I Got Distracted

I started out working on my oldest’s sweater. A variation of the one I recently finished for myself. I’ve made some really good progress, but then I had an idea. Washcloth sets to sell at work. Now that I’ve got the four patterns established, it should be pretty quick to make a bunch. Then IContinue reading “I Got Distracted”

Mixing Seed and Basketweave

These are some of my favorite stitch patterns. Simple. Repetitive. Yet varied enough to keep me engaged. I’m really enjoying this cotton yarn, too. The brown one is a diamond stitch with a basketweave border. The green is moss stitch. It took me a bit to get the stitch count right so the patterns work.Continue reading “Mixing Seed and Basketweave”

One For My Oldest

As I’m knitting myself a new slouch hat, I’m mapping out a sweater for my oldest. It’s going to be the same as my freshly finished plum one, but with cables she chose, and slightly smaller. At eleven, she’s almost as tall as me and likes things baggy/loose, so I’m sure this will fit her.Continue reading “One For My Oldest”

Sweater Pockets

This is it. The last stretch of this epic adventure and I’m terrified. Sewing is not one of my skills. I’m capable enough, but am severely lacking in practice. I want to get this right. This sweater and I have been through a lot together. Buying a house. Moving. Kidney stones. Hectic life. No moreContinue reading “Sweater Pockets”

First Design

This sweater will truly be my first original design. I could not find a pattern and so just began taking measurements and making a gauge swatch. I’m not aiming for perfect, but do want it to be easily adjusted for a lot of sizes. Back during the beginning of the Covid adventure, I bought myselfContinue reading “First Design”