Knit First Drafts

Here are the first rough drafts for my Artemis Spring/Summer designs. Each of them need adjustments and some redesigns, but I just need something done that I can look at and see where I need to tweak things or completely change them. The Stag always seems to be the easiest. I like to keep itContinue reading “Knit First Drafts”

Saga of the Secret Sweater

It’s been tough finding time to work on my husband’s sweater. It’s also been hard to keep it a secret. We’re juggling several things and he has moments where I know telling him about the sweater would cheer him up. Then I think about how much more delighted he’ll be to know I managed toContinue reading “Saga of the Secret Sweater”

The Last of Three Shawls

This was my first time wet blocking. I had a lot of fun with it. I still only have enough pins and pads to block a section at a time, so I started with the smallest bit and then soaked the next section as the first finished drying. Then soaked the last section as theContinue reading “The Last of Three Shawls”

Throwing and Picking

This is me getting the hang of Continental knitting. I have struggled with remembering which is which and all that, and even double checked before typing this, because I still don’t trust myself. See, I’m a thrower (English style). It’s the way I learned and I use to curl my right index finger around theContinue reading “Throwing and Picking”

A Tale of Two Sweaters

I’m finally making some progress on the Secret Sweater. Even with all the chores I’ve been getting done around the house. We have a lot going on right now, so I decided to put most of my knitting away and just focus on two projects. Little does my husband know, this is actually my primaryContinue reading “A Tale of Two Sweaters”

Snow Outside Means Knitting Inside

I have so much to do today and this snow is making me want to just curl up and knit. The area I live in is not known for its snow removal abilities and most people have vehicles that don’t mind the snow. My car, however, hates the cold and gets mad whenever I tryContinue reading “Snow Outside Means Knitting Inside”

Forgetting Sweaters

I keep forgetting to work on my husband’s secret sweater. I’ve been so focused on finishing the shawl that it doesn’t even dawn on me until after he’s home that I’m not any closer to done with it. To be honest, I’m a bit of a scatter brain, but I like to chalk it upContinue reading “Forgetting Sweaters”

The Struggle is Part of the Joy

I’m honestly having a lot of fun knitting these, but at the same time, I wish they were done already. I’m getting sweater fever and would rather be working on the visions in my head. Thankfully, I only have so many needles, so unless I want to put these projects on some scrap yarn, IContinue reading “The Struggle is Part of the Joy”

Frogged Secret Sweater

I’ve made it this far and I’m ripping it all out. I’m not happy with it. This cable doesn’t really feel right for my husband. So, I thought I’d try this Baroque Cable and was in the process of writing it out from the chart, figuring out the abbreviations that work best for me asContinue reading “Frogged Secret Sweater”