A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

October 9, 2015

October 8, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I'm sure there's a story behind this design.

I think it might involve a girl and a bowl of porridge?

October 3, 2015

Handspun Single Skein September Wrap Up

So many misfires!
This year Single Skein September was not my friend. I detailed a few of the oops moments from the first two weeks in this post. Then, woof, it kept going downhill.
I made this fun garter hat. No issues there. Came out great and used every last bit of the yarn. A win.

Then I decided to just cast on a bunch of stitches and knit a reversible pattern for a cowl. I used a chevron stitch chart from Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary. Except I twisted the cast on and didn't realize it until I was about halfway done. I decided to just keep knitting. The final product isn't terrible but I would have preferred it without the twist.

I then started the Swan Maiden Mitts but eventually had to admit that they were coming out much too large and I frogged my first mitt.

Last, I started a pair of Helix Mitts. I had many, many missteps from carelessness. The pattern is almost too simple. My brain would shut off and then I'd start knitting in stockinette or work my join incorrectly. I have only finished the first mitt. It's not bad but it was hard won. And I can't decide if I want the seam on the inside or outside. Leaning toward the outside.

Now that September is over I'm not sure what to work on next. Back to knitting Helix Hats in the meantime.

October 1, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

1 part chenille blanket
1 part hairpin lace
1 part pailettes

17 partshairpin lace
1 part laundry hamper

100% sad clown

September 24, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I've been Googling to try to find the provenance of this photo. I don't have confirmation but I'm fairly certain it's from Fashion Week in Crazytown.

September 18, 2015

That moment when you realize you twisted the cast on. #rosekimknits

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September 17, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Trying to carry your purse, your computer bag and a watermelon home? Knitting can help.

September 15, 2015

September 13, 2015

Quick shot of my handspun For Good hat before the sun sets. #rosekimknits

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September 11, 2015

Single Skein September 2015

This year I decided to give Single Skein September a little twist (no pun intended) by using only handspun yarn. This past spring I made a good effort to spin all my little bits and bobs of fiber in my stash and that's left me with lots of small skeins of handspun.
It's been a bit of a challenge to find things to knit with such small quantities of yarn. What do you make with 15 yards of bulky handspun?

A coffee cozy?

I tried a headband next.


Then I ran out of yarn.Twice.


I knit a cowl from some very bulky 2-ply Corriedale that I dyed.

It's based on Jane Richmond's Mustard Scarf except my yarn is much bigger and I had to keep ripping it out to use fewer stitches. And then right at the halfway point I accidentally skipped a row in the pattern so it reversed the sides. The placement makes it look intentional. I think?

And I knit Excess by Anat Rodan.


My one regret is not knitting it slightly longer to use up all the yarn.

So Single Skein September is not off to the very best start.