It's been a while since we have up-to-date ACTUAL knitting contents, no?
I was hesitant to post this, because all I have are low-res pictures taken with my iPhone 4, but I decided to go ahead anyway because otherwise it might be another 2 months before another post!
This one is another design of mine, but I'm not crazy about it. I call it Burning Love handwarmers after the name of the twisted cable pattern I used on the cuff, the romantic in me just couldn't resist.
Another design project. I've been wanting one of those big cowl that looks super cozy and cushy for a long time, and I had the perfect yarn in my stash, Rowan Cocoon. I've been looking for a cable pattern that's just right and finally found it in a Japanese knitting pattern book. I would write up the pattern for this cowl, if not because of my inability to create a cable chart. Any suggestion?
Right now all I have on the needles are a pair of socks for a Secret Santa Swap with the Socktopods. I just finished 2 shawls (Annis & Citron from Knitty) but am already craving another one, so I might cast on for Maia Shoulderette by Rosemary Hill.
Other than knitting, I've had a craving for some weaving action lately, so the loom finally made an appearance last Friday and I had this by Sunday!
I've been wanting to try the clasped weft technique in ages, but finally bit the bullet when I found this video tutorial that demystifies it. It's SO unbelievably simple and yet you end up with such striking result. I used my rather substantial stash of leftover sock yarn and barely made a dent. My imagination is already running wild for the next project, I can't wait to start planning for it!
I've decided to take a little break from job-hunting(I mean the stress-inducing, rip-my-hair-out kind) and figure out what it is I want to do and where do I want to go with it. So I'll be crafting for a few days while looking for a part-time job to keep me going. Wish me luck! The plan for today is to get some sewing done, I've got some dried lavender to make moth-repellent sachets for my swap partner. There are loads of the lavender so I might make some extra for sale on etsy!