I spent the weekend with two great girlfriends on Palm Beach in Florida and had time to sneak in a few repeats for Motif 10. It's named Smooth Sailing - how appropriate!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
The motif turned out beautifully. We addressed cables again and how to work cables without a cable needle. Once your brain clicks, the technique becomes second-nature, and it is actually quite freeing to work cables without the fuss of a third needle. I never touched a cable needle for this entire piece.
When it came time to block my work, the reverse stockinette required lots of pins to get a nice flat border. Don't be shy when you block yours; I promise it won't feel the pricks.
Friday, July 20, 2012
I can't help myself. I love to knit baby sweaters and have a long list of patterns I want to work. This one by Kelly Brooker of Knit So Quaint has been on my mind for a while. It's designed for the newest of newborns - hence the name puerperium. (The six weeks post birth)
It's a tiny little thing, so it may not be worn a ton. I view it as more of an heirloom - and something made with love that can be worn home from the hospital!
Free pattern available here.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
It's now July, and our Monthly Motif knitting is well underway.
This week, the ladies will join me for lesson #9. We will knit more cables and learn the technique to work cables without a cable needle.
Are the patterns getting harder? Yes. Are the knitters becoming more proficient? Yes!
After all, the goal is to become a GREAT knitter.
Read more about the Monthly Motif project here.