Showing posts from November, 2015

Hells Yells!

"Yell", Rowan Magazine 58 Colourspun
I decided to call this "Hells Yells" because I truly, did not realize that the whole thing was knit in twisted rib....a twisted rib on both right and wrong side rows! 
Honestly, my stomach lurched.....I thought it would be a twist on the right side row with a quick purl back! No way! 
Trying to avoid the sleeveless body syndrome, I knit the sleeves first, and yup, as you would expect, the twisted rib became more comfortable as I went along, and eventually I was whipping those twisted rows out no problem!
Don't you just love the Felted Tweed rib accent on this sweater? It really takes it to another level of sophistication.....just that little extra added touch that Rowan is known for!
These photographs were taken on Wednesday, November 11. It was a cold and blustery day and Hubby and I, with the doggie kids, decided to go plane spotting! I'd seen a tweet to say that the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster was going to m…

Winter is coming....

Winter is my serious knitting time! Put on some Netflix or Acorn TV, or a favourite DVD!, make a cup of tea and settle down for some serious knitting!

This winter I have joined two, maybe 3, knit-along type projects. WHAT WAS I THINKING? Sure seemed like a great idea at the time!

First, when I heard about Marie Wallin's Fair Isle Blanket Club, well, I used to have the handle of FairIsleFanatic on Ravelry back in the day, so this just called to me.

The second is the Kate Davies Seven Skeins club!

The official title for this collection of designs is...
Buachaille: At Home in the Highlandsand if you click through on this link, you will see all of the projects on Ravelry so far!
The third? Well, I am not sure I have joined or will join the third....I'm just lurking around the Revelry thread right now.

The Amy Herzog Options Knit Along which uses Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK!

While intriguing, do I have time to knit a custom fit sweater???? Do I have the mental will to make all of these de…