I'm working on my first C2C blanket for a cousin's new baby. Diagonal color changes are so easy with this technique! The baby's name is Lydia, and I think she'll like these sweet pink stripes.
The loose boxy cardigan I started a couple weeks ago is now finished. It turned into a hybrid knitted and crochet work when I decided I wanted funky open weave sleeves. I picked this spooky spiders crochet stitch and worked my first chart.
Last Friday night, my boyfriend and I drove to Circle City for the Above and Beyond concert. They were also playing at Navy Pier the next day, but we seized the excuse to travel to a new place and saw them at the stunning Old National Centre. We're so glad we went, because Indianapolis blew us away!
This quick sweater was whipped up in a weekend, by first constructing a long oblong scarf, picking up stitches for a back in the center, and seaming the sides. Finally, I picked up stitches at the armholes and double-crocheted in the round. Because of the style of construction, it was easy to try on at each stage.
My father's parents had 9 children, of which he was the middle one. These siblings averaged 5 children of their own, and my grandfather estimates that he has 42 grandchildren. I had lost touch with many of my cousins for years, but have been lucky enough to reconnect with many of them over the last year. I'm grateful to rediscover my large family, and I've had the fortune to meet their children as well. I get a lot of joy from making gifts for this fourth generation
This winter, I've had some successful results with crochet cardigans made as gifts. Now I'm working on a knitted one for myself, without a pattern.
I know not everyone likes knitting in the round, but it's hard to resist a cozy pair of leg warmers when the temperature drops below freezing. I came up with this bulky pattern that can be made on straight needles in just one afternoon. It's just simple stockinette with cabled edges and an optional button. Try it for yourself!
Men don't wear as many accessories as women do, and they don't mind getting cold as much. This makes it harder to find patterns for the men in my life, especially my teenage brother. He has very specific tastes that are limited to Nike and Under Armour.
How do you knit? If you're in the US and learned from YouTube, you probably knit in an English/American style, entering through the front loop and throwing the yarn with your index finger. If your mom taught you and her family originated in German or northern Europe, you might be a Continental knitter. But what's the deal with Eastern knitting?