May 6, 2014

FO and a WIP (sort of)

Filed under:Epic disaster,Finished Objects,Shawls,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 12:20

I’m over the jetlag and now I’m just tired! I also have a massive case of the Blahs, where nothing will ever be fun again, you know the feeling? Kind of like the third week of January. I realise how silly this is because 1. Spring! 2. I finish work in 4 weeks and I’m a free woman for the whole summer; 3. I probably won’t be this tired for the rest of my life even though it feels like it right now.

Anyway! I have a FO to show you. I brought this with me to Japan and didn’t knit a stitch on it. This was mostly down to not having my phone and thus not having the pattern. I could have looked it up on Ravelry but events did not conspire to motivate me.


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The pattern is ‘Mairin’ by Ysolda Teague and the yarn is Fyberspates Scrumptious 4-ply. I think it’s a 50-50 silk-wool blend. It’s sooooo nice to knit with, very drapey and not too sticky. Part of the reason I didn’t work on this was also because I really didn’t think I’d have enough yarn to finish. In the end, I had maybe 5cm. Too close for comfort!

The pattern is really good and has the perfect balance of interest versus plain. I really like the cables and how the cross. This is the whole thing:


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But it’s not that big and sits pretty well around the shoulders.


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Have you heard of Me Made May? It’s an annual effort to wear something you’ve made every day and document it. I’ve been taking part and you can follow my efforts over on Instagram. You’ll find me there as ‘knittingneels’.

So my other WIP I started whilst in Japan.


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I blindly knit the entire body of a V neck jumper. It is 4 inches too wide. The upside is that I love the yarn: Mia by Debbie Bliss, a 50-50 wool cotton blend. My lesson to be learned is don’t do maths on the road!

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1 Comment »

  1. A pattern called ‘Mairin’! That’s made my day!

    Comment by Mairin — May 6, 2014 @ 21:38

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