Sunday, July 29, 2012

Motif 10

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 22, 2012

Blocking Motif 9

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

On my needles: The Puerperium Baby Cardigan

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

Update: Monthly Motifs

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.