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knitting!

Why knitting is cool, and how you can try it too.

in the garden last week

Really only one day of being in the garden, but it’s looking lovely. Several new plants, too.

tourist day

In which I find cycling, art & parks much less exhausting than an enormous mall. Go figure.

Stitch Surfer KAL

Tried casting on several times over the last week, finally got it right today!

Did some weird things in the toe section in the non-W&T transition, until I reread the diagram before the instructions and realized that I was supposed to be twisting the strands together.

3/28 – started the heel what turned out to be too soon. :( will have to do some tearing back, hopefully not all the way back, since the foot so far is great.

Tore back &c over the first week of April, redid the heel on 4/4 and got into the leg!

4/16 – finished first sock!

4/22 – started second sock. Definitely easier the second time around.

5/5 – I probably could’ve make these a couple of inches longer, which would’ve been nice. Still very happy with them as is.

in the garden this week

I realized as I was puttering around in the side yard this weekend (between downpours) that I really ought to start keeping track of when things happen in the garden. So hopefully this will be a weekly thing. Trimmed dead blooms from candytuft Mowed paths through the garden Lilac in full bloom (fading slightly) Poplar […]

Handspun cowl

I started out thinking about doing a cowl that was all yo/k2tog, but didn’t like the feel of it, then did a round of k1/sl1, but had trouble keeping track of it. So now it’s just a semi-random pattern of knit rounds and purl rounds, something to keep my hands busy in meetings.

Handspun cowl

I started out thinking about doing a cowl that was all yo/k2tog, but didn’t like the feel of it, then did a round of k1/sl1, but had trouble keeping track of it. So now it’s just a semi-random pattern of knit rounds and purl rounds, something to keep my hands busy in meetings.

Lotus Hat

FWIW, I knitted 3 rows of the pattern wrong (reading the chart left to right instead of right to left), then picked back 2 rounds.

Kinda mangled the beginning of the decreases, because I was working on it during a divisional retreat. (NTS: don’t do that!) But got it back in pattern pretty quickly, and am overall quite pleased. Seems a bit small, hoping it’ll grow with wear and/or blocking. Almost precisely the right amount of yarn for the pattern, too!

Like the pattern quite a bit, would like to try making it again.