Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday: Finally finished something!

Never got around to taking photos of my knitting last week, so I've got a not just one but TWO finished objects to show off this week!

This past weekend I finished both the "Path to Wonderland" testknit and the "Penstripes" scarf for Dad - weaved in ends and all. Still not quite sure what I think of the colour combination of the shawl (although it's definitely growing on me... I think I like it :) ), but LOVE how Penstripes turned out :) I see Dad on Friday, so will try to remember to bring it for him then.
(Both are still blocking, so this is the best shot I could get of both for now. I hope to get day-light photos soon though)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WIP Wednesday - So, I cast off a bajillion stitches!

Same two things on my needles as last week. I haven't even touched anything else, but am dividing my time fairly evenly between the two.

The weekend was spent mostly on the Path to Wonderland shawl to get a decent chunk done on that for the test-knit. I'm still not entirely sure about the colours, but it's certainly going to be very vibrant! The red of the background played havoc with the camera's settings though - it's more green in real life.

I put down the test-knit Sunday evening and picked the Penstrip scarf back up, as I want to make sure it's done in time for Dad to use this winter. I spent last night in front of the TV and got all the horizontal stripes done! Took forever to cast off all those stitches, but now I just have a mere 20cm left to do in each end and I'm DONE! If I'm diligent, I might even finish by next week :-D

Thursday, February 2, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Yet another shawl

I'm really bad at remembering to take photos at the moment, so once again you get WIP Wednesday on a Thursday.

Dad's scarf is coming along nicely :) I reached the 180cm over the weekend, and got to pick up somewhere between 480-500 stitches (I didn't count, but with 2-3 sts per cm it seems like a fair estimate) so I could start the loooooong stripes along the length of the scarf. Each row takes about 15-20 minutes to knit, so this part may take almost as long as the first part did! I need to tighten it up a bit though - I picked up just slightly too many stitches, but have come to far to rip it back out again, so I'm going to decrease a bit over the next row to even it out a bit.
The photo is darker than I would have liked, but I didn't fully realize that until it came to upload here. Oh well.

I haven't touched my butterfly shawl at all, because I came across a testknit last week that I just HAD to sign up for. It's an awesome two-colour shawl with a fun spiral construction and it took me about an HOUR last Wednesday to pick out a colour combination, as I have so many awesome hand-dyed yarns that would be perfect for it ;) The combination I ended up picking is VERY loud, but I think I'll love it :) Besides, yarn as colourful as this contrast colour almost HAS to be used for a scarf ;)
I haven't come quite as far as I would like, as I'm prioritizing Dad's shawl, but I'm greatly enjoying the process.