Knitting a Sweater…

One of the reasons I don’t get to stitch these days is that I’m knitting like mad. I’ve done socks for a gazillion of people for christmass and tested a few patterns for designers. I did two fingering weight sweaters between Christmass and end of March! So I give in and post about boring knitting when I have nothing else to post about.

Now I’m knitting another fingering weight sweater, 286 stitches in the round this time. This is my own design, or let’s better say no design. I’m curious how it’ll turn out.

 

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New Life out of the Snow

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Solar Eclipse

So in Europe, there was a solar eclipse on equinox day, the official start of spring. It was like 68% at peak where I live. Can there be a more special start of the season?

I spend that morning in the garden watching. I had eclipse glasses, but most of the time I just felt the curious icyness of the air and the weird, cold light. Also, I  felt inspired to put my feelings on paper, The first is supposed to show the peak, the second the moment before the sun is fully back. Sorry they are probably not astronomically correct, I didn’t want to stare at the sun too much.

I wish I could paint the light of that morning but I guess that’s quite beyond my skill.

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TAST – Knotted Kretan Stitch

One more old TAST stitch: knotted kretan stitch.
Yes, I had an uncreative day. One fine day I’ll need to spend some more time with this stitch.

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TAST 20 -Butterfly Chain Stitch

er another old TAST stitch, butterfly chain. Did you notice how it is basically another twisted chain variant?

At the beginning, I did it wrong, trying to make it a normal chain variant. Then I learned and explored its usefulness for formal bands. During the first few rows I tried it as a regular chain stitch variant.

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Then, I tried to do it in a more random way. I was not entirely convinced. But this did get my imagination going. how about doing this as bark of a tree?

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The next sample was about as random, only I used wool thread that gives a good coverage for most of the ground stitches. I like this much better, although the first random version is probably better for bark.

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Wordless Wednesday -Water Avens (We Call it Drop of Blood Here)

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TAST 118 – Beaded Buttonhole Stitch

So I’m doing it again – posting a section from the middle of an unfinished sampler. It is about the current TAST stitch,beaded buttonhole stitch. I just wanted to post something current, even when I’m behind with the rest. Somehow, stitching is more fun than typing postings.

I never really liked to work with beads, it went too slow, was too much bling, and so on, and so forth…
Now, this TAST challenge stitch simply does not leave the alternative to do it non-beaded, so I try.

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The green row in the middle are short buttonhole stitches with beads. The mud-coloured bands above and below the buttonhole stitches are laced chain stitch. Since Sumptuous surfaces, I’m toying with different line stitches. However, this one is almost too fat for a line stitch.


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