Scare Factor: Dirty Kitchener

Dear Knitting Buddies,

The recovering perfectionist in my wants so desperately to not make mistakes. I discovered that the finishing stitch for this project will involve the kitchener stitch. My internal child is SCREAMING. Why why why…. *dry sobs* Any suggestions on an easier finishing stitch KBs? Or do you know of a clean-cut online video that can describe kitchener?

Netty Cowl by Ien Sie
Netty Cowl by Ien Sie

Dear Future Sweater…..

Hi Knitting Buddies,

What led up to you making a sweater? Was it the colors, cables, quick knit or just plain beauty. I have been knitting comfortably for two years. Two years of knitting accessories and a baby blanket here and there. I currently have four sweater patterns + yarn to accompany each pattern. Why is it so hard for me to commit? Oh boy, that’s just another story in and of itself. I don’t know why I am so reluctant to move on over to making a sweater. Part of me cannot wrap my brain around 1400 yards. Oh how I wish I born petite and regular sized. But alas, I am talk and lanky. Knitting Buddies, my question to you is— what would you consider be a newbie sweater? I love doing color work, but not the kind that involves steeking.

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Bristlecone Pullover By Allyson Dykhuizen (Knitscene Winter 2013)

 

Knitting Stash– Archive moment

Dear Knitting Friends,

Do you ever purchase yarn for its beauty and comforting texture. Who loves a good 50% alpaca / 50% merino blend? In my younger days (yes high school years) I worked for The Gap clothing store. I loved Gap. I was a jean specialist back in the day *this makes me laugh*. –sorry for the tangent. How many people have yarn that they purchased over a year ago. >>>>me<<<<<<. Since the Fall weather is in the air, I think it a perfect time that I whip out my beautiful yarn from Dragonfly Fibers. I was so happy I found a project that I can whip up real fast.

 

GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley

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KAL/CAL Fail….

Dear Knitting Buddies,

Sometimes I win some and lost some. I wasn’t able to complete my projects from KAL/CAL this time around. My life has been fast-paced for the last couple of months. I wasn’t able to knit and waiting for my glasses to arrive was yet another blow to my self-esteem. I am happy to say that right now things are smooth sailing. This past weekend my partner and I adopted two sweet little Tabbies. They are six weeks old and already have their own personalities. It so fun to watch them chase their tails or rolling around playing with one another. One thing I know for sure is that I need to make sure all my yarn is locked away. The babies are still in the biting phase.

New additions to the family: Pumpkin & Sage
New additions to the family: Pumpkin & Sage