After my no-swatching disaster of Glendalough, I promptly decided to cast on another hat - without swatching. You’d think I’d learn, wouldn’t you? Well, I’m happy to report that my second hat-knitting-without-swatching adventure had a decidedly better result than my first: I proudly present my finished Bracken Beanie!Read More
Hats seem to be my go-to palate cleanser these days instead of socks! They knit up so fast, and they’re rewarding - the only challenge remaining is that there’s really, honestly, only so many hats a person needs. I might need to get to gifting my hats to people - oh well.
After Hozkwoz, I decided to cast on a hat that had been sitting in my queue ever since I first saw this glorious pattern photo:Read More
The weekend I finished my Kimmeridge Cardigan, I spent a wonderful afternoon at my LYS’ summer party. Amazing homemade food (Ruta’s chocolate cake is killer!), a light breeze and knitting in a courtyard - and to top it all off, I finally got to meet Anna Maltz in person!
If you don’t know Anna Maltz yet, I highly recommend checking out her Instagram (@sweaterspotter - keep an eye out for her yarn matching old cars series) and patterns on Ravelry because boy, does this woman have imagination and spirit!
When I got home, bound off my cardigan, and thought about what I wanted to knit next, I realized that even though I’d been gifted Anna’s latest book “Marlisle - A New Direction in Knitting” for my birthday, I had yet to make anything from it. I was super intrigued to try marlisle - it’s quite rare these days that I come across a technique that’s completely new to me, so it was a delight to read through Anna’s thoughts on marlisle, yarns that were suitable and not suitable and figure out how it worked.Read More
There was one specific hole in my wardrobe I wanted to fill for this fall: the cozy yet fitted grey cardigan. I own a dark blue Driftless Cardigan (a great sewing pattern by Grainline Studio!) out of a heavy jersey that I wear almost every day when the weather gets cold enough, but I was lacking something a bit warmer - and something grey.
Because, let’s face it: My wardrobe consists mostly of blacks, greys, blues, whites and the occasional pop of pink and a grey cardigan works so well with all of these colors, it was a joke that I didn’t have one already.Read More
Whoa. When I looked at the date of my last blog post, I realized I haven’t written anything here for over two months - that did most definitely not go as planned!
Very eloquent beginning of the post. But, look! A new sweater! (I actually made two, but the second one will have to wait for another post.)
A very long time ago - some time at the beginning of the year - I was approached by the lovely Clare Mountain, Brand Manager at The Fibre Co., who asked if I’d be interested in participating in their first beta knitting program for a new yarn and a new collection.Read More
Does anyone else get the urge to cast on all the sweaters as soon as the temperatures hit 20°C or is it just me? I'm not complaining, though, because it means I get to look forward to an array of newly knitted additions to my wardrobe come September - and besides, sweaters are still my all-time favorite things to knit.
Sweaters are made even better when they have meaning for me.Read More
Is it just me or does everyone seem to have babies at the moment? I mean, I'm not complaining, I get to make cute things for cute little new people, although sometimes I'm looking at my life and I realize that yes, indeed, I am of that age where people have babies. Lots of them. Anyway, I digress.
Making cute things for cute little new people is awesome because baby knits are super fast and adorable and enjoyable and you get to pick the colors - unlike when, for example, you venture out into one of the major baby or clothing brand stores.Read More
Welcome to a new series on this budding blog! When I made the switch to the HLH Designs website, I knew I also wanted a place to share my knitting projects and design WIPs - loosely inspired by the mix of content Karen provides over at Fringe Association which I've loved for years and years (and I know I'm far from alone in that.) So today, we're talking about my first proper finished object of 2018 (I think? I lose track...): My Gingerbread Sweater.Read More