Category Archives: Knitting

Juneberry Triangle

I finished this last night.  The Juneberry Triangle is lace knitting on steroids.  It was not easy to say the least and I had a lot of bumps and issues along the way.

I’m pretty proud of it.

Juneberry Triangle

Juneberry Triangle

 
Juneberry Triangle Edging

Juneberry Triangle Edging

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Finally a Sweater

 

My First Sweater!

My First Sweater!

 

I’ve been working hard at learning to knit this year.  My first lessons were in April and I’ve working on cowls, some lace, shawls and hyperbolic crochet (for the Washington DC area Coral Reef Project at the Smithsonian).

This is my first sweater.  I’m very proud of it, the pattern is the Gathered Cable Pullover and it’s sold through Interweave.  I used Silky Wool which feels like a washed t-shirt after it’s been blocked and washed.  Very very nice!

Knitting is Fun

Ok it is when everything goes right.  I’m learning that I need really good light and no distractions to knit on my lace swatch project.  I think most of the sampler is quite easy to experienced knitters but I’m still trying to learn to read a chart and pay attention to what I am doing…while the cat runs across my lap or friends are phoning.

I thought I’d be in over my head, and I am a bit but I keep sticking with it.  This weeks lace panel was almost as difficult as the first weeks no idea why.

Lace Swatch 3

Lace Swatch 3 (Vines)

What I’ve Been up to…Lately

I have a fun part-time obsession now-it’s knitting.  Yes you read that right.  I grew up crocheting and made a huge afghan during snowzilla in January.

When I am visiting old town (Alexandria VA)  I’d always walk by a really neat yarn shop and ladies (and some guys every now and again) would be sitting inside shop the shop knitting and crocheting away.

So I decided that this was the year I learned to knit.  So far I’ve knitted a hat/slouchy beret and two kinda cute baby sweaters for friends.  But my real obsession and the only reason I wanted to learn to knit at all was so I could learn to knit lace.  To friends I’ve mentioned that to (at least the ones who didn’t ask what the hell was wrong with me since that’s an ‘old lady’ thing”) look at me and ask why not take up tatting.  The answer to that is simple.  I’d like to keep my eyesight thank you very much.

Ok, so here is the only lace I’ve knitted so far.  I’m participating in a group knit along and we’re knitting samplers that will eventually be a stole.  Since I am new to knitting this thing took forever even though its’ only 46 stitches wide and 68 rows tall.  I’ve had to rip it out about 4-5 times and rip out pattern rows numerous times.

It’s still not quite right, but I have to say that it’s magical pinning this and seeing some of the pattern revealed.

Lace Swatch One

Lace Swatch One

I hesitated posting this here, but frankly I am really enjoying this so what the hell.