Side Quest Arm Warmers

I grew up watching movies like Willow, Ladyhawke, Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story… These movies are very magical pieces of both mine and my husband’s childhoods. Essential additions to our movie collection that we bolstered in our early years together. Willow is an especially dear one for us. In those pre-children years weContinue reading “Side Quest Arm Warmers”

Juggling Knitting

So many stitches!! This is the most frustrating part of raglan sweaters for me. I’m still adding stitches and shuffling them around and around the cable. Soon I’ll be able to set the sleeve stitches aside and just work the body, but until then I’m just pulling and pushing a lot of yarn. It’s comingContinue reading “Juggling Knitting”

Still Early on the Journey

And this is why I don’t finish writing everything out before I start knitting. As I continued working on my second attempt stitches just weren’t lining up for the second sleeve or the other front panel. And I wasn’t liking the look of the thin line cables that frame the main diamond cables. They wereContinue reading “Still Early on the Journey”

Aran Sweater: The Journey Begins

I’m at it again. Frankensteining a sweater from a few sources. I’ve been wanting to make one for my sister for a while now and we have had many a conversation about what she would like. Soft, cozy, and a cardigan/jacket style. I recently finished a few projects and am really just working on aContinue reading “Aran Sweater: The Journey Begins”

Knitting Sleeves

As I neared the end of the body section of this sweater, I decided to add an alternating knot pattern to the sleeves. After all the repetition on the body pattern, I wanted to keep things interesting. I was really in the groove when I finished the hem, so I put the first sleeve stitchesContinue reading “Knitting Sleeves”

Progress on Some Sweaters

I’m making some real progress on my oldest’s sweater. With no other projects in the works I’ve been able to really focus on this piece. It’s a fun pattern and I’m happy with how it’s turning out. But the inevitable happened and boredom has crept in. My determination to finish this soon is still there.Continue reading “Progress on Some Sweaters”