update! the much-procrastinated toddler is completed, off the needles, and blocking. And, of course, I did not take proper pics. (It is supposed to be in the mail in a couple hours.)

It was in Rowan's Baby Cashsoft Merino, color "Cecily", with camel and white accents. The pattern it was based on is Linda Whaley's , rather heavily modified and all mistakes are mine. (Extra long body.)

Random notes:

1. Holiday gifted: 8 tiny mittens on i-cord, 10 winter acorns, 8 baby socks in holiday colours.
2. Toddler sweater is sort-of done. I need to the first sleeve and re-knit it to match the second sleeve.

gifts were mostly sent without photos. Toddler sweater photos forthcoming.


I have finally started doing the sleeves on the much-procrastinated toddler boatneck "pattern? we don't need no steenkin' pattern…" - now in the round (sorta mostly) bottom up, and sleeves picked up and knit down.

About to go on needles: Susan B. Anderson knitted charms, thanks to @Virelai for connecting me to her patterns!

Okay , I need clarification/help.

I am swatching a stitch for a made-up-in-the-back-of-my-head triangle . The stitch pattern is written to be from the bottom up, and of course a triangle shawl is knit from the top down.

When I tried to invert the pattern, it looks terrible, with none of the angles and leans lining up.

Should I invert and mirror the pattern, reversing both stitch order and decrease direction? e.g. k2tog <-> ssk, p2tog <-> p2tog-b?

* The new lace shawl, which has been started and ripped back 3 times now. (And is now back to the starting over stage.)
* Another tiny stripes hat. This one is in Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lacegarn, being knit on 2.25 mm needles. The pastela are so pale it is hard to see the stripes - a very pale green and purple, more a hint of color to be honest.

So, I am on a boat in a gale (in a marina.) And the server just contacted me to tell me the power is out in my apartment. And the UPS will die imminently. So here is a quick shout out to mention that is what you get; is what you expected.

and people are way too interesting!

I popped on here to brag that my triangle is now a , and share some pics, and now, half an hour later I am just getting around to that...

Beginner Shawl with a few beginner errors (and, incidentally, the pattern also has a glaring error for the final row.) in Rowan Fine Silk on #5 circular.

some all caps whinging 

I am in that horrible home-stretch period of this . I am /almost/ (1 more repeat) done with the shawl body, then one more pattern chart for the edging.


Skipping the digressions, I went to the looking for a contrast colour for the Wollmeise DK I have (Männerbunt, a navy blue.) They have one hank of either the two which I think would work.

I picked up two hanks of Lacegarn in agate gray, hoping two stranding will balance in size (I strongly suspect it will be thicker.) And, under different lights, it has a distinctly green edge, which may work just fine. Or not.

But then I wound it.

The cake is HUMONGOUS. ~1575 m.

report: very simple triangular - my first attempt at a shawl - is about half done.

Pattern is Beginner's Lace Shawl, and I am knitting in Rowan Fine Silk on Knitter's Pride Karbonz 3.75 mm while mostly listening to Sing Sing Bis!


Being down to only two officially-still-active , and a polar vortex, has convinced me to add:

Fingerless Mittens!

Yes, I want to be able to either knit, or type, in a room which is clearly uninsulated. And I am currently doing both and shivering.

Well, not both *this second*.

I really dislike Utub.

But I dislike people online being manipulated for political and commercial ends into believing conspiracies and completely illogical things which harm them and everyone else, too.

So watch this very cute video, and share it with people you love.


Right. So. : Watching and at the same time is NOT GOOD™.

Ripped sleeve back to the shoulder. Wrong size needles (3.0 mm != US size 3), and sooo many stupid errors.

New day, new progress.

Habs lost. Canucks won.

Learned the kid I finished a for is in the 86th percentile for size, and is starting to wear clothes for twice xyr age.

<looks at age-appropriate sweater>

Three days later I am up to the armpits of the sweater for up to 3x xyr age.

So I am trying to stay away from social media except briefly, once a day.

This is a fun rhythm, actually, as I see a snapshot of my personal fediverse as the sun spins 'round the planet - and my follows seem to have a wave-like synergy. Sometimes a bit eery.

As promised, pictures! The top-left photo is the tiny stripes being blocked. On feature I had not discovered before blocking is that the is reversible - a different look on the inside, but without any seams!

The grey pull-over sweater is the final result of modifying a pattern from a -flat to an in-the-round, seamless. It was not quite a success, but I know how I plan to fix some of the problems.

\o/ Yay me! The steeking baby sweater is off the !

Okay, I have to weave in the ends, sew under arms, and then block it before I dare let anyone see it. But there will be pics. Eventually. Soon, I promise.

Slightly belated post, because I *still* cannot figure out how to upload video to Mastodon.

Brouillant: "I like your brush. It is mine now."


Yesterday I went to the to pick up a replacement set of dpns (one of the cats, Tortue, loves to steal them one at a time and lose them under things, where I discover them every blue moon or so when I actually clean thoroughly.) I bought *nothing*else!* I was pretty proud of myself.

On my way back the store called to say a book I'd reserved a year ago came in. So today I get to go back and test my resistance to temptation again.

Okay, so, the cut went fine. The first went fine. The second steek I somehow ended up working the 4th stitch instead of the 3rd stitch, and things started unraveling. I have no idea how to fix this.

So I am just going to chalk this up to experience, hand it off to the recipient once I finish learning on it, and plan on completing a second one RSN.

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