Almost Feels Like Autumn

A month from now it will be Autumn and lately it’s like we’re getting a preview of cooler weather. The rain was a nice change and we had more than an inch here. No flash floods, unlike the Dallas area which got hit hard with severe flooding. I could get used to temps in theContinue reading “Almost Feels Like Autumn”

Spare Socks On The Needle

That lovely golden yellow BFL sock yarn I picked out. Yeah, I misread the label. It doesn’t have any nylon in it. So I found a single skein of Fishknits Yarn, Alpine Blossom colorway, Stalwurthe base: 85% Superwash Merino, 15% undyed Nylon NEP 2-ply fingering. 438 yards, 100 grams. Yeah, I know. I said IContinue reading “Spare Socks On The Needle”

Sock Yarns: What Wears Best

The heel flaps are finished and I’ve started the cuffs which will continue in Clover Leaf Lace. This is the last skein of semi-solid Fishknits Yarn in my stash that isn’t set aside for another project. I have several skeins set aside for socks for Brad that require more than one skein for his sizeContinue reading “Sock Yarns: What Wears Best”

Getting Back To Normal

In most cases when I am stressed it helps to work on my knitting. That hasn’t been the case lately so everything got put on hold until a couple of days ago. I’m making progress on the green socks and I’m almost finished with the gusset increases. As usual, I ended up separating the socksContinue reading “Getting Back To Normal”

The Lap Robe Is In Time-Out

The blue lace border wasn’t working. I weighed the remaining yarn after knitting ten lace repeats and I don’t have enough yarn to finish. The only other thing that will work is some white or off white handspun but the only thing in my stash is too fine for this project. I’ve frogged the laceContinue reading “The Lap Robe Is In Time-Out”

Summer Sweater

I’ve had more thoughts about a summer weight sweater and using what I have in my stash. I bought these skeins of yarn from Jo Dee at Fishknits Yarn that were dyed to be used together, blending from green through burgundy. I want a top-down, raglan sleeve sweater and I think that I can manageContinue reading “Summer Sweater”

Shaping A Sweater

One of the things I picked up from a book by Elizabeth Zimmermann was to add some short rows to the lower back of my sweaters. Sweaters are notorious for riding up in the back and appearing longer in the front. This pattern called for German short row shaping for the yoke and since IContinue reading “Shaping A Sweater”

Washing and Blocking Day

Time to get these items soaked in wool wash and blocked to dry. I buy Eucalan by the gallon since I use it so much. I think I’ll do these one at a time beginning with the cowl. I don’t want to take the chance on the dye bleeding and ruining one or more ofContinue reading “Washing and Blocking Day”