Seriously. It's the latter half of the year and I hardly have any FOs!!! Yikes. So many things knitted and frogged. I'm determined to get a move on this month and DO SOME KNITTING.
I have three WIPs. I started a cowl yesterday, and had managed to cast on, join into the round and knit a few rows of ribbing, until MrC came home, when I started droping stitches, wrapping the working yarn (somehow) around the circular. It appears I can't knit and talk, knit and jump up to do cooking. Frogged, Not much actual knitting done, more time wasted.
My three WIPs:
- Plain socks, in old stashed sock yarn. So far, so good. I've knitted the leg, the heel and am now set for the foot. That was Saturday afternoon's knitting.
- * Stripe Study shawl, Third shawl. Really, I've knitted this one three times right up to the border, twice to cast off. I like ht pattern, very relaxing. This has been my go-to knitting, when I've been tired -or had that extra glass of wine or G&T, There are mistakes, when I've dropped a stitch and can't be tbothered to pick it up in garter. I'm on the border, It's a good bit of knitting and it's been languishing whilst we have hot weather, I just don't fancy knitting with hairy yarn! All set up for a cooler day!
- * Hamlin Peak cardigan. My second cardigan. Rember the first attempt in Summer Tweed? Where I managed to stretch one front more than the other? MrC washed and stretched out the other side, tumble dried it to soften it out. I (quickly, in this heat) tired it on and it's fairly even each side, but it hasn't softened up as much as I would have liked. It's also got a lot of postitive ease. Thre fronts are too long for me. But I can at least wear it now. When the wether cools I'll try to get some photos.Number two is knitted in RYC Cotton Jeans. I want a smaller cardigan, to wer with maxi dresses, 3/4 s;eeves amd shorter fronts, which don't hang down as low. I'm not bothered about it meeting in the middle, so I've gone for two sizes down from what I'd knit. It's small, exactly what I want, First sleeve knitted and second on the needles.
I'm hoping to get this finished by the end of the week, Not sure when I'll wear it with this heatwave!