Tag: sweater

FO Friday: MST3K Sweater

Oh man, was this ever a ridiculous art project. I’ve been wanting to do something with the MST3K Chart by sewgeeky on Ravelry for a very long time. Instead of the baby sweater it was originally created for, I really wanted something for myself. I decided to use Tin Can Knits Flax sweater as my base pattern because it’s so… Read more →

WIP Wednesday: Bayside Pullover

Five years ago, my older brother and his delightful wife gifted Coastal Knits to me for Christmas. My sister-in-law Mel left me little notes in the book about particular patterns she liked. In any other family, this kind of behavior would have been seen as presumptuous but not in mine. I’ve mentioned before the level of craftiness and artistic talent… Read more →

FO Friday: Twins Sweater

One of my favorite memories from my teen years involves going to a Twins game with one of my oldest friends and her family, sitting in the very back of her family’s station wagon, the two of us waving at cars as we moved through traffic toward the Metrodome. I don’t remember the score of the game or who won… Read more →

All the Cutest Boys and Girls

I love baby knitting. Love, love, love. Unlike any other project, when I land on a baby pattern I enjoy, I’ll knit it multiple times. Case in point: Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down. The free version of this pattern has some sizing issues. My solution was to knit it in a chunkier yarn and use bigger needles. Voila, it is… Read more →

Procrastiknitting

In order to put off pattern writing, I’ve been knitting. Like, crazy knitting. Crazy, selfish, procrastination knitting. A hat, a sweater for myself, a shawl, a swatch book, a baby sweater. Okay, maybe it’s not all selfish. A hat, as yet unnamed: I wore this to work yesterday and everyone asked if it was a Stephen West pattern, which I… Read more →

Finished Object: Rockstar

This brainchild of mine is the first thing that has gone from a precise picture in my head to a real piece that matches that picture perfectly. To say that I’m really happy with it is an understatement. It looks classy with a bit of sparkle and fun with pinstriped pants for, say, a job interview. It looks fun and… Read more →

Yarn Love: Knit Collage

They’re bright and sparkly and awesome and I love them, all of them. Knit Collage yarns are just fabulous. There’s Pixie Dust, a core-spun yarn that comes in a sparkling rainbow of colors.[singlepic id=134 w=320 h=240 float=none] And there’s Gypsy Garden, cheerful with flowers and ribbons spun in. You already know how much I love Stargazer Silk & Sequins, smooth… Read more →