I sat down before Christmas and decided I was going to knit myself a Liverpool FC sweater. There is a deplorable lack of fan craft in the world of sports, and also a deplorable lack of decent fan clothing options for women, where everything either has to be pink or otherwise horribly designed. These are things I can rectify!
Or more like Craftermonth? I’ve been very busy lately making… stuff. Mostly knitted stuff, but some paper crafty stuff too. I’ve decided to not put up my Christmas tree this year beacuse it’s a hassle to take down again (i.e. I usually take it down in February, oops) but after several years of thinking about it, I finally got around to making a wreath for my front door. This paper [...]
I’m not super into Halloween but I like to make stuff and was shamed for not dressing up at work last year, so this year I went as… spaghetti dinner! A.K.A. It’s Actually Not Hard To Wear A Non-Racist, Non-Sexist Halloween Costume™ (I had many rage issues this Halloween). If you’re feeling inclined, a half-hearted tutorial on how to make the spaghetti plate out of dollar store supplies is below [...]
I’ve been knitting! And forgetting to post! When I took that knitting class in January, I bought a ball of charcoal grey and a ball of cream-coloured worsted weight yarn that I ended up not doing anything with on account of not wanting to finish the deeply hideous scarf I was playing around with for the class. Instead, I found a herringbone mitten pattern that coincidentally used both grey and [...]
Inspired by my sister Amelia, who thinks that decorating your home in preparation for a sporting event increases the chances of your team winning, I have started on path to make some Euro 2012 decor in support of mein Mannschaft, the German national team. I went with the accordion streamers I saw on a co-worker’s Pinterest board. [For those interested in measurements: I used one sheet of bristol board each [...]
Finished my Endpaper Mitts! Of course, now it’s too hot to wear them at work. Just call me the Untimely Knitter.
I’ve managed to make significant progress while simultaneously significantly screwing up my Endpaper Mittens. Things of note thus far: Oh my god, do I ever hate 1×1 ribbing, which the cuff requires. People who do not knit but have a very basic understanding know that “knit 1, purl 1″ is a thing but they do not understand the fresh hell it presents to ye olde knitter. It’s so goddamned tedious. [...]
After finishing my socks I was going to go back to working on a quilt that I put away in January but the prospect of having to iron a zillion and a half seams was somewhat unappealing, so I decided to take on an out-of-season project: the Endpaper Mittens (Ravelry). My desk at work has some lovely large windows that allow for horrendously poor temperature control, and so I found [...]
After abandoning my sampler scarf under my coffee table and kind of but not really finishing my purple socks, I’ve finally finished a legitimate piece of knitting: stripey socks!
We have socks! Or at least, a sock. Or at least, one partial sock. I’m in the home stretch of this sock now so I thought it was time to try it on. It’s a little tight; I suspect the pattern is for a foot perhaps a size or two smaller than mine. The gusset on the unseen side is weirdly holey but one can fix that later. Mostly, I [...]