I'm not admitting defeat, I am just concluding that the Heather Sweater isn't what I want to work on right now. I've been having to force myself to pick it up and doing pretty much anything I can think of that helps me to ignore it. Enough is enough, I need to take a break… Continue reading In conclusion
The tide is high, but I'm holding on.... This is not a "Finished Object" post. It is more of an "Unfinished Object" post. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is a post about a garment which is less close to being finished than it was at the beginning of the… Continue reading I’m not the kind of girl….
I hope you didn't come along in the expectation that you'd be reading about a finished object, because if you did you're going to be disappointed. I've chosen a title - "My undoing" - which works on two levels. First is the level in the photo: a pile of unravelled yarn and a sleeve without… Continue reading My undoing
These are the bits (or pieces) of my Heather Sweater, ready for assembly. I'm unsure about the sleeve caps, but it will be easy enough to alter them if needed. Tomorrow I will start constructing the garment and, I hope, get a move on with the neckband which I'm considering crocheting. The pattern calls for… Continue reading Bits and pieces
Knittin’ in the morning sunI’ll still be knittin’ when the evening comesWith my apologies to Mr. Spock and to Otis Reading, both of whom deserve better I’ve had to draft Spock Bear in to help me with the Heather Sweater! I thought I might be able to properly capture the wool colour better from afar,… Continue reading Spock Bear is knitting
A back, a front, one sleeve, and two swatches I haven't worked anything like the amount on my Heather Sweater that I had intended which just goes to prove that, no matter how much you tell yourself you're going to knit, it only works if you stop playing digital jigsaws on your computer and start… Continue reading Current stitches, future stitches
Stellar progress is always lovely if you can achieve it, but good, solid, plain old progress will get you there in the end. I'm halfway up the first sleeve of the Heather Sweater and this week I'm setting myself the goal of doing at least 45 minutes of work on it each day. I think… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be stellar
I'm calling the Heather Sweater halfway done. Whilst the back and front should be the main parts of a sweater, I always find the sleeves involve more work than I give them credit for, then there's the sewing up and the neckband, so, yes, this feels like the halfway point. I still can't believe how… Continue reading Exactly halfway
Autumn has arrived, the trees are turning gold, the clocks have gone back, and my horoscope for the first two days of the week basically advised me to "Chill out with a book or a movie; nothing's happening." On Monday, I tried to defy the inevitable and make decisions, work on my jumper, and force… Continue reading Crawling towards November
I think "holey" is the best description for a week where I worked on my current lace-panel knit, carried out minor surgery (local aneasthetic only!!) on another lace-motif garment, and discovered one pair of well-worn socks suddenly lacked heels. My Heather Sweater is progressing, albeit slowly, and I'm edging ever closer to the armhole and… Continue reading Holey knits, Batman!