Mothwing
21 October 2015 @ 02:12 pm
Good things  
There are also good things in my life wedged between the insane work hours I've given myself.

1. I am an aunt! Little CZ was on the evening of October 8th and she looks like a little monkey with her very flexible arms and legs. I'd forgotten how utterly small newborns are! My sister in law (the Mum), Crocky and SIL 2 are enthralled.

2. In honour of the new family member I'm knitting a variation of the Dreamcatcher Blanket. I've chosen different colours and I'm also doing different patterns than the ones suggested. Since I've been trying to use up rests of my yarn stash I've had a difficult time trying to get the squares the same size. I will have to see if I can get them to their target size (six by six inches) through blocking later.


 
 
Mothwing
12 April 2015 @ 03:21 pm
Knitting  
I finished my first ever cardigan, the Gyre Cardigan.

Even though I did cave and knit a swatch (I hate swatching. It seems like such a waste of time), I got worried at first and started out with thirty stitches more at the beginning because it seemed too small, and several larger things that I'd knitted turned out far too small. It was very difficult at first to judge whether or not the cardigan would when it was still on the needles.

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I should be doing several things for work at the moment, instead I'm learning how to do cable projects, starting with, what else, a scarf. It'll go well with my green hat, though.

 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Location: Germany, Bremen