Oh look a flurry of blog posts.. 3 in 2 days? What is the world coming to? 😉 Anyway, I think I have a mild case of what I’ve seen termed as Knitter’s ADD, in laymen’s terms, I have more than one project on the go, I have 4. Which while not terrible is a fair amount.
Laminaria – (Pattern link) Haven’t touched this for the last few weeks, firstly because its quite time consuming doing a row now that its getting bigger, and secondly it was causing my hands to hurt slightly, and as the next row is one where I have to increase 3 stitches to 9… well not quite looking forward to it.
Bottoms Up – (Its in Yarn Forward #1 and by the looks of it is also now a free download on Ravelry) Actually I’m further on this than that picture suggests, I should really update the picture, I’m almost at the bit where I split to do the front and back. I think this may be sort of hibernating, knitting on 4 ply on small needles takes ages! I’ve also knitted the last section a lot longer than the pattern says. In fact I’ve knitted each section longer, and it’s still not quite long enough for me to split for the arm holes, I need to try it on again really to see, but all that putting stitches on to holder, trying it on, putting stitches back onto needles is time consuming.
DROPS 105-2 – (Pattern link) The new project I started a few days ago, a MUCH quicker to knit than Bottoms Up (well it IS double knit yarn on size 4 needles!). The colour is quite yummy, I’m just hoping that a) I have enough yarn, (not quite sure 950yards will be enough!) and b) that it fits, it seems a little small at the moment, but then it should relax a bit when blocked.. I hope. I really should have done a swatch to make sure, but because I was worried I wouldn’t have enough yarn I have just blindly cast on and will hope! I think once I’ve joined the front and back piece I’ll be better able to judge.
Lace Leaf Scarf – (Free PDF download from Ravelry) No pictures of this because I have yet to enter this into Ravelry because I’m not sure how far through it I am. I’m using the pattern to use up my left over Malabrigo yarn from my Juno Regina Stole. (Huh I don’t seem to have posted a picture of the final blocked stole.. I shall do so at the end of this post ;)) Anyway I’m not sure how long this scarf is going to be.. I have what I *think* is about half a skein of Malabrigo and the patter recommends a whole skein.. so.. we’ll see!
And heres my mum’s Juno Regina in all its glory. 🙂