Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My Most Ambition Knitting Project

My Catkin by Carina Spencer is finally done!

This pattern stretched my knitting skills (several pages of charts, stitches I had never heard of before let alone try to knit, and blocking.)

I saw the pattern on the Yarn Harlot blog in August of 2011, purchased the pattern shortly there after, found the yarn at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville,NC in October of 2011, worked on it off and on for months, finished all but the blocking and buttons in August of last year and then it sat as I was afraid to block it.

Finally I watched several videos where the knitters just used regular pins (which I have plenty of) and I decided to go for it.  This is Catkin waiting to be blocked

Catkin pinned out - next time I will use a bigger bed.  It grew a lot more than I expected.

The back:

and details:

and all that is left of my Pumpkin Spice yarn:


  1. Catkin is lovely!!! I'm sorry you were so intimidated about blocking her. You should have called me...I promise to always make time to help you!!!

  2. Congratulations, Jennifer. What a piece of art!