I finished it! And wrote up a free pattern so you can make one too! Continue reading
The Princess perused sweater patterns on Ravelry for hours before finally landing on one she liked. But she didn’t really like it. That is, she liked a part of it. So, I took the inspiration from that one single element … Continue reading
I am so excited to tell you that my color work sweater won First Prize in the Mosaic Moon Mini Skein Contest!
Voting for the Crowd Favorite category is still open and will close on Friday.
My heart was pounding in my chest. My palms were sweating. I could barely breathe.
Carefully, I double checked the blue lines of thread that ran up the front of my colorful knitting.
Taking the scissors in my hand and inhaling a deep, steadying breath, I put the steel to the wool.
And then I cut it.
I think I might have started to black out a little, so I paused and waited for my sight to return.
Seeing the shiny silver scissors eating up my knitting made me a little nauseous, but I carried on and cut up the entire length of my sweater.
My hand was shaking as I set the scissors down next to my carefully constructed knitting. I stepped back and leaned against the china cabinet for a moment.
Then I looked at my work and I was happy.
My first steek was a success!
Swatches lie. Big time. I only swatch when it is absolutely necessary, and this time it was absolutely necessary. I made a great swatch. A beautiful swatch. A swatch to base an entire sweater pattern upon. Behold, the gorgeous swatch! … Continue reading
I have rediscovered my passion for knitting colorwork patterns.
Love Bytes in Madelinetosh 80/10/10 in California Poppy and Madelinetosh Vintage in Iris. Ravelry page here.I was so excited when presented the opportunity to knit these for someone else. I have eyed them for a long while, now, knowing that I would never wear them, but wanting to knit them just for the fun of it. And it was fun, so very fun! In fact, they were so much fun that I immediately began another colorwork project as soon as I was finished with them.