Friday, August 30, 2013
Satsuma uses the new continguous method. I quite like it. A nice alternative to the usual raglan construction.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
I finished my Angry Birds socks! They were a custom dye job by Stray Cats on Etsy. I love them. Just a simply top down vanilla sock with 64st. I used Fish Lips Kiss Heel for the first time. I quite like the look of it. No holes whatsoever. I'll use it again that's for sure.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Finished! These are a lovely sock. Again in Cascade Heritage. I reversed the cable on the 2nd/right sock. Although the last line in the pattern is not provided for reversing. So I had to fudge it. Love this one. Especially the length and softness. Hope they hold up well!
Monday, August 19, 2013
I got 2 comments from my work colleagues. Both were men! Gotta love making an impact with your handknits :)
In the making of this, I realised about 3/4 of the way through the body that there was an error in the lace at the bust. So I ripped it all out to the error and knitted again. I almost got to the same spot when I realised I hadn't ripped back far enough so the error was still there. Riiip again and it's now perfect. I have tamed the lace demon. We have been long standing enemies for some time. I'm so glad I decided to fix it!
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
A lovely Raveller had the very sad task of saying goodbye to her daughter who was very sick. To try to help her through this impossible task, knitters worldwide banded together to make some Wollmeise squares to make a blanket. 150 squares to be exact. 45 knitters over 7 countries. All 150 squares were sent to one Aussie and a bunch of us Aussies arranged and sewed these pieces together.
We had some leftover squares so we made a lap blanket or baby blanket for her other daughter who had recently given birth.
Jeanette, I hope we were able to give you the virtual hug that you needed. Much sympathies!! x