Anders

Well. That was an unexpected radio silence. We’ve been having issues with our DSL internet getting slower, lagging more and more, and sometimes outright giving up the ghost since January. Last week we got tired of it all and finally ditched that provider. But the problem with living in the middle of nowhere is that we don’t have a lot of other choices. We’re back online now, running our data through our cell plan. But I’m not sure how affordable that really is…

All this is the long way of saying, if you need to get in touch please be patient. I’m doing almost everything through a smart phone these days. (and it still looks more like living in the future than living in the past – even with the desktop playing the part of a word processor)

Had enough with the technology talk? Me too. Let’s look at some knitting:

anders folded

This is Anders. It’s the little brown and white baby sweater I was knitting from Mrs. Crosby Play’s yarn. It was gifted to the new mom-to-be two weekends ago, so I’m happy to finally have the pictures uploaded!

anders finished

This is a really well written pattern. I buy a lot of PDFs to see how other designers do their thing. This one has a layout that makes me wish I had time to re-do all my own patterns. Not that THAT is likely to happen any time soon.

anders angled

It was also my first experience with the Vikkel braid – the horizontal line of stitches around the hems. It’s cute, and not really hard at all! A great finishing touch.

anders sheep

Oh yeah, and the sheep. This new mom is also a knitter, so I wanted to put something sheepy into the pattern. The Anders design includes just the tree chart, but I added the sheepies. I always have to modify something, apparently. Check out my project on Ravelry to see more details.

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7 responses to “Anders

  1. So cute! This is a beautiful sweater!

  2. That… is too cute for words.

    And I think your pattern-writing is great. :-) Just the other day, sitting and knitting with a couple of ladies at my LYS, we were talking about patterns and I was talking about how much I enjoyed knitting yours and how well-written they always are. I actually gave the LYS owner a tip about the colorwork project she was working on (switching to a larger needle for the stranded parts) and she looked at me in shock and said, “That’s brilliant! I’ve never heard of that before!” I had to confess that I learned it from one of your patterns, haha!

    • Aww, thanks! I don’t even remember where I learned that tip (although I can’t claim to have thought of it myself) but I’m glad that my patterns are clear and helping to pass along the knitterly knowledge!

      On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 1:43 PM, Ramblings wrote:

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  3. Oh that’s so lovely! One day I’ll have to try something like this. Colorwork still intimidates me. This is a fantastic baby gift!

    • I like to say that all knitting is just knit, or purl. But with colorwork the trick is to decide how to hold your yarn. I’ve seen people do two strands in their right hand, two strands in their left hand, and one strand in each hand. When you’re ready to give it a try you just have to play around with it and see what feels right!

      On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Ramblings wrote:

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