The Knitterly Hooker

Posts Tagged ‘garter stitch’

Stash gripes

In knitting, stash busting on October 27, 2015 at 9:47 am

My stash is plentiful. Although most knitters don’t complain about this problem, I have to. It’s old. It’s not great quality. Sometimes I’m motivated to use it, sometimes I’m not. I don’t want to dump it though.

I’ve used some to make mittens and probably use it all to make the garter projects I identified before.

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That’s the progress I’ve made. I did these 2 at a time.One is done…the thumb of the second has to be done, as well as seaming. Then both need weaving.

Knitting Season

In community challenges, knitting, stash busting on September 23, 2015 at 8:24 am

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When the days and nights get cooler, it’s often an indicator that knitting season has begun. The time is now, to gather patterns and yarn to keep us afloat through the brisk winds and snow of the  North Pole.

My knitting life has become about garter stitch and I’ve only now finally realized and accepted that it is all I can manage for now. I will learn to see the beauty in the simplicity of garter.

What’s on my knitting agenda?
Chunky mittens
Poncho
Slippers

What are your fall and winter knitting pattern plans? Who will join me?

Greatness of Garter

In community challenges, events, knitting on July 20, 2015 at 9:55 pm

My summer has been easy breezy. Much easier than I anticipated, but even still, my calendar has been filled to capacity. There is little time to knit and I have summer brain drain lol. I was trying to do my green tank, which is pretty simple but the outcome- disastrous, and I had to frog. The ribbing and stockinette were much too much for me to think about. I decided to return to my tried and true garter stitch.

Garter stitch makes my brain flow much better! No room for errors. No frogging. Just knitting. And more knitting. It’s mindless and somehow that translates into easier and faster project work ups. I swear.

 
I’m working on Cascade Scarf no.2 for my ESK mitered square KAL entry. I’ve almost finished a square in a matter of hours. At this rate, I’m giving myself like 2 weeks to complete the scarf, but I don’t know….I have parties to attend. Ha!

Purple Rain

In knitting, stash busting on November 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm

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I’ve had this Cascade Magnum for a few months, from at least the Spring. I’ve been thinking of what I’d make from the day I bought it. I love the richness of the color! So, here I am, some 6 months later, making a cowl. This cowl is the beginnings of my Christmas knitting.

I learned a new cast on for a hat I wanted to make and decided to practice on this. It’s the twisted German cast on and it was pretty simple.  The Twisted German cast on it actually a stretchy cast on and I thought the cowl was a great item to practice on.

I’ll have to seam it.I don’t mind knitting flat anymore. The cowl is being knit on 35’s…Strange and uncomfortable, but doable. I was told it would take an hour to knit….not hardly, or maybe I’m just a slow knitter and enjoying this break I took to knit.