Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Week 33

A finished item, at long last!

I finished Nina's cardigan :-) It is currently blocking and then I just need to sew in the buttons, so done in plenty of time for both Stashdash (finishes Sunday) and for when I see her next (next Thursday - eeeeeee!!!!)

I think it should fit her alright. It's a bit tight on me, but she's slimmer than I am so that should work out fine. Besides, that we pre-blocking, and I've yet to knit anything that didn't grow during blocking ;-)

The pattern is Vanadiym by Lisa Mutch with the cat from the Professor McGonagall blanket by Kristen Fanning. The yarn is CottonBaby from Gepard Garn. I'm not usually a fan of cotton as I find it too tightly spun to be all that soft, but this was definitely the exception that proved the rule. Lovely soft and pleasant to work with - didn't hurt my hands at all! I'll definitely want to knit something for myself in this yarn at some point!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Week 32

Can't believe I forgot to post yesterday! That's what I get for taking the day off work - I forget which day of the week it is ;-)

Nina's cardigan is coming along swimmingly. I've finished the cat and am well on my way to finishing the body. After that the sleeves should be a breeze as they're knit in the round with no colourwork :-D
It's my goal to finish by August 20th so I can count the yardage for stashdash... let's see if that happens :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Week 31

I've been knitting on the exact same two things as last week, so they have both seen quite a bit of progress.

Niebling sock status - I'm now half-way through sock 4. 2.5 to go.... plus heels. Doesn't look all that much different from last week though, so no picture this time.

I had a bit of a wibble regarding Nina's cardigan over the weekend. It looked SO SMALL! It fit the measurements she'd given me, but still... A few more text messages back and forth to get new measurements and a comparison with the dress-form she left in my care later and I decided to just trust the maths. Gauge is a lying liar who lies though - my swatch gauge was 22sts/10cm, but in the cardigan it's 25sts/10cm!! So I've had to redo all my numbers.... which of course only added to the wibble. I think it's okay though... my knitting always stretches during blocking, so it should be fine.... at least I've convinced myself enough that I've decided to knit on and am now working on the cat! :)

Depending on how much the cat takes up I'll definitely need more of the light green though!