Alpaca cardigan 4 threads Drops yarn, daisy chain stitch
Panels 1 – knitblocks 1
Can’t promise panels without beginning to think them up at least, so here comes first edition, feel free to join in with your own splendid ideas, please.
As mentioned I see two things happening in my knitting: simplifying shapes and designs even more, as in go back to drop shoulders rather than some form of set in type, and more of a one-size fits all instead of current measurements and a shaped waist, because let’s face it, it’s probably not coming back. Continue reading “Panels 1 – knitblocks 1”
Designing with panels
Having whined ad nauseam about my new grandmotherly weight class I thought it about time to share some solutions I’ve pondered (apart from eating less). There are wardrobe issues such as:
Winter warmth – just about the only menopause symptom I haven’t had is hot flashes. Oh no, I get all the obscure ones. Woollen sweaters sometimes take me years to finish, so imagine how long they can be worn if you grow 1-2 sizes per year. Oh and the mild weather sweaters take longer because thinner yarn = smaller stitches! So I’m going to reinvent my construction method, which usually means a fairly close knit or the wind just blows right through to my delicate skin. Even indoors believe it or not. Also, tighter knits and firmer yarns have better durability to wear and tear that the looser, more flattering drapy fabrics don’t. The problem being of course they don’t have as much give and leave you feeling like a sausage as soon as your planned ease turns negative.
Some reading, some progress on my cardigan after yet another knitting break.
Unfortunately I went through these books much too fast and now I’m without fiction again. Continue reading “WIP Wednesday”
Show and Tell Week: Warpwips
Yet another leftovers / thrift shop / “usewhatyouhave” project. Or several actually. I’m winding colours separately for blending in the reed. Let’s hope I still feel like doing this, when my looms are empty some day in the future! There’s leftovers, handspun, some green from a frogged dress of my mum’s, single skeins of whatever.