Wednesday, October 17, 2012
How much is too much?
I cast on the lace shawl. After reading the pattern for Rue, I felt in over my head. I signed up for a lace knitting class by Laura Nelkin at craftsy.com, and am knitting Clarus. At the moment, I feel very confident. Since putting in a life line, I have not had to go back even once, isn't it ironic? Just knowing that it would not be the end of the world if I made a mistake, has made it possible for me to focus on what I should do, just row for row. The Sparrow Linen yarn is beautiful, even if it feels like rope. They say washing will render it "handkerchief soft".
This is just a gauge swatch for the Abigail Cardi, that I want to knit for a friend, and for myself, if all works out well.
It is in Stroll Tonal, I love the colors. As you will soon see, I will have to wait a while before I cast on, I do not have enough needles free...
This was a mistake. Some yarn was left over after I finished the Basketball Jersey, and then I cast on a Henley Sweater, adapted to be a cardigan, for Christian. I did not knit a gauge swatch, so the sweater on the left will be Jean's, and I had to start again with the sweater on the right, for Christian. And then I had to buy some more yarn, of course...
In the mean time, Halloween is upon us, and while I sympathize completely with those who do not want to participate, we do. 'Cause I get to knit Chain Maille for three boys. If all goes according to plan, I will also crochet helmets. Ha. (What? I have two weeks, I can easily manage that.)
And then there is my bright honey cowl that is a nightmare to photograph.
How wide do I want it? They say you should use two whole skeins, but then, they sell the skeins...
The Linden Caps. (The title is plural, which is a bit confusing. It is only one hat.) I have a feeling that I am going to run out of yarn. And if I buy one more skein, then there will be left over, and it might be enough for a beanie, and then it might be just not enough, and I will have to buy one more - so maybe I should just save on shipping and buy three? I love the pattern and the yarn, it is a beautiful hat.
And of course, the Park Street Cardi. I am done with the lower part of the body - it is knit from the bottom up - and the right front panel. I had to sit down and make notes to stay on track, but even the short rows worked out fine. This has to be perfect, I am taking my time, and so far I have not made one mistake. I think. Considering that you have to slip every first stitch purl-wise, that is more impressive than lace knitting!
Thank you for not asking about the reading. Clearly, I am not reading at the moment. Now I will knit one sleeve while I look at all the different projects linked to Ginny's Yarn Along, where I am sure to find some with even more hay on their forks!