Just Finished Knitting My First Pair of Socks!

They are not perfect, but they fit, and today I finished sock number two. That gives me my first finished pair of hand-knit socks. Many years ago, when I lived in New Hampshire, I took knitting lessons from a lady named Anne, of The Wool Room. I can’t find any recent info about the shop,…

Knitting the Typha Cowl in Shades of Pink

Finished knitting the Typha cowl. Fontana, one of my black cats, likes it. I am knitting a cowl in shades of pink – the finished photo above most closely matches the actual colors.   This pattern comes from designer Kirsten Kapur and is named “Typha”.  The link takes you to the Ravelry page where the…

My Finished Shawl, TTL Mystery Shawl 18 Knit Along

July 27th was the day our last clue arrived for the mystery shawl knit along, provided by designer Kirsten Kapur / Through the Loops.  We knitters had until August 27th to enter our finished shawl photos to the Finished Shawls, TTL Mystery Shawl 18 thread at Ravelry for a chance to win prizes.    That…

Mystery Knit Along Clue Three Changes Made, Spoiler Images

I’m blogging about my journey as I attempt to complete a MKAL (mystery knit along) challenge.  Well, for me it’s a challenge.  I have spoiler images on this page, if you are beginning this KAL! In the Through the Loops forum at Ravelry we are sharing progress, problems, questions, and ideas while knitting an asymmetrical…

Finishing Up The Spindrift Shawl

The Spindrift shawl was a free pattern download offered by designer Helen Stewart. I appreciate having something like this crescent shawl pattern to practice on.  The pattern is fairly simple, but I did learn how to do a picot edge bind-off.  You can read more about how I came to be knitting this shawl on…