So today, fellow knitters, I want to talk about gauge. Continue reading “On the importance of row gauge”
After another long post yesterday, I’ll just say a very quick hello and share what I’m working on this work, linking up with As Kat Knit’s Unraveled Wednesday:
My Arctic Cardigan for the first quarter of the Good Intentions club is coming along nicely. I’ve joined in my second ball of Quarry and am just about to the point of separating out the sleeves — the joys of bulky yarn! I am a smidge worried about my gauge. The fabric feels the teensiest bit stiff, but my gauge swatch loosened after blocking, so I’m going to trust in that and carry on. I’ll give give the yoke a quick measure to see if I need to do a little tinkering to get it to the right depth before I separate or the sleeves. If I get really concerned, I’ll give it a quick block and check things out!
I’ve got a case of the sniffles come on and have spent the morning trying to carry on with my work — but I might take the afternoon as a “duvet day” (I’ve just learned this brilliant phrase) to rest, and spend a little quality time with my cardigan.
I’d love to hear what you’re working on this week in the comments!
Happy first day of October! I don’t know about you, but the temperatures are dropping and I want to cast on for everything (even more than usual). Between the excitement of Yarndale and the new yarns and patterns that are being released daily, it’s easy to lose one’s head a bit. Continue reading “Good Intentions Club”
Usually, I’m pretty happy when I finish a project. Casting off is such a rush. Blocking and weaving in the ends–while tedious in the moment–gives such a sense of accomplishment. And in that initial euphoria, I think I’m always predisposed to (temporarily) overlook a FO’s faults and declare it an unmitigated success. And usually, the longer a piece has been finished, all sorts of little faults present themselves (which is as it should be — I love learning from projects and figuring out how to improve). The love cools to a more reasonable like.
But friends, I think Vatsland is going to be different.
How was your weekend?! Lots was happening around parts — preliminary cleaning, sorting, and packing (how is it possible that we’re leaving here next Saturday?!) and, most importantly, a lot of knitting, nay, finishing (!!! yes I finished not one, not two, but THREE knits, woo hoo!) happened. Continue reading “Yarn Shop Visit: Wollhaus”
Geez lousie, guys, where is July going?! I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through the month!
I also can’t believe I’ve been been working on a project for two weeks that I haven’t shared here yet! I’m well on my way on a Vatsland Jumper, designed by Ella Gordon:
I’ve been in Los Angeles with Mr. N the last week and a bit. One of the WIPs that came west with me was my almost completed Mawson hat, which I started at Thanksgiving with my mom, but, due to yarn shortage, we couldn’t complete before I left.
I finished the hat within a day of arriving here, but hadn’t a moment to get any pictures of it. But on Friday, Mr. N and I decided to take the afternoon off and head over to Griffith Observatory, which I had never been to, to explore a bit and see the fabulous views.