All Knitting! I have been doing that, even a lot, but I haven’t finished anything because I’m very scattered in my knitting right now. I have so many projects going at once. I did finish a sweater I started months ago. I made the body, but wanted to do something creative on the front. I’ve made several of these great little cardigans from the book, Special Knits, by Debbie Bliss. While I do like the ribbed front that is in the pattern, since I’ve made so many I decided to mix it up a bit.
I picked up the stitches on the front, as I was supposed to. Then 3 rows of Stockette. Next knit row increase 1 stitch in each stitch. 10 rows of stockinette decreasing a stitch on each end. This creates a rounded edge instead of an awkward pointy flare that will naturally happen with this technique. Bind off on a knit row.
I also made i-cords to sew on the front for a closure. I like it, and am glad I tried something different.
It’s made with the Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton, Naturally Dyed. It’s very soft and I love working with the yarn.
Not finished, but I’ll show you anyway.
Another Tangelo, this time in Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Dyed Cotton. I love this yarn and knit on the 9’s to get the gauge I need it’s so soft it’s amazing. I really like the color, first of all because it’s a color, and not black (which is a standby for me that I’m getting quite sick of), but it’s also a deeper tone so it should be flattering for the chubby gal I am.
This pattern is fun, and I think it’s worth it, but the ribbing is kind of a pain. it changes several times, but like I said, the look is worth the work, and when all is going smoothly it is fun to knit. This is skein 1 of this project.
The French Market bag is coming along. I actually worked on it while driving the other day…did I just admit that? I hope my parents don’t read that.
Finally, I’m working on a sweater for the baby. My mom is make the same sweater with luscious Jo Sharp silk/wool blend I posted pics of a few days ago. The pattern had a little more to it then I originally though, so I figured it I did it at the same time I could stay a couple steps ahead of her so I could help her. So the baby will have two sweaters one from Grammy and one from Mommy, knit simultaneously. I think that’s pretty cool. I’m using the same Malabrigo Worsted Merino Wool that I’m using for the body of my French Market Bag. I love this color and this yarn!! I worked on this sweater yesterday while standing in the field, next to the manure pile, while the guy on the tractor loaded the truck. Never waste a minute you could be knitting!