His Majesty’s Blanket is nearing completion, part one

It’s time for an update of how the blanket is doing. As you can see, it’s doing fine. Since my last post about it, it has been inspected by the soon-to-be-mother, and she loves it.Phew. Other than that, there isn’t a whole lot to say about it … the yarn still knits lovely, although I’mContinue reading “His Majesty’s Blanket is nearing completion, part one”


I’m halfway through the shawl, which means this is going much faster than I expected. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out – if I’d start this over again, I’d make the bottom border a bit wider (I’m afraid I didn’t count properly and missed a couple of rows, cough) so that itContinue reading “Progress”

A few observations

I’m nearly caught up to where I was before frogging it all. Can you see how the lace panel cuts in and out of the garter border? That’s how it’s written up in the pattern, but I didn’t really like it, so I decided to “fix” the pattern. And please forgive the crappy shot, itContinue reading “A few observations”

Cast on, the 2nd

After spending about 15 hours knitting through 3 entire balls of yarn, I began to suspect that I had a monster on my needles. The original pattern suggests 9 oz of 4-ply yarn, knitted on a no. 7 needle. I researched. Being from Germany, ounce is not a measure that easily translates to me, soContinue reading “Cast on, the 2nd”