Not much knitting done, but still, a good start to the year!
1_ Vitamin D cardigan - done!
2) MrC's striped socks. Done!
3) Knitvent Cebin Path Shawl - done!
4) baby cardigan - done!
5) Snowflake - done! Yoke complete but I've hit a snag with the picking up of the provisional cast on. Let's say I cut what I thought was the yarn ball end and it wasn't. It's impossible to just tink back when there's short rows worked in the other direction, so I may have to cut right back and work the short rows downwards. Biggy repair job.
Start and finish
6) Stitchnerds January KAL. Done! It's a hat, but I've yet to blog.
7) more socks for MrC - done! BUT I FORGOT THAT YOU CANNOT KNIT FROM THE CENTRE OF AN OPAL BALL WITHOUT TANGLING! I'm going to have to frog...
Well all done!
Now for February
1) Imitation Games hat
2) Snowflower jumper. It should go quickly, once I've sorted out the unzippped provisional cast on!
Start and finish
3) Stitchnerds February KAL
4-8) Hats! This is for the Stash knit Down February KAL. I think that I said five...
9) More dk socks for MrC
10) Socks for me, from one of the clubs I keep joining (and not knitting!)
11) Maybe another baby thing. Did I mention that I'm going to be a great auntie again? My niece is expecting baby '3 ANY DAY NOW! This will be girl #2.
Eleven things, but some should be quick. Whereas others might be a bit more time consuming. I'm also joining in the SKD group's Mad Dash which starts mid February until the end of March, where I try to knit as much yardage as possible. I just need to set aside some knitting time. I hardly did any this weekend!
Mr C's second pair in this yarn. The first ones were blue and yellow, and these are red and blue. A belated birthday present. Only six weeks late!
I dithered over the heels.
Attempt 1 - heel flap in contrast colour. Didn't like the look of it, without the stripe after finishing the heel flap.
Short rows all looked terrible. I tried my usual way, then the one with yarnovers at the beginnning, rather than wraps and Japanese short rows. I think the yarn is thicker and shows up the wraps a bit too much for me!
Finally decided on an afterthought heel. This way I could see if I had enough yarn left over and knit the heel in the same yarn. And I managed it! It helped that MRC likes very snug narrow socks. Too snug for my fatter legs!
This is a jumper. I tend to knit cardigans, and only have a handfull of jumpers, yet often I wear my cardigans buttoned up. So why not knit a jumper?
The construction so far. Provisionally cast on for the yoke and work upwards to the neck, decreasing (much tidier than increasing for top down). I've cast off the neck band and am ready to unzip that provisional cast on and work the body and sleeves, all plain.
A rather rumpled yoke complete, must get some daylight photos!
The MC is Blue Granite, with CCs Orchid Pink, Cherry, Naked and Duck Egg.
I'm really enjoying Skein Queen's Voluptuous. It makes a wondreful garment. I think it will also make wonderful accessories. Especially as I have some small skeins for a bit of colourwork!
Let's start the week off with a shawl. This is Cabin Path Shawl, one of the Knitvent patterns, and the last one to finish. The stripes aren't just garter stitch - you knit two rows of garter and then when you change to the main colour you knit the stitch two rows below, dropping the stitch above. I found it easier to just slip the stitches on the previous row.
I'd forgotten how much I enjoy a knitted on border.
Lovely pattern, lovely yarn. Oh, and after we took these photos (MrC was rushing off to the boat) I realised that I hadn't sorted out a few loose stitches, where I'd dropped a stitch down and picked it up again, or an errant yarnover, things I usually do after blocking, see how much it evens out in the wash! So please ignore them!!