It’s difficult to share knitting when you are, in the main anyhow, making gifts for people, or in this case one person – a small niece due in April. I don’t tell folks about this corner of the internet but still. A surprise is a surprise. I recently went through my yarn stash to make sure… Continue reading Knitting update.
The Radiating Star Blanket (pattern by Alexis Layton; available via free Ravelry download) satisfied my need for a beginner’s project that looks more advanced than it is. All you really need to know for this project is the knit stitch, yarn over and slip-knit-pass. It’s knit in the round, but if you’re not comfortable casting… Continue reading Radiating star blanket.
This is a shawl I made very soon after I picked up knitting after a long hiatus. It’s primarily garter stitch, with yarn overs down the center and a pleat or ruffle around the bottom edge. I love the color of this yarn, and the feel of it (it’s Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe) but my… Continue reading Mara shawl.
When I first began knitting, I dreamed of making delicate heirloom items for my friends’ future babies. (Future babies! They are found in space, mostly.) I think most knitters do this, and for all I know many of them succeed. But the first thing—I mean the very first thing—I tried to knit was a baby blanket.… Continue reading Garter stitch baby blanket.