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Sparkly birthday hat

Used tubular cast-on

January 17, 2017

Just feels too tight of a knit. Maybe too bulky of a yarn for this needle? Going to rip back to ribbing and either switch to another pattern or try with larger needle.

January 18, 2017

Ripped back to the ribb…

recipe of the month :: align mitts

February 3, 2017

So I don’t have a hard time finding it later:

gusset

R1: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, m1L, k1, m1R, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit

R2: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, k3, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit

R3: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, m1L, k3, m1R, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit

R4: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, k5, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit

continue on this way increasing on either side of the gusset and knitting gusset stitches until there are 17 stitches increased

next round: * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, place 17 gusset stitches onto scrap yarn, CO 1 st, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit

March 17, 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRuB25wDhgJ/

The Sweater of the Winter of Our Discontent

This was a “mystery” yarn that was given by a friend who had it given to her. No labels at all and I just guessed it was sport weight by the gauge.

Striping/color blocking was somewhat guesstimate, as was increasing/decreasing, sleeve diameter and length.

I love the fit of the body but right now I’m meh on the hood & collar. It feels like it’s just going to slide off of my shoulders.

Given the fit now and my personal preferences, I’m not doing a button band or buttons. I’m going to pick up a zipper and probably just sew it directly to the edge. (I may need to knit on a very small band to just have enough non-lace to attach the zipper.

Drop Stitch Cowl

Making with mystery (probably worsted weight?) yarn from Thao.

December 1, 2016

So I got to the end of the yarn, and tbqh it’s not really scarf-length, although it looks amazing!

I’m going to try to graft the live end onto the cast on end…

January 23, 2017

Finally grafted live edge together with cast-on edge with a sort of modified Kitchener stitch. Looks pretty good!

On protest

I was in 11th grade when the first Iraq war happened. There was a protest at my high school. And I didn’t protest. I don’t remember exactly why; what I remember is standing next to my crabby af American history teacher. He had protested a bunch back in the 60s, dealt with addiction and alcoholism, […]

A Pussy Hat

January 18, 2017

I added some random cables (all left-leaning) on one side, just to make it more interesting.

It’s not long enough to wear with the ribbing folded over, but that’s my pref.

(Let’s just say that I used the pattern as a general guideline.)