Sunday, February 15, 2009

Maintaining my sanity

Well I'm over half way through the wrap now, 5 skeins in total and I'm just coming to the end of the 3rd skein.I have to about 3/4 of the 4th skein before I start the Polka-dots again. The middle section has been going fast enough but I still can't knit this yarn at night. Of course once I get into the Polka-dots it will slow to a crawl again as it is back to row by row chart knitting. I think I should be done in time if I concentrate hard and get the knitting done next week, allowing me time to get it blocked and dried.

In the meantime, for a bit of relief in the evenings I have been working on a shrug which has been resting in the WIP heap for a while. It is in Lorna's Laces Swirl DK - colour Black Purl. It is worked in 2 long pieces with deep cuffs and grafted together. I have another 13 rows to complete the 1st half. I made a minor change to the pattern substituting twisted 1x1 rib for plain 1x1 rib - I seem to have a thing for twisted rib at the moment as this is the 3rd piece in a row where I've used it and two have been substitutes. I don't have any photos of progress or the shrug, but the progress on the wrap is just longer and I'm sure you can imagine that.

You want a photo - OK here's a recent wip - a slipover from "Knit so fine", at this point it only needs the side seams sewn and picked up round the armholes for 4 rows of moss stitch BUT I'm considering wether or not to put in sleeves. I have enough yarn to do sleeves, which is why I suppose I'm considering it and also it is so lovely. The photo doesn't do it any justice, I've used Tivoli Luxury Tweed in a lovely Raspberry colour. I don't usually wear slipovers but I liked the faux wrap style but I'm seriously thinking I might try and work out a nice sleeve for this.

Ok I'll leave you with that. Would you put sleeves in this?

1 comment:

  1. I posted a comment two times and both disappeared. If you get all three forgive me! I love the raspberry sweater. I vote for no sleeves. So glad to hear that you are blogging and raveling. Will send a "what's happening" note soon.