Both the right side and the wrong are are gorgeous. I’m very happy with the unintended rustic look that is emerging.
Category Archives: WIPs
My very first Fairisle attempt and I’m doing it with a shiny, splitty yarn that has zero animal fibre content. I’m also altering the pattern, albeit in a minor way, but nonetheless, deviating from a pattern causes me so much anxiety I get sweaty palms, a faster pulse and a huge sense of foreboding. I am not artistic in the least.
It is made out of Moda Vera Bamboo/Cotton. The above photo is a closer representation of the colours than the picture below. It is a strong purple with softish lime-green cats.
Although the yarn is quite splitty, it is wonderfully soft and has an amazing drape. It is also deceptively heavy. I would use this yarn again, but while the splitiness is very annoying, the end product is beautiful.
I just have to retrieve the project, knit the sleeves and hope I haven’t put on too mu weight since I first began it, over 3 years ago.
May I present to you my favourite cardigan in-the-making – Central Park Hoodie! Made form Bendigo Woollen Mills Rustic 12ply in the Red Tweed colour – not the softest yarn but there is absolutely no pilling and this cardigan is going to last forever. So far, the vast majority of knitting my CPH has been completed while watching Battlestar Galactica - I knit faster during the action scenes. It is very pretty and an addictive pattern but I haven’t worked on it for a few months. It was also the very first thing I knit with my Knit Picks Options Nickel Plated Deluxe set. These needles have been the best knitting accessory I have EVER bought. I highly recommend them.
Isn’t the yarn pretty? I am very happy with my CPH so far.
Update: I made a mistake with the cables on the left-hand side and have to frog back a significant amount. My CPH has been sitting in my time-out bag for 2 & 1/2 years…
I have been crafting away for the last week or so but because it is for a Harry Potter swap I can’t show you or even tell you what I have been/am making. I have really enjoyed the brain-storming part of this swap as well as starting to make something that required me to learn quite a few new skills. I am quite proud of what I have been/am making and really want to show off my FOs and WIPs…
I have written this rather boring and uninformative post just because I didn’t want my blog to lie fallow for too long.
I knit and I knit and I knit and I knit (and occassionally unknit) but I just don’t seem to be getting anywhere with my Calista’s McQueen Knock-Off! This sweater is going to take me forever and I have started to get a roaming eye… maybe I should do a Rusted Root instead, or maybe a Molly Ringwald, or even start on my Rogue…
I knit the half of the front of Knitscene’s Tweedy Vest with my non-tweedy Bendigo Woollen Mills Aran yarn in Woodrose and hated it. Rip, rip. Scrap that. The yarn is not suited to the vest at all. But it would make a fantastic Rogue.
So I cast on for Calista’s McQueen Knock-Off instead, as pictured below. I am really enjoying working with the Bendigo Woollen Mills Alpaca because my hands aren’t allergic to animal fibres – just the rest of me is. I plan to wear this with a long-sleeved singlet underneath.
I think I may have put on too much weight for this to fit me when I finish it, a fact which has kinda disheartened me and does not make for fast knitting. But I still think it will look wonderful when it is finished. That is the finished back of the garment that you can see stuffed into the kangaroo pocket on the front.