As I mentioned yesterday, I lsot a bit of time browsing ravelry ove rthe weekend!
Not for the first new WIP. It's a hot water bottle cover for MrC. He's been hassling me for a few weeks now. he has a cover on his hot water bottle over at the boat and wants one for the one in the flat. He says it's too hot for his feet, I don't know why he doesn't use hot tap water but still,m a knitting request is a nknitting request.
I'm making it up as I go , I used Judy's Magic Cast On t create a closed cast on and increased every other row at each edge until it was wide enough. When I reach the top I'll decrease nad knit a ribbed neck bit, I think. I'm using some merino DK and striping so it's not too boring. Mindless enough to knit on when I'm dozing!
I've been thinking about cardigans, now that the weather's cooler. In the Spring I had a bit of a cardigan clear out and need a few more!
Ravelry is great for stuff like this, but what a black hole! I keep searches saved for various designers and for cardigans, so I only have to tweek the searches, but it still takes FOREVER to decide, Then it's Pattern Pages, Projects and yarn used. It helps a lot when designers have very detailed notes and lots of informative tags!
Peasy and the woolly sportweight I'd chosen didn't work out. When I came to cat on I didn't fancy that yarn and colour with this pattern,
I've cast on another Heidi Kirrmeier pattern! Storm Mountain, It's another open cardigan, and looks a lot like Citamin D but in DK weight. I'm even using the recommended yarn, Felted Tweed! The colour's Paisley, not a favourite colour, but it's in stash and I have plenty.
Now this onr starts off with the collar - but a very wide collar, which looks to me as if it extends to the start of the 'waterfall' front shaping. The edges of the fronts are worked as you knit, with a slipped stitch edging which I'm findiing quite fiddly. Not something which I can carry around.
I'm not sure that I'm over cardigans, just because I've cast one on! Maybe I souod just cast on a few Christmassy things, like mitts, or cowls, or hats??