September 29, 2010

Actual knitting content!

Filed under:Cardigans,Cycling,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 20:25

Knitting has been slow these days as a lot of my knitting time has been replaced by cycling or reading for my thesis (riveting. I swear.), but the knitting I have been getting done has been lovely. I am working almost exclusively on Peasy – that’s a Ravelry link, it doesn’t seem to be available elsewhere.

It is really quite a simple knit, with concentration only required for the patterned bib. Worked from the top down, this is completed quickly and one can be immersed in (or be drowned by) the fields of stocking stitch that follow. I happily choose the former…

I didn’t like how my first garter hem turned out. It was very floppy and it kept turning up. So I ripped it out and changed from 3.5mm needles down to 3mm. I also worked a 10% decrease across my last right side row to prevent that flipping up. It seems to have worked.

I am on to the sleeves now and loving every stitch of it. The yarn, Harrisville Tweed, is surprisingly soft in the hand and smells divine. Maybe it is the lanolin? Either way, I love picking it up, even if it’s just for a row or two.

There have been a few requests to see Bertha for real so here’s a live action shot of her happily grazing. Check out the full set right here. For my own interest, I have been keeping a running total of potential bus fare saved and distance pedalled: €19 and 54km! 54! I never thought I’d be able to cycle that sort of distance.

Is it just me or was the light lovely today? I love this time of year!



  1. Love that colour pink, and Bertha is looking very well!

    Comment by sheknitupthat — September 29, 2010 @ 20:34

  2. That top will look fabulous on you, well done on not drowning in miles of stockinette… and bertha, wow, she’s fabulous.

    Comment by julie — September 30, 2010 @ 09:44

  3. Love the top. That yarn looks delicious! Sometimes stocking stitch is perfect when you’ve other things going on, it’s so instinctive & soothing.
    Great pic of Bertha too, she’s quite the model!

    Comment by Sinéad — September 30, 2010 @ 10:17

  4. Bertha earns yarn money! Go Bertha!

    Comment by nic — September 30, 2010 @ 10:37

  5. Great photo of Bertha. And Peasy’s a gorgeous color.

    Comment by Jakki Mitch — September 30, 2010 @ 12:37

  6. That sweater is looking amazing!! The yarn looks gorgeous. And how cute is your bike?!

    Comment by Julie — September 30, 2010 @ 15:20

  7. Your bike is rocking. I love the basket and the flowers. Knitting is not bad either…

    Comment by Bionic Laura — October 2, 2010 @ 19:58

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