My knitting has made it back to the office. The picture above is the Minion in progress for mom (though now it’s an old picture since she now has a little skirt, goggles, and a headband). It’s been nice to sit still and just knit for an hour in the middle of the day once again.
My one greatest fear every project I work on is losing stitches. Most of the time I can fix this on my own, which doesn’t bother me. It’s losing several at a time and then seeing they’ve unraveled without me knowing it. What’s worse is when they make it all the way to the bottom of the piece. When that happens, I have to strongly resist the urge to toss the project.
You should see the state of my house. Or, maybe you shouldn’t. In the de-cluttering process, I’ve dragged out almost every box and pile of papers I could find, and the result isn’t pretty. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me to finish de-cluttering and then thoroughly cleaning this place. Oh, and did I mention it is now only 90 days until Christmas?
No joke! It’s only 97 days until Christmas.
I really enjoy working on socks, but I’m the first to admit I’m a novice on the subject. I’ve successfully made 2 pairs of socks, 1 toe up and 1 cuff down. That’s it. I’m currently working on the 3rd. The part I tend to struggle with the most is the heel. There seem to be many ways to knit one! What’s a girl to do?
I love scrolling through Ravelry or flipping through magazines and admiring all the beautiful patterns, especially the sweaters. As a big girl, though, I often find myself a little disappointed. Many patterns aren’t made for plus-size gals and guys. I worry about those that are because I never know if the cut will look good on me, and that’s a lot of work for a sweater that doesn’t look good. So, what to do?
One of the most discouraging issues new knitters (and hey, those who have been doing this for a while) face is the dreaded dropped stitch. Suddenly, there’s a hole in your work, and you didn’t notice for a couple of rounds. What do you do? Do you have to undo everything?
Usually when I put “Knitting Conundrum” in the title, I write about an issue I’ve come up against and suggestions on how to fix it or deal with it. This time, though, I’m stuck. This is my current knitting conundrum: Intarsia.
I love to knit. I don’t think that’s any secret around here. What I don’t love, though, is trying to find a good place to knit. Where is it most comfortable? Where will the cat not find me and take over my lap?