  I searched my stash for some sock yarn - found some Patons Kroy, convinced my printer that it should play nice this morning and print off my pattern - it only missed every fourth row.  I penciled in the missing words.  I know exactly where my needles are - on another sock project but that poor sock has been neglected for this long what's another few weeks?  I'm sure it won't mind if I borrow it's needles.

Now I just need to convince Daisy that I need the sunny spot by the window.  She doesn't look like she's giving up her spot willingly does she?

These socks are for the Wandering Cat Yarns KAL I mentioned.  There is still time to sign up on their Ravelry group.  These can be knit as ankle or full length socks.  I'm going to knit the ankle length for someone on my Christmas list.  The pattern is free and it's cute and you can check it out here.

Happy sock knitting!

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Perfect Hat

My daughter had asked me to knit her a hat.  I knit it, she tried it on and it was too slouchy for her liking.  So, I made a few quick changes.

I pulled out the decreases and the 2 inches in the body of the hat that was making it too long

then I picked up the stitches and reknit the decreases and here it is, the now perfect slouchy hat.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

What to Knit....

It's another chilly Fall morning; the kind that makes you want to stay in bed under the blankets.  Even Daisy agrees :)

I found these two very fall coloured skeins of wool in my stash.  They would be fun to knit next - after my shawl and the Undine socks for Wandering Cat's sock knit-a-long.  Hmm, what to knit......

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fingers Crossed

I'm back to working on the Color It Plaid shawl.  Earlier in the week I showed you the pictures of the silly mistake I made the first time I started the slip stitch colour pattern. Well, my fingers are crossed that everything is on track this time around.

So far I think things are looking good and I've reknit half the rows I pulled out.  To be honest, I enjoy this slip stitch pattern so I'm not minding having to do a little reknitting.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


It's not often that I can say this but yesterday I hardly had time to knit.  I've started taking embroidery lessons on Wednesday afternoons and I am loving it!

My biggest light bulb moment was when I figured out the feather stitch - the bottom stitches are looking better.

I had no idea that doodling with a needle and thread would be so fun.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I had a great afternoon visiting and knitting at a friends house.  She moved not long ago so we also spent some time in her yarn room sorting bags and totes of yarn.  We came across this full box of Briggs and Little wool.  Most of it is Tuffy an 80% wool 20% nylon chunky weight in various colours.

After a quick think, she decided that this was something she wouldn't knit so we decided on a mutually beneficial deal.  We would swap yarn.  

I would get to bring home this wonderful rustic wool that I just love and I'll return her box filled with yarn that I think she will love - probably sock yarn.  It's a win for everyone!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Forty Row Mistake

About a month ago I discovered that I had made a mistake in my knitting.  Right at the row where section one finished and section two began; forty some odd rows back.  I carefully folded up the shawl and put it away.

It was an unfortunate mistake, not really a knitting mistake but more of a counting mistake.  If you look at section one - the solid grey - you can see that all the increases are being made on the right hand side of the work.  

When I continued on with section two - the coloured slip stitch pattern - I had the wrong side of my knitting facing me which meant that the increases where now being worked on the left side of the shawl.  Ooops.  Thankfully I noticed the funny shaping going on before I had knit any further.

Today seemed like the day to pull it out and get back on track.