Although I have projects on the needles that desperately need to be finished, I am casting on another. Let me go through everything for you so you get an idea:
- Beatnik - Halfway-ish through the back panel, that’s all I’ve done. Cables are so hard and so many that I need to sit down and dedicate a month to this project alone!!
- Ellington Socks - I think these poor things have been sat unfinished for such a long time! I have one sock done, although I’m not happy with the toe so I will have to go back and fix that. Second one is cast on to the ribbing, but again, fiddly cables mean that I have put it off for a long time (can you see a pattern emerge?!).
- Paper Dolls sweater - I am going to frog this. The fact that I chose Wollmeise to knit it in meant I don’t have enough Natur to finish it, and plus with the MILLION stitches and tiny needles, I lost love for it ages ago.
- Stockholm Scarf - I cast on another of these since I wear the first so much. I’m just being really slow with knitting it. I’m not excited to knit it because I already have one, and made 2 already, although I know I will get a lot of wear out of them! Should be a quick finish if I can spend a few days on it.
So that is a bit of a projects update. Upon finding said box of Wollmeise, I set out to find some patterns for some of it.
I have a skein of Kornblume which I have just caked, I SERIOUSLY need a new balls winder, mine is on the verge of death and is refusing to work properly, they are £35 for a Royal one though, not the crappy one I got off eBay.
Anyways, I digress, 100% Kornblume is going to be a Lady of the Blue Forest lace shawl. It’s been a while since I had to sit down with a chart and properly think about what I am doing. It also uses 1 ball of 100% so I can cross it off my list!
I’m off to make some tea and cast on!
I thought I could finish it tonight…I can’t :(
I’ve been knitting for hours but this border is eating up not only many HOURS, but SO MUCH YARN!!!
I’m meant to be going for 4 inches border…just popping to get my measuring tape…
Noooo…only 3 inches so far! I’ll have to knit another 10 rows before my bind-off. Each row is taking 10+ mins so I will probably need another 2 hours of solid knitting. I’m still not sure which cast off to do yet.
I want to leave this and give my hands a rest, but I want to finish it so I can block and wear it, then start on my next project that I am very excited about!
…by sleep deprivation!
I wholly blame it on the Knit Girllls as well! I don’t know how I have managed to be completely oblivious to their podcast for so long but I have definitely been catching up on them and knitting along. Unfortunately knitting until anywhere between 2 and 6am for the past few nights.
I needed to be at work at 6:30am this morning so you can imagine how wonderful I felt!
I am making good progress on my latest scarf. As you saw from the photo it is indeed garter stitch, which is something I used to loathe, but I am actually quite enjoying it at the moment. I think I am probably 80% through it now and just have the lengthy border to get through after powering through for any hours last night. I am also knitting it in Wollmeise, one is 100% and the other is Twin, but the colours are BEAUTIFUL together! I cannot wait to show you guys!
It has totally kicked my knitting mojo into action again and I have the next scarf planned already and the skein I want to use.
I should also have some time in the next few weeks to sit and enjoy myself a bit after working like a demon for the past 3 months!
I’m still spinning the superwash merino and nylon blend. I have actually only managed one spindle full so far because I am being a bit slow, but I also have 150g to get through this time. I’m plying on the fly again after getting such great results, and I’m really loving the colours so far!
I am finally getting some knitting time, I think it has been about a month since I managed to get a good chunk of time free to relax.
Working on my Paper Dolls sweater, just finished the decreases and about to check how much I need to knit for the waist. The issue is with Wollmeise (typically!) is that I need more yarn in natural 100%.
I will have to post in the In Search Of forum on Ravelry to try and find some more, but my plan for today is basically just to finish knitting this first ball. It should give me a good idea of whether I need to buy another ball, or 2 just to make sure!
Picture of progress will come later, although it is rather boring just plain stockinette.
I am a Wollmeise HOAR!
I have spent FAR too much on wool, I desperately need to sell some things on eBay now to pay for it…oops.
I managed to get a lace in Safran, it’s that sort of yellow like my favourite lace shawl that moths bloody ate, so I am going to make something similar in it to ease up the wear on my first shawl.
Apart from that I got a Twin in Golden Pear, which I have a plan for already, and then a Gemischt bag in 100%…I need to stop now and actually knit up my stash, it’s overgrown my organiser.