Another week passes, without much knitting time… However, I finished A’s sock, but have yet to cast on its pair as I got distracted by making a last minute decision to knit a Milo for a little friend… It’s getting owls again, as I think he’ll appreciate them!
I’ve managed a little more knitting this last week, and am definitely feeling the benefit from it 🙂 .
I’ve completed the ribbing for my Zest Cardigan, and am now ready to start the lace. No photographs, but it looks fairly similar to last week!
I completed my Noro Honey Cowl and am happy with it 🙂 . Then I decided it was time to knit some socks for A… So, yarn choice is his (Rico Design Superba Poems, in Lagoon), and the sock pattern choice is mine – I wanted something nice and quick, and this certainly has been… 🙂 .
It’s probably a measure of how unwell I’ve been feeling that not a lot of knitting has been happening recently! I’m still slowly improving, but this virus seems to be taking a while to go completely. Anyway, my Noro Honey Cowl is nearly finished, and I’ve cast on for a Zest cardigan – it’s in Rowan cashsoft 4ply, which is a delight to work with.
I’ve been working away on various knitting projects these last couple of weeks! M’s Milo with owls is all finished – look out for that on FO Friday! I’ve actually cast-on for a 3 month version of the same thing (to finish off the yarn), but haven’t had much time to knit on it.
I planned to start knitting a pair of socks with some Noro Silk Garden sock yarn I had in my stash, but when I cast-on I was really disappointed to discover that this so called 4-ply yarn was anything but. Reading on Ravelry, I discovered many people had the same problem with the yarn – different thicknesses, slubby, and generally not very nice, although the colours are stunning. The Rav page comments suggested that, while the yarn was no good for socks, it would make a lovely scarf… so here’s the beginning of my Noro Honey Cowl… I must say that the colours are lovely, and I’m really happy with how it’s looking so far!
I’ve also been hard at work on my Follow Your Arrow mystery KAL. I’m about a sixth of the way through the final clue, so here’s a hint of what it will look like (although the colour isn’t right – that’s Scottish winter for you)…
In knitting news this week…
I’ve continued to work on my Follow Your Arrow KAL. I’m even remembering to take photographs at the end of each clue, but obviously I can’t show them here. But I have completed Clues 1A, 2A, and 3B. That means that, after a slow start, I’m all caught up and ready for when Clue 4 is released on Monday. I’m really enjoying this KAL, and am excited to see what happens next (although the promise is that, where this week was quick and easy, next week will involve significantly more knitting!).
I’ve been working away on M’s Milo this week also, and it’s going reasonably well… Two and a half owls down… I think I’ll be doing four, maybe five.
Well, I may not have blogged much about knitting recently, but that certainly doesn’t mean that knitting hasn’t been happening! We finally got new mobile phones last week, so a couple of new phone cosys had to be knitted, I knit another moebius cowl, a pair of fingerless mitts for my Dad, and I also knitted not one, not two, but three Milos! Here’s a sneak peak of the yarn that I used – but you’ll have to wait until Friday to see the completed articles.
So, what’s on the needles just now? M loved the Milos that I knitted, and has requested one for her. The sizing doesn’t go up to her size, so I’m having to wing things a little. I’m knitting it in this lovely Sublime Egyptian Cotton, in Peony (her choice).
And finally, I’ve decided to try my first KAL (Knit Along), with Ysolda’s Follow Your Arrow shawl. Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books from when you were a kid? Well, this is like a knitted version of that! Every week a new clue is released, and there’s a choice of clues – apparently there are 32 different shawls possible. For fear of spoilers, I can’t post photos here, but here’s the yarn I’m using – Eden Cottage Yarns Titus 4 ply, in Misty Woods. This photo doesn’t do justice to the colour. For those of you who are interested, I’ve chosen Clue 1A so far, which certainly begins with an unusual construction for the start of a shawl! Fun though 🙂 . Are you doing the KAL? Please let me know in the comments section!
It’s been a month since I last did a Work-in-Progress post – time flies!
I got the Christmas bears knitted, and some shawlettes and other bits and pieces too. I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged to discover that some of them even sold at the Christmas Fayre 🙂 . The rest are intended as Christmas presents, which also makes me very happy!
I cast-on yesterday for Cat Bordhi’s Moebius Cowl. I’ve been asked to knit this for a young lady who has cerebral palsy. She is able to put something over her head, but doesn’t have the dexterity to tie a scarf nicely. Hopefully the pre-twisted element of this cowl will mean she can just pull it on and it will sit just right and look pretty, without her having to do anything more to it 🙂 .
It’s knitted in Sublime Lustrous Extrafine Merino DK in Peridot.
I’ve been working away on my Christmas bears over the last week or so… So far, I’ve knitted six heads (triangle-shaped), six pairs of boots, and (almost) six hats. My thanks go to K for making the six tiny pompoms for the hats!
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last updated you on knitting progress… I’ve completed Cherry Blossom – M loves it, and has worn it lots already 🙂 , but I haven’t really had much time to start a new (big) project. I’m doing some knitting for the school Christmas Fayre, so much of my current knitting is the sort of stuff you’ve already seen… But, here we have another red A Little Bit Bohemian (this really was just using up stash yarn).
I’ve also been working on my teddy-in-the-round pattern… this one is nearly there, I want to shorten the arms fractionally, and shorten the body, and lengthen the legs (without changing the overall height). I’m also converting the dress pattern to be in the round – I’m not too happy how this one looks at present – but it is very much still a WIP!! This bear is for M, and she’s very happy anyway 🙂 . I still need to knit the shoes, and trim the dress.
My plan is to make some Christmas versions of this bear for the Fayre, so I guess you’ll see more of them in the weeks ahead!
Guess what? I finally finished the second Alpha sock!! Photos on Friday (although they are already in use, so pics might be slightly tricky!).
Cherry Blossom is progressing nicely. I knitted the second sleeve, added another lace repeat to the body, and joined on the sleeves to the body. I realised I was going to run out of yarn about halfway through the top section (this yarn is being recycled from a different project, which is why the tension looks so wonky at the moment), so I switched to some lovely Koigu yarn I had kicking around, held it double as it was 4 ply, and knit a band of that at the top. The photo really doesn’t do it justice (but it’s a very dark day here in rainy Scotland), but it does look quite pretty, I think.
I’ve done the picot edging around the neck, but again hit upon the running-out-of yarn problem. So for the two front bands, I’ve decided to do an applied I-cord bind-off. You can see I’ve managed one side so far. I’m actually very happy with how it looks, so I’ll do the second side later today, then it’s just a case of sewing the underarm seams, weaving in the ends, sewing down the picot edge around the neckband, knitting and attaching the ties, and then block, block, block!!