I still haven't finished anything. Plenty of knitting but nothing to show!
Shawls - I'm afraid that the curse of ravelry hit with my Stripe Study shawl. The day that I blogged and put it on ravelry, I frogged it. I just wasn't happy with my border, where I'd had to sort out stitches which had fallen off the needles. And thought that it might look better with the lightes colour nar the border. So I pulled it off the needles. BUT (as per) didn't wind it up. Just started knitting from the bottom up so that the colours were reversed. Oh, and went up a needle size so that I had a longer needle. Needless to say, by Saturday I had the most tangled knot of yarn ever, and spent the day trying to untangle and cutting, magic knotting. Nevertheless I wasn't discouraged, and spent last week reknitting the shawl.
It's a quick knit, jsut garter stitch, and by last Saturday I'd finished the knitting and was ready to cast off.
First attempt - chucked the knitting down mid cast off to make a cup of coffee, piced it up awkwardly and that cast off stitch was pulled out and I subsequently dropped about eight stitches. It took me all afternoon to pick them up (had to frog these back 18 rows!) and resumed casting off.
Lesson not learnt. I threw it back on the floor to cook dinner, same thing happened! On Sunday morning I decied that enough was enough. I liked the reverse colour knitting even less!
I'm still keen on this shawl but need a change of colurs. So I sat outside and went through a coup of vacuum packs. Sunny day = summer knitting, so I've gone for a birght pink as main. Cast on last night, Third time lucky?
Socks - I've found a partial ball of sock yarn. There's a sock leg knitted up... somewhere. As there may not be enough yarn for a pair for MrC I'm knitting these for me, toe up. I'm goihng to have to frog back, becasue I started a heel far too early!
Cardigans - there has been silence on my Summer Tweed cardigan. It's fiished, washed and has been worn, but I'm not happy with it and may frog. The ST feels stringy, despite being washed in the same way as my other ST cardigan, which has softened up. The open fronts are too long and hang down too much. Finally, in blocking I stretched on front too much and it's a good 3" longer! When I'm sitting down in my chari the fronts are bunched up either side, veyr annoying.
BUT I've cast on another cardigan. Another Quick Sand. It's good for limited yardage, and is by far the best open cardigan in aran weight for summer. I'm using Stylecraft Malibar again, in Jade, I'm astounded to discover that this is discontinued! If I ever wanted to knit a baby blanket it's the yarn that I'd use - bright colours, aran weight, soft (cotton and silk blend) wears well and is machine washable. I bought four balls of Jade last month, my first yarn purchase this year!
Spoilt for choice with three wips!