And then there’s Eleanor.

Knitty Eleanor Cowl

I actually cast on for Eleanor in mid October but those 132 stitches sat for two weeks – just the promise of a cowl at that point. I knit it in fits and starts, hence the delay in finishing this beautifully simple pattern. I thought chart-reading would be a problem after […]

Knitting. Kitty.

There is actual knitting going on chez moi. This is Knitty’s Eleanor knitting up nicely in Kitchen Sink Dyeworks bamboo merino blend. I found this lovely yarn on sale at Chicago’s YarnCon in early October.

I seem to be knitting this neckwarmer in fits and starts, having cast on 132 stitches and letting it sit […]

FO: Ready to go public

Pretty Raspberry Citron

Eleven days from start to finish. Not a bad pace for me given that there were 440+ stitches at the end. You’ll see from the finished product that I did not add a ruffle. Why not? Observe that little twist of yarn. When you’ve only got a few yards to play […]

Making Raspberry Progress

Citron-In-Progress

Oh, the joys of ruching! I hadn’t read through the pattern beforehand so I had no idea that the ruching in Citron was all that easy. But so it is. The only item of note: do not use kfb (knit front and back) as your M1. Instead, use the pick-up between stitches method. […]

A sunny little something

Citron (Knitty Winter 2009). Photo by Neil Callis

Spring may not exactly be in the air just yet but that doesn’t stop my thoughts from turning to a little knitted number that promises more sunny, warm days ahead. Just look at Citron, the latest “it” girl from Knitty.

For me, this versatile slice of […]