Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Hey, it's a picture of Addie, with her new cap on her head. That's her buddy Doris next to her. Addie makes good use of her dressform friend, as she tries to sew nearly eveyday.
The knitting front has been quiet lately, as I've been trying to keep up with my real job. The Knitting at Eight gig doesn't always work out. Still, I'll keep trying for it. The grey sweater is still on the front burner, and so it is lots of plain old stockinette. Sometimes I cheat a little and work on a pair of socks, just to keep my spirits up. Also, it's amazing how easy it is to see progress when working on something small like socks. It may be just knitting, but it sure makes me happy to wiggle my toes in a pair of handknit socks.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
As soon as she will let me, I'll post a picture of her wearing it.
Last month, I made a pair of socks for our friend Amanda. She lives in Alaska, and so some good wool socks were in order. I used Socks That Rock Mediumweight in the colorway Typhoon Tina. I wanted to come up with my own pattern for these. It took two starts, and soon I was settled into a basketweave patterning for the cuff and instep. Amanda is a dog musher, and so I expect that these socks will get a good workout.
Busy days in my job don't allow for much knitting time. But each night I try to quit work by eight, so that I can sit down to knit. I figure that that isn't too much to ask for....everyone should get to do that! It's just knitting, but it sure is fun to look forward to it while I am working.
Currently on the needles: A sweater for Greg. This one will be a long trek. He wants a felted sweater, and so it has to be very large. I am using Knit Picks wool of the Andes. It is very soft, and the sample swatch I made felted down well. Now the challenge will be not to get too bored while doing all that straight knitting. I'll be keeping you posted.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I know, a good place to start might be to say why I chose the title It's Just Knitting. Heaven knows, the internet probably doesn't need another knitting blog. Is there really that much to say about it? After all, it's just knitting....But catch me on another day, and I might say something like this: I know it's just knitting, but today that is what saved my sanity. That small phrase can have some very different meanings, depending on how things are going. This blog is my little writing corner to share with whomever my thoughts and ideas on that old craft.
Knitting can be more than a little addictive. Some days, it can be an obsession. Other times, it is an oasis. And still others, it can be a total frustration. But through it all, I have to remind myself that it is just knitting.
Current project: Cassidy's Cap from ChicKnits
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted, Cobalt Blue