Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
sock. I like knitting the second sock because all the decisions, such as how wide to make the cuff, have been made, so just do it. And I want to see how the pair looks. I think I'll be able to make a couple more pairs like this to use up my sock wool stash.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
The tulip beaded bag must have a zippered pocket in it, so I thought it would be a good idea to practice making zippered pockets in a bag. I did some sleuthing and found Maria Wallin's The Bia Bag as a free download from Craftsy. The bag is a little smaller than I was visualising, but it has three zips and a very detailed tutorial, so I decided it would do the trick. I had to buy zips, but found the three lots of fabric needed in my stash:
Thursday, August 9, 2018
One thing I like about keeping a blog is that I can look back to find links I need. I looked up the link to the tutorial I used for the peg bag.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
this pattern, Broken seed stitch or moss stitch socks from FitzBirch. I saw it on Pinterest and followed the links. This is the kind of pattern that is really up my street - it looks complicated but is very simple. No slipping or stranding or complicated repeats. The original has a light coloured solid yarn with a variegated, but I realised that black would also work. It has an interesting texture
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
I don't really suffer from second sock syndrome, where you knit one sock and then don't get around to knitting the other, but I am always up for learning a new knitting technique, so when I came across this post on knitty.com, I had to try it.