I wish someone would come up with a great blog title generator. It's the part I dislike the most!
I think the coffee morning at Peter Jones has worked wonders for me, as I've finished the main pieces of the diagonally knitted modular waistcoat,
started in May.
Good news: I didn't run out of the paler Iris colour.
Bad news: I am running out of the tagliatelle (and can't remember which bloody shade it is!). If you look at the front, you can see modular triangles at the bottom of each piece; I might frog the back triangles and replace them with Isis yarn, then use this tagliatelle for the side bits. I'll leave it a day or two before deciding.
I've finished the shrug. I don't like it! It needs blocking though, so I will try it on again and see if I like it better. I keep trying to pull it closed. You know how when you're a child wearing an unbuttoned cardigand and it's hanging off your shoulders? The exact same annoying feeling, I'm afraid! The one skein wonder is fine, as it's more fitted and won't fall off. If I don't like it, it will go into the Christmas pile!
And... this is coming along well.
This is the Karaoke from Get Knitted. Very like noro, just a tad lighter and softer. And this is variegated, though the shades are mainly solid colours, with the variegated ones quite subtle (this is probably the most diverse).
As you can see, I'm not using markers for the stitches to be dropped, but relying on my eyes to spot the twisted stitches, which you can see fairly clearly in this photo.
This is my commuting knitting, so should go fairly quickly. Stay tuned!