Sunday 3 January 2016

Weekend WIPs

Having lived under a rock for the past few months, I have spent the past two weeks bingeing on Ravelry, gloating over my stash like Smaug (always a favourite holiday activity) and planning to knit All The Things. So, this weekend I have indeed been knitting All The Things. I don't have pictures, though. Sorry.

1. Blue cardigan sleeves
I read this blog post, manned up and attempted to add a sleeve to my very old WIP on Saturday. I eventually managed to do the maths at knatterers (read: Jenny did the maths for me because I was too tired) and had a short-rowed sleeve by the end of Saturday. Alas, it was too many stitches and bulged in an unsightly manner at various points, so it was ripped out. I'm also not convinced I did enough short rows for a sleeve cap, in spite of following the blog directions carefully. I will try again. Maybe later.

2. Summer cover-up
I started knitting a laceweight tunic a couple of years ago, in some gorgeous silk linen I bought at Wonderwool in 2013. I managed to do the short rows for the neck and then put it aside. When I picked it up again I realised the stitches were twisted, so I ripped it out, ready to begin again. Maybe later.

(There's not a lot of knitting yet, is there?)

3. Another red jumper
I cast on for a pullover in the red alpaca Sib brought me back from Peru. It's a 40s-styled feather and fan affair from an old Interweave. I am currently knitting 1x1 rib over 292 stitches for an inch and a half. Hmm...maybe later.

4. Hat
After having dinner with the in-laws this evening, Brother Z asked me for a woolly hat. I'm not sure if he was joking. But, I was inspired to use up some of the Lumio I brought back from the States with me, so I knitted this during War and Peace this evening -

Just the bobble to make now. OK, one picture.

Normal service (approximately three stitches per week) will presumably resume tomorrow.

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