Still no daylight photos! I thoguht I might get some of the Antler cardigan, but it was still a bit damp. I'd forgotten how long things take to dry at this time of year, before the heating is on.
I finished socks for Mr C for December, but haven;'t darned in the ends. It always surprises me how quickly one can knit a plain sock if you work on it and not leave it in the UFO pile! I think his next pair will be striping socks.
And last night I finished my East Coast Line shawl. A great knit. Plain stocking stitch and an eas border knitted in mosaic stitch. I chickend out of a long seed stitch border though! Did the ws rows as purl! Felted Tweed. Wateru amd Scree. My monitor is showing a slightly more greener Watery thank it really is...
This leaves Mr C's yellow Herbiover, on hold, and an Antler toddler version. I'm still looking for cardigan patterns for the rust Rowan Worsted wool, Maybe I'll cast on this weekend. Really enjoying the cardigan buzz!
... just not an adult one! I enjoyed knitting Antler for my mum (which now has buttons and is drying redy to post to her) and so I've cast on another one, in pink, in size 2-4 years. I need a quick cardigan for a friend's grandaughter. Said friend will be visiting London at the very beginning of November so it needs to be finished by then.
It's Cascade Superwash again (I know the needle size for this tension!) and the first little sleeve is nearly done.
I'm finally at the mosaic section of my shawl. There's just 34 rows of this bit, and I've done eight, so *hopefully* this section will be finished over the weekend. I'm also going to look for antoher cardigan pattern for mum's second cardigan. Can't believe I've gone the whole year without knitting a cardigan and then there'll be two in a row! And I need one too, mine are starting to look a bit ratty!
Not as much knitting done this weekend as I'd have liked (story of my life), especially as it was wet and cold outside!
Mr C's orange socks are progressing. Those pesky heel flaps. I worked them five bleeding times! My fault, kept leavng my knitting on the side and kept pulling needles out of knitting. I'm being very careful now. Will do the gussets this week. Keeping up with my plan to finish them this month.
Herbivore - not going well. I may give up on this shawl. It's in UFO status... not sure why I'm not feeling the love.
Stitchnerds East Coast Line shawl is going well, A few rows here and there, It's the same as on Friday, only bigger. I'm thining of doing a swatch of the mosaic pattern using the three or four contrasting colours to see which I prefer.
Antler cardigan - the knitting was done last weke, but I grafter the underarms and darned in most ends. Jusst buttons and a wash and it's done!
Last night I cast on another Antler! This time it's for a three year old though! I'm using the same yarn and will stick with the same needles. Pink...
I LOVE bottom up seamless knitting, Expecially if it's plain and has the interest in the yoke. It means the boring bits are done and the last bit, just when I'm flagging, is the best but, The only issue I have is when my tension's out, and I have to restart the whole width of the body. Not too bad with mum's Antler, she's several sizes smaller than me and the yarn's knitted at 18sts/4inches.
This week I'm going to work on all four things (excluding Herbivore!). I'm going to block Antler, reach the border of East Line (and possibly have decided on which colour to use), finish the socks (eeeh) and do a good bit on the toddler Antler, Trying hard not to cast anything else on, I've given away a lot of my fingerless mitts and may need to do some quick ones for work, and the call of Christmas knitting is quite loud, I might have to start mum's next cardie!
The first one is for MrC. He insists it's a scarf, not a shawl. He thinks shawls are something you drape around your shoulders, whereas he'll be winding this around his neck.
It's the third Herbivore I've knitted! I'd really like to do another pattern but he loves this shape and the pattern. So here it is.
I very nearly gave up on it when I looked at my sotcking stitch, I couldn't understnad why it was so uneven. the last time I knitted like this I was about seven! then I thought about it. I'm knitting from a sock blank, where the yarn is knitted and then dyed. The yarn's all crinkley! I'm HOPING that this is why my stocking stitch is so wonky! I'll perevere. The colour change is from light yellow to orange. Right up Mr C's street.
The second shawl I've started is my Stitchnerd's October KAL. I've chosen East Coast from her Scotch Knits e-book. It's a semi circular shawl, all stocking stitch until the mosaic border. I'm knitting it in Felted Tweed, Watery. and have yet to decide on the border colour. It will be Scree, Rage or Paisley. I might have to swatch!
This weekend I'm going to try to knit two heel flaps on Mr C's orange socks, work on East Coast, maybe start a quick toddler garment and possibly do a little on Herbivore. That depends on whether Mr C has a day at the boat so I can do secret knitting!