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A quick update from me this week…  Here’s a pic of my (almost complete) ALBB. It’s actually slightly further on than this photo implies, and is now being blocked…  Hopefully in time for FO Friday!  I enjoyed knitting it so much that I’ve started another one, with some spare red bamboo cotton I had kicking around, and I’m ten points down out of a planned forty-two.

ALBB - 37 points

ALBB – 37 points down

Red ALBB - 10 pointsRed ALBB – 10 points down

I’ve done the sparkly edge on the Razor cami, but I’ve decided that I want to block it before I knit the straps. The sparkly yarn has made the edge look a bit bumpy, something I’m hoping blocking will sort out… More next time!

Razor cami - sparkly closeup Razor Cami - sparkly edge Razor Cami – sparkly edge

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We were away with family at the weekend, so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to knit. However, I have completed the body of my Navy Razor Cami, and I found time yesterday to cast-on for another gift project.

The Razor Cami now just needs the side seam sewn (just the depth of ribbed edge along the top of the back), and then edged along the front top with a sparkly yarn. After that all I’ll have left to do is knit the straps, and then block the garment…

Razor Cami - minus finishingNavy Razor Cami – completed body

The second project is a gift for one of the kids teachers. I’ve chosen A Little Bit Bohemian, by Rebecca Stromgren. Once again, I’m using King Cole Bamboo Cotton Solids, this time in black.  I really like this yarn – it’s got such a summery feel, and the pattern is proving quick and simple – fun to knit.

ALBB - cast on ALBB - close upALBB – cast on

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I’ve been working away on various projects this last week, and I’ve completed the Red Bamboo Niemeyer scarf – I still need to weave in the ends and photograph it, but I’ll get some pics soon.

My navy Razor cami is coming along nicely, and I’m nearly at the point of dividing for the armholes.

Razor cami - bodyRazor Cami

Lastly, after blocking, I decided that I wasn’t very happy with the edge of the Lacy Moebius cowl I was working on, so I’ve “un-cast-off”, and am planning to do a couple more repeats of the feather-and-fan pattern, to try to achieve a more pronounced wavy edge.

Lacy moebius cowl - edgeLacy Moebius Cowl

That’s all from me, but do head over to Tami’s Amis, for WIP Wednesday, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along to see what exciting projects other people are making!

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Last week I promised pics, so pics you shall have…

Here is my Razor Cami, so far. The colour is navy blue, much more like the first photo than the second. I’m not quite sure why the ribbing at the bottom looks so wonky (it’s not quite so bad in real life), but is probably to do with using a relatively large needle size.  I’ve been enjoying knitting it, it is proving to be quick and simple, and I really like the lace pattern, seen in the second photo.

Razor cami - halfway Razor cami - close-upNavy Razor Cami

I’ve also cast-on for a second Niemeyer… in red bamboo cotton this time.

Red Niemeyer - cast-onRed Bamboo Niemeyer

Wasabi and the lacy moebius cowl are now blocking, so hopefully they’ll be ready in time for FO Friday!   That’s all from me, but do head over to Tami’s Amis, for WIP Wednesday, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along to see what exciting projects other people are making!

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Work-in-Progress Wednesday 71

It’s WIP Wednesday time again, and I’m very pleased to be able to report that Wasabi is off the needles, as is my lacy Moebius cowl 🙂 . Unfortunately, as I am away at present, and writing using my phone, I can’t show you any pictures. I’ll need to get both items blocked, and loose ends woven in, and done buttons sewn on, then I’ll have a couple of FO’s to show you!

I have cast on for a Razor cami using the navy blue mercercized cotton I bought for Wasabi before I found the green I actually used. I’m only a few rows in, but it’s seems like it will be a nice fun knit.

That’s it from me today, I’ll be back next week with photos, but in the meantime, do check out what other people have been up to over at WIP Wednesday with Tami’s Amis, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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Work-in-Progress Wednesday 70

I finally managed to get to the shop and bought the requisite 3mm, 40cm circs that I needed to knit the sleeves for Wasabi, but they didn’t have the 2.75mm ones to knit the ribbed cuff.  I resisted letting her order some in for me, and I’m glad I did – in the end, I’ve ordered some 30cm ones instead. The sleeves only just fit the 40cm ones!

Anyway, enough of that – you’re here to see some pics, right?  I’ve done both the sleeves (I’m making the short-sleeved version), and now just need to wait until my 30cm circs arrive – I had an email this morning telling me that they’re on their way! I’m so tempted to sew the buttons on while I’m waiting though…

Wasabi - with partial sleevesWasabi – with sleeves, but no cuffs

I’ve finished my ruffle scarf, and I’ll hopefully have pics to show you on Friday (no excuses – it’s actually sunny in Scotland at the moment!!).

I’ve been doing a bit of pattern-designing recently  – kind-of making-it-up-as-I-go-along. It’s a lacy cowl, moebius in structure. Here’s what I’ve got so far… I want to edge it with a feather-and-fan pattern, but I need another couple of blocks of pattern before I get that far.  I’m deliberating between another more simple band and then another lace band, or just continuing the lace. I’m leaning towards the former at the moment…

Lacy moebius cowl - beginningLacy moebius cowl - closeupLacy moebius cowl – playing with patterns.

That’s it from me today, but do check out what other people have been up to over at WIP Wednesday with Tami’s Amis, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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Work-in-Progress Wednesday 69

I’m very happy to be able to tell you that I have finally completed the body section of Wasabi 🙂 .

Wasbi - body completeWasabi – body completed

Wasabi - buttonholesWasabi – buttonholes

Wasabi - armholeWasabi – armholes

So now I need to decide how long to make the sleeves. But before I can get started on that I need to go shopping – once again, the pattern isn’t clear, but from the instructions I assume the sleeves are knitted in the round. This being the case, I need to buy shorter circular needles before I can get started…

That’s it from me today, but do check out what other people have been up to over at WIP Wednesday with Tami’s Amis, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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We were away at the weekend – heaps of fun, but not much time to knit!  With Wasabi, I’m almost back to where I was in the photo last week – having taking back a whole bunch of rows because I decided I wanted the buttonholes closer together.  I realised that I was knitting my ruffle scarf with the wrong edge, so took that out and restarted it too!  Check out my post from last week to see photos of those – they haven’t changed much!

I have started a new project though – my second attempt at a moebius shrug for M.  I’m knitting it ribbed – three rows of knit, three rows purl, and I quite like the effect – it certainly hides the cast-on edge reasonably well.

Ribbed moebius shrug - halfwayRibbed Moebius Shrug

That’s it from me today, but do check out what other people have been up to over at WIP Wednesday with Tami’s Amis, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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There were a couple of long car journeys, and a little more time to knit this week, so I’ve made some progress with Wasabi – the cardi I’m knitting for M.

It’s been going reasonably well, but after trying it on M last night, I’ve realised that the buttonholes are spaced a little too far apart for my liking.  After taking this photo, I actually took a few rows back and placed the second buttonhole closer to the first.  There will be five in total by the end.  I suppose I could just have left it where it was, but then I’d only have had space for four buttonholes, and that just doesn’t seem to balance right in my mind.

Wasabi - buttonholes Wasabi - modelled by MWasabi – modelled by M.

For a bit of light relief from Wasabi’s tiny stitches, I cast on this ruffle scarf.  To be honest, I’m not really enjoying knitting it, but it’s kind of cute, so I try to do at least a couple of rows every day!

Ruffle scarf - cast-onRuffle Scarf

That’s it from me today, but do check out what other’s have been up to over at WIP Wednesday with Tami’s Amis, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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Work-in-Progress 66

Hmm, an interesting week knitting-wise.  I’m still struggling away with getting my head around designing a moebius cowl.  But I’ve been making progress with Wasabi, although the tiny stitches mean that progress is on the slow side.  M is delighted with it though, and says it’s okay if it takes a while!

I love the way that this pattern is constructed, with its provisional cast-on and short-row shoulder shaping, but I’m finding that some of the instructions are a little unclear, which resulted in me almost completing the yoke, and then having to rip the whole thing out to start again.  I’ve noted these on my Rav page if you’re interested in the technical stuff.

Otherwise, here are a couple of pics…

Wasabi - yoke and bodyWasabi – yoke and start of body

Wasabi - yoke, front, and armWasabi – close-up of arm and front

If you’d like to see what others have been working on this week, then head over to WIP Wednesday at Tami’s Amis, and visit Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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