Wrist warmers in summer

black wrist warmers

Today I have a little WiP Post for you again. At the moment I’m knitting some wrist warmers in Novena, a really warm and soft wool/alpaca/nylon blend. Luckily so far this summer has been only hot for a few days at a time and then goes back to rainy spring weather – so they are coming along rather fast despite the season. I have almost finished the …

Test knit the Melting Ice Sweater!

Here I am again. I finally settled on a name for the pink sweater: Melting Ice Sweater. Very true to the inspiration – dripping icicles that are slowly melting in the winter sun – and also a good name for a winter sweater, I think (obviously). I started a thread in the Free Pattern Testing group to test knit the melting ice sweater, like I planned last …

Sweater knitting and plaid skirt sewing for fall

Autumn is here. The leaves are turning slowly yellow and although it has been a warm weekend, it’s obvious that summer is over. I will tell you in another post what became of my summer sewing plans, for today, let me tell you, what I am up to right now. I have cut the outer layer of a plaid skirt for fall! If that doesn’t scream …

The Twisted Twisted Yoke Tales

It’s been a month now since my last post. It certainly doesn’t feel that long. Especially as the twisted yoke sweater – as I plan on calling it – is still not finished and I have been knitting the yoke part during the whole time. Parts of it three times (!!!). A lot of fun with 240 stitches to a round 😉 But I love …

How to knit horizontal bust darts

I have finished knitting the sleeves and body of my pink sweater and am ready to start the yoke tonight! And as a special treat for you I finally wrote down and took pictures of what I was doing when I started to knit horizontal bust darts during the last few rounds of the body. If you don’t know what I’m talking about: Horizontal bust darts …

Sweater knitting and other progress

pink sweater - knitting the body is almost done

With a little less soccer than last week I naturally made a little less progress with my sweater knitting. But nonetheless I am just a few rows away from finishing the body. It will then have to wait for the sleeves to be completed and then it’s going to be circular yoke time! I’m planning a two-coloured design of my beloved twisted slipped stitches forming …

My sewing plans for summer 2014

My sewing mojo came back once again with the early summer heat we were having here. Going back through the blog it seems that it always works like that for me. But this time I decided to try a new approach and to start more than one project while I have the time this week and my motivation is strong. The start (aka copying the …

Elinor is finally blocking and more

I am having a couple of days off this week and so I finally have some time on my hands again for the more interesting things in life… like crafting and blogging. The big news is already in the title: I blocked my pink Elinor today. I finished knitting it almost four weeks ago, but never made it to weaving in the ends and blocking …

Little Progress on my pink Elinor Shawlette

I made little progress with my pink Elinor Shawlette as the title suggests. Just a few rows here and there. But it’s growing and as the rows are getting shorter now, it feels like I’m making tremendous progress anyway… And I thought, you might like to see the pictures. This post is part of Tami’s Amis WiP Wednesday and Ginny’s