Spring is here.

Today is the first day of Spring and I'm extremely grateful. Friends and family have pointed out the fact that Wyoming often has wintry conditions until mid-May but we've had a long warm spell this past week and I don't mind a bit. As I told them, "Even if we are having snow and cold, it still matters that it is Spring and we can anticipate the longer days and the return of warm weather."

Colostomy bag cover

I have done some research this evening and can't find any patterns for a colostomy bag cover. A friend of mine had his perforated bowel removed a year ago and has to wear a bag now for the rest of his life unless they can figure out some way to restore things inside. Until then, he needs a bit of a boost. He hasn't been intimate with anyone so I thought he might like something a bit more than just a girdle type piece of cloth to cover it.

Percy Sweater Riff

It's been a while since I've posted on this sight but all is well and I am still knitting. Finished a sweater yesterday and thought I'd start the new year off by adding a photo. It is a riff on a Martin Storey pattern "Percy Sweater" he did for Rowen. It is in their book Classic 4 Ply Designs for Men and Women. I modified his pattern to fit and changed the collar. I used Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120 color charcoal. It feels great on the body. Hope everyone had a happy new year's eve.

Guidelines for Felting

I want to try my hand at felting something and I need some guidelines. Is there a rule of thumb for how to calculate how big to originally knit the item to achieve a certain smaller size after blocking? I want to knit a doll's jumper and felt it. I know the final size I want to achieve with the felted garment but I have no idea how large to make it first. Help will be most gratefully accepted!

SOS Short Rows! The needles and yarn are back in circulation!

Hello again everyone.

I dove back into my needle and yarn collection a couple months ago with some projects behind me now. Feel free to check them out on my Instagram: @fitterknitter

I need help and couldn't think of a better group to ask. I want to scale this bandana cowl down (There is also a photo attached)

https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2011/10/11/sweet-stitching-with-erin-bandana-cowl/

Their gauge is 16 st 6 rows = 4" bulky yarn US 10 needles

Eyelet Lace Cable Afghan

It took three months, but I finally finished the afghan for my son's Christmas present. Cables, oy!
I used Galway Highland Heather pure wool. Plymouth Yarn sells it. I used 10 skeins, each 210 yards. I'm not sure I will use this yarn again as it irritated my forearms and made them itch pretty badly after an hour or so. Thankfully, no rash.