Category: Knitting

Broken Needles & Dropped Stitches

While working on my rainbow wurm hat for my husband, my shortie knitting needle from KnitPicks broke, and I ended up dropping a whole bunch of stitches. I don’t have a replacement needle right now, so I picked up the stitches as best I could with some DPN, and I’m waiting for some super glue to arrive so I can try to fix the needle myself. I could order an entire new set, but mail takes so long to get here these days that I’m afraid winter would be over before I could even finish the toque.

These things happen, but it was still incredibly frustrating. I decided to cast on a new cowl project in the meantime while I wait for the glue to arrive.


Sock Tubes Completed

These socks were probably one of my fastest knits ever thanks to using my circular sock knitting machine for most of it. I added the cuffs, toes, heels, and that’s it they were ready to go. I will certainly make more socks this way in the future, but I think I prefer using my sock knitting machine to create the heels, they seem to fit a bit better.


Clark Socks Completed

Off the needles and onto my feet – these socks are finally done. The pattern is Clark Socks from Ravelry, the yarn is Prairie Smoke. They look and feel great on my feet.


Trying my Hand at Pattern Design

I’m working out some ideas for a new mitten pattern I’d like to try. It mimics some colourwork mittens I found on Ravelry, but I’ve added the horde logo – I call them ‘For the Horde’ and I hope to knit them up in October.


Tube Socks

I’ve cranked out a giant tube using knitpicks Hawthorne yarn, and I’ll separate it into two pieces, then knit a cuff/toe on each – then I’ll cut 32 stitches across one side, and add an afterthought heel.

Ta-da, socks!


Slouchy Hat

I recently knit myself a slouchy hat using some of my handspun yarn from Three Waters Farm. I absolutely love how it turned out. It’s a merino / tencel blend and I did it up in a three ply. Not only was it one of my best spins ever, it just knit up so beautifully.

I’m quickly learning that just because a batt or skein LOOKS good doesn’t always necessarily mean I’ll enjoy working with it. I’ve come across more than my fair share of hard to work with materials. I’m also learning which one are a dream to process, and what price I’m willing to pay for that.


One Sock Done

I finished knitting one of my cable socks and now I need to knit the second one (I’ve cast it on and started the ribbing so far). Hopefully it doesn’t take me too long to finish up, I love how these turned out. Next on my needles? Not sure, but I’m thinking a sweater or cardigan of some type. Winter is coming, after all!


Clark Sock Progress

It won’t be too long until I’m onto the toes! Then it’s time for sock two…


Dragonstone Shawl – Completed!

I still need to block the shawl, but it is now completed! I’m so happy with it, the size is lovely, the silk lace portion hangs wonderfully, and I had a lot of fun knitting it up (even if it did seem to take forever). Onward to the next project!


Clark Socks

I’ve started my next knitting project! A pair of socks – these are called “Clark Socks” on Ravelry. They knit up beautifully, and I could not be more in love with the pattern.