January 16, 2009

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Filed under:News!,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 12:06

That’s me right now. I have a circle of knits that I move between when I get stuck on one. I finished the main part of the body of Green Gable and started the first sleeve a few days ago. After about ten rows, it became apparent that there must be some sort of error because the cuff is huge. Bigger than my upper arm huge. I have just checked the errata and although they have corrected the chart, there is no mention of sleeves. I think I will jump down a needle size or two to get a tight-fitting cuff.

In the meantime, I have been working on the next Project That Must Not Be Named. I stalled out on the start because after ten rows it became glaringly obvious that I had twisted my cast on. I managed to get over the first hurdle yesterday evening.

I would love to discuss what’s happening in the texture, how it’s the first project that I have swatched endlessly for, how I still don’t know how I’ll manage the neckline and why… but I won’t. All I’ll say is that it’s one of those nice intermediate knits that isn’t too hard but has enough interest to keep you stitching away. I hope it turns out as nice as it currently looks in my head.

For absolutely no reason at all, in the midst of all my other knitting, I decided I wanted to knit myself a t-shirt. Ireland is the land of the ‘t-shirt and something-else’. Sure, we have our cold snaps, but our mild days are very mild and I would like something pretty to wear on those days. Enter Cotton Fleece that just came into the shop. It’s 80% cotton, 20% merino, you get 197 metres in 100g, so I’m hoping I’ll get a t-shirt out of three skeins at the very most.

It is surprisingly soft and yields a firm fabric on 4mms. I’m going to embroider some lazy daisies across the front in cream, just to give it some detail.

I managed to get through a few repeats on my Bleeding Hearts. It is not the easiest chart to follow, ie, not to be worked while trying to watch something interesting!

That said, I really like the width of it – neither too big nor too small – and I like the level of detail in it. It’s good for train journeys or those times when you just want to sit down and knit.

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