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Petty Harbour

March 7, 2017

Started heel flaps! Did 14 repeats of the patterns, looked to be about the length I like on my socks, a little nervous about running low on yarn.

(For the first inch or two of the pattern, I was having some thoughts that maybe the patterning was getting lost in the variegation. But now I think it’ll have a nice subtle effect.)

March 15, 2017

Finished gussets (tbqh, the hiya-hiyas I bought at Madrone are almost too short for doing gussets 2-at-a-time)

March 28, 2017

Had to put the socks on hold for a bit because I lost my tapestry needles and some of stitches were on the wrong needle for the toe decreases.

Today I finally got this taken care of and got into the toe decreases!

March 31, 2017

Ended up decreasing down to 20 stitches instead of 28 to get the correct length.

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:


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


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.

Cowl’d and Frosty Morning

January 31, 2017

In retrospect, with the color changing I should’ve added one row of stockinette to the start of each of the grey sections. But it still looks good, and Justin seemed to like it!

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, […]