Ah, linen

Ah, linen

When I was seeking out summer tops I fell in love with a few and bundled them in my Ravelry favorites. I was attracted to Astonish Top because it’s made from linen and cotton (it’s freaking hot in Arkansas), and also has a relaxed and breezy look. It also...
Pile of lace

Pile of lace

I’m back at working on Aperture Shawl after a break to solely focus on Over the Top Top. While Over the Top Top (what a mouthful) is blocking, Aperture Shawl has moved back into my field of attention. I really enjoy working on this and can’t wait to see...
The backup plan

The backup plan

My backup yarn is in place. In my last post I discussed worries about not having enough yarn for my project and ordering a solid version of the color I’m using (Dream in Color Smooshy in the kettle dyed Melon Bomb). As shown, the Melon Bomb I ordered is not the...
Fast and loose

Fast and loose

I’m in love with this color. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy and this color is Melon Bomb. My first garment for Zooey was made with this colorway in the Starry DIC base, back when it had actual strands of silver in the yarn. I’ve loved the color since....
Rainbow baby

Rainbow baby

This is one of the prettiest baby blankets I’ve ever made. This is a simple Pinwheel Blanket and this time I used a TFA Palettes kit in Camaro. I gave the mom-to-be some choices and this is the combination she picked. I wasn’t totally in love with...
The softest Ishbel

The softest Ishbel

This is my fifth Ishbel shawl to make, and it’s definitely the softest yet. I used some Bittersweet Woolery Glamour Gams yarn in Iceling. I love the subtle blues and greens and the color shifts are not so abrupt and full of contrast that they detract from the...
Some half-assed finishing and bread talk

Some half-assed finishing and bread talk

Hey! Want to see a picture of an almost done sweater? This Little Oak for Charlotte has been blocked, kitchenered, and has all the ends woven in. Guess what is not quite done? Yup. Those buttons are just placed there for show. For some reason, having good intentions...
Lacy distractions

Lacy distractions

When I bound off Ishbel the other day I decided I had to cast on another shawl. Trying hard not to just repeat one I’ve done and loved, I looked around on Ravelry and fell in love with the simple elegance of Aperture Shawl. The smaller size uses just one skein...
Oh baby.

Oh baby.

I have a new baby to knit for and she’s due in July. My brother and his girlfriend are expecting, so naturally I must knit them a baby blanket. My favorite go-to baby blanket is a Pinwheel Blanket. When I decided I would make one I went looking for some fun kits...
Comfort lace

Comfort lace

It’s no secret that I am a repeat knitter when it comes to a pattern I love. This pattern, Ishbel, and this is my fifth time to knit it. I think this is my most knitted pattern, aside from simple stockinette socks. It has become a comfort knitting project for...