Surprisingly finished.

The Illusion Cube blanket is more than I thought it'd be. I knew the design was dead clever -- 56 individual hexagons, each knit to look like a cube. I knew the colors would be surprisingly lovely. Eight colors, each pair knitted twice in slightly different combination. Sure, each cube had about six ends to … Continue reading Surprisingly finished.

Coming Together Quite Nicely

Once I'd learned how to align the two-colored hexagons in the Illusion Cube blanket, the sewing together progressed pretty steadily and easily. I'd sit and sew a bit, then stuff the whole thing into my bag until the next time. I'd grab my bag when I left the house, just in case I found myself … Continue reading Coming Together Quite Nicely

Piecing it all together

By the time I'd finished each piece of the Illusion Cube blanket, I'd knit more than the required 56 hexagons. There were a few mistakes along the way -- duplicates of color combos, short-sided "cubes" (at least two of those). But finally, I was ready: Sewing it all together seemed pretty easy-peasy as I started. … Continue reading Piecing it all together

THAT doesn’t look right…. (take 2)

As I've noted before, there's no such thing as a knitter who doesn't make mistakes. Learning to spot mistakes and figuring out how to correct them is something every knitter must do. If you don't, you'll end up frozen -- confronted with a mistake that you're unable to fix and unable to continue your project. … Continue reading THAT doesn’t look right…. (take 2)

One by one by one

The first time I saw the Illusion Cube Blanket in the WEBS catalog (which regularly occupies space on my bedside table), I put it on my mental "to do" list. I love the variety of colors -- 8 in all -- and the geometry of each individual cube and of the overall piece. With the … Continue reading One by one by one

Next year already

As a Boston Red Sox fan, "there's always next year" has been my defense mechanism¬†fan philosophy¬†for decades. Each spring, I relish the return of the MLB season. The game radio broadcast is the aural wallpaper of my home: the play-by-play commentary, the background sound of the crowd as voices rise, fall, and cheer, the pause … Continue reading Next year already

More than Buttons

Finished the wee baby sweater (Puerperium Cardigan) except for the buttons and figured I'd pop into Webs on the way out of Northampton, arriving 10 minutes before it closed, so I'd be forced to make a quick choice and then be done. I arrived thinking the store closed at 5 but discovered closing time was … Continue reading More than Buttons