Knitting machines. Yeeepppp. Haha.

Knitting machines. Yeeepppp. Haha.



Currently on my needles is Happy Street, by Veera Välimäki. If you couldn’t already tell, I’m a huge fan. Graphic stripes and simple garter? Yes, please. Her shawls make for perfect tv knitting.

Giving it up to my Canadian crafters, I’m using Have Fun Storming the Castle! from IndigodragonflyYellow Highlighter from KnittyCat Yarns and Deep Blue Sea from Turtlepurl Yarns.


What is your favorite cast-on method?

mercurialkitty:

mouseknits:

I’ll admit, long tail is the only cast on technique I know.

Same here. I’ve got a whole books of different cast ons that I could try out, but I always just use long tail.

I’ve tried others and I hate them. They never seem to turn out the way I want. Long tail is the cast-on for me.

(via fannishknits)


passionknits:

I tried to be a sock knitter. I tried to be a shawl knitter. But I am definitely a hat knitter.

Is there one type of project that you keep coming back to?

I’m definitely a shawl/cowl/scarf knitter. If it goes around my neck, I’ll knit it. I enjoy other projects, but I always seem to gravitate back to those types of projects. Ah well.


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Congrats on getting out of your knitting funk! The fingerless mitts are adorable. :)
Anonymous
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Thank you! Try, try again, right? :)


FO Friday!

So I had posted a while ago saying that it felt good to be knitting again. I lied. For the past few months, everything I’ve picked up had just not worked out for me. I lost both my yarn and my needles from this project - I must have dropped them somewhere in public. They’re never coming back. 

Then I finished and blocked this hat, only for it to be way too small. So I frogged it and started again in a different colour, which I can’t wear because it makes me look like the Cryptkeeper. Argh.

There have been a few other projects that I never bothered to document that I had to rip out or abandon, and so I started, and actually finished, these! I needed something easy and quick. They’re full of mistakes, but I really couldn’t care less. They’re done. Huzzah.

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I’m going to celebrate with a Raddler. Happy Friday, all!

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I had a job interview today - one of those scary, competence-based interviews. I can’t say how it went, but I can say I had to write and pass an exam to get to the interview stage. So I count that as a success. How does a huge nerd like me celebrate? With wine and yarn, of course! Fingers crossed from here on out.   

I had a job interview today - one of those scary, competence-based interviews. I can’t say how it went, but I can say I had to write and pass an exam to get to the interview stage. So I count that as a success. How does a huge nerd like me celebrate? With wine and yarn, of course! Fingers crossed from here on out.   


What I love about knitting is that it can be as inexpensive, or as expensive as you choose. I bought a ball winder the other day, and have absolutely no regrets. Being able to wind up a hank in less than 10 minutes vs. doing it by hand is worth every penny. But I still have fond memories of cruising the Lewiscraft for cheap acrylic and needles, and still love my very first finished object, a Doctor Who scarf made with Red Heart. (Thank you, jebbyjones, for teaching me to knit and purl. ♥)
Happy knitting, all!

What I love about knitting is that it can be as inexpensive, or as expensive as you choose. I bought a ball winder the other day, and have absolutely no regrets. Being able to wind up a hank in less than 10 minutes vs. doing it by hand is worth every penny. But I still have fond memories of cruising the Lewiscraft for cheap acrylic and needles, and still love my very first finished object, a Doctor Who scarf made with Red Heart. (Thank you, jebbyjones, for teaching me to knit and purl. ♥)

Happy knitting, all!


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