March 31, 2015
My posting has been spotty because I've just been so busy with work. I have high hopes for posting more regularly when the semester is over in May.
In the meantime, my needles have been busy with some free knitting patterns. Free patterns are widely available on the web, and Ravelry allows us to see other people's project notes so we can separate the jewels from the duds.
I knit this pullover, Ink Flare by Black Dog Designs, a simple a-line pattern in a bright cheerful pink. I knit the pattern as written except for an added seed stitch border, though some other knitters made the neck opening smaller. It's a comfy piece that I've been wearing a lot.
I wanted a new pair of fingerless mitts, so I adapted Quo Vadis by Spilly Jane Knits, a free mitten pattern. The mitts are knitted in worsted weight wool, so they work up fast, and the color work is very easy because the repeats are the same across each row. This would be a good entry-level project into stranded color work.
I hope everyone is well. I hope to be around more in the near future.