As I've mentioned countless times before, I do most of my knitting at weekends. During the week I'm lucky to get in an hour each day, and that has to be mindless.
Last weekend was a complete waste of knitting time.
I didn't get MrC to try on the socks which looked far too small unti lI was pas the heel of the second sock. Still, I was shocked when he said they were no good! Frogged.
I then wasted an entire Saturday looking on ravelry for cardigan patterns. My plan involved the cone of Cashmerino Aran. Not really my colour, but as it was newly discovered stash it had my full attention.
I wanted a simple, seamless, top down aran weight cardigan. Once I'd narrowed it down to about ten I then had to look at the projects and yarns used. Jut before bed I had another look at this cashmerion aran cone. Thought it looked a bit thin! Cast on and knitted a tiny tension square. Not convinced it's aran!
Woke up on Sunday and dug out some Debbie Bliss cashmerino for comparison. yes, that's thicker! Rather than start on ravelry again, I picked up the other cone of '100% Merino Aran' i a much brighter colour and cast on. I'm not convinced that this is aran, either, but it's a bit thicker than the so-called Cashmerin Aran!
I'm knitting a pattern called Crosscountry, by Alicia Plum. I've knitted one of her designs before, Sandshore, and this is remarkably similar. Raglan shaping, a patterned panel down the back, with a horizonatal panel around the body.
As it's scrunched up on the needles I haven't measureed it properly, and it's looking a little snug. I know my row tension is out and I'm having to add a few rows here and there, but as it's an open cardigan I'm not worred about it being a little narrower than I am :)
There are three FOs washed, blocked and ends darned in waiting for their photo call. A pair of socks for MrC, Adama cowl abd Effortless cardigan. I may well have to resort to bringing these into work to get daylight photos!