Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Colorful granny square blanket

Made this with my teaching yarn for a sweet teacher at school who has had a baby girl. Took no time with the repeating shells. Sewing the ends too a while. Put a scallop on the edge.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Designing is difficult

This is my first time designing a full on proper grown up sweater. I have designed" and made scarfs and a very pretty shawl that I get no end of compliments on but nothing that actually necessitated accurate measurements before. I've discovered that you need to be very good at math to write a pattern. Helping my fifth grader with her homework is paying off big time now. My long suffering husband thinks my color choices are strange (gray yellow and white) but I am sure when I finally finish and don my creation it will look amazingly stylish and all of my friends will want one. Have you ever seen a garment on a shelf that doesn't look at all appealing and then you put it on and it's spectacular? These are my notes on the sleeve. I'm using the golden mean to calculate the proportions of colors height-wise rather than proportionally. The latter really would be beyond my beginning designer skills!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January KnitPicks Heaven

The KnitPicks catalogue has arrived. How do they make it so flipping appealing. It makes me want to order a fair isle pattern kit so badly! Total yarn yumminess.

They also have a 40% off book sale with a suggestion to snuggle on my sofa and stitch. I'm in!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Making great progress on my crochet certificate. Blocking my stitch samples this evening. The sweater I designed is coming on too....