Archive for the ‘Knitty Witty’ Category

FO: Striped Cowl

I finally finished the cowl I had started last winter with some yarn the BF got me for Valentine’s Day. My idea was to have something to keep my neck warm while riding my bike in cold weather, but a scarf seemed too dangerous because it could fly off or get stuck in the wheels. […]

Finished: Diagonal Knit Cowl

I finally finished this cowl. This was my first cowl and I don’t know why I didn’t make these sooner. They have the advantage of keeping you warm like a scarf, but also has the advantage of not falling off or getting in the way. The stitch pattern I used is from here (pdf). The […]

My First Socks are Done

I finally finished the second sock to my first pair of socks. The actual knitting part was pretty easy after I learned how to start the toe (these are toe-up socks) and turn the heel. The cuffs were a pain in the ass because I had to learn how to do an elastic bind off […]

Diagonal Knit Cowl

What started off as a My So Called Scarf is turning into a diagonal-stitch cowl. I bought two balls of yarn but I guess it’s too little to be a scarf, so I’m going to make it into a short cowl. The cowl will come in handy when it’s cold and I want to ride […]

My first sock is done!

Ah, my first sock is done. It’s a bit too short because I got too impatient while doing the cuff, even though it’s supposed to be an ankle-length sock. It’s far from perfect, but it went better than the last time I tried to knit a sock. I really like this Sockotta yarn and how […]

My First Toe-up Sock

I’m attempted to knit some socks. I don’t know why, but I guess the sock knitting bug finally bit me. I vaguely remember trying to knit some before, but I don’t know what happened after that. I tried to knit the socks using some Knitpicks Gossamer yarn, but I mistakenly bought it thinking it was […]


I finally got my Ravelry invite. It took about two weeks. Now I can stare at people’s projects all day and look at yarn porn. I’m also using it to keep track of my works in progress. My favorite feature is the project queue. I can search by what type of yarn I already have, […]