I knitted another thing! It's been awhile, the last thing was the Boyfriend Cardigan. Today it's a shawl called Offhand Lace. It's huge and looks like it should take 400 years to knit. The pattern uses bulky yarn so it knits up really fast. I think this guy took me a week from start to… Continue reading Knitting: The Offhand Lace Shawl
This thingy is called a sontag or 'bosom friend.' It crisscrosses over your front and ties in the back. I've been wanting to knit one ever since watching 'Lark Rise to Candleford.' You can find patterns for these as far back as the 1860s Godey's Lady's Book. I have a fascination with historical knitting, what… Continue reading Knitting: The Tess Sontag
When I saw 'Catching Fire' I was surprised to see a lot of knits and hand-woven wardrobe pieces. My absolute favorite is this cowl-thingy that Katniss wears. No clue what it's actually called, but it's amazing. It's a knitted cowl. A knitted Katniss cowl. Sure. After seeing the movie I went home and searched Ravelry,… Continue reading Knitting: The Katniss Cowl
I attempted to knit this 1930s 3-hour sweater once and never finished it. It was the first thing I ever tried to knit (no scarves for this bitch, I dove right into the deep end) and it ended up being a disaster - mistakes all over the place, and the sleeves were a nightmare. With… Continue reading Knitting: 1930s “3 Hour Sweater” Finished!
I've been on a knitting bender lately, trying to use up yarn that's been stashed away. I finished two scarves recently, both free patterns available on Ravelry here and here. One is a cowl made with a skein of bulky yarn. It's knit like a scarf and then the ends are sewn together to form… Continue reading Knitting, Thanksgiving, and Hair Like David Cassidy