Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Week 44

Last week, Jordan sent me an email asking me if I could pleeeeeeease knit/crochet a pig for him... apparently in his and his sisters' mind, auntie Ria can crochet anything! What's a doting auntie to do? Fortunately Ravelry had a ton of free pig patterns, so I quickly found one that suited both of us and got working. Two days later I'd finished the pig and was actually really chuffed with how it turned out!
... that same evening Jordan sent me another message, asking me if I had time to finish another one by the time we'd see each other the following day... see above re. auntie can do anything. This time I had to let him down though. Perhaps I could have managed, but it'd be a struggle, so I promised to make him one for his next visit instead.

Thursday I was out with some colleagues for a work event, and as we started the evening off at a cocktail bar, I thought it was the perfect chance to get some work done on my current pair of socks. Alas, I didn't think to count the stitches before starting, and thus didn't realize that I hadn't yet finished all the increases for the foot, but just started knitting straight... it wasn't until I picked it back up again two days later that I realized the sock was looking awfully small, and realized I was missing 4 stitches!

Last night I swatched for a cardigan for Peter, my brother-in-law. He asked for a black hoodie made out of thin yarn. Unfortunately Ravelry was very thin on patterns for cardigans for males that fit those parameters, so I found one for females instead that (otherwise) fit the bill nicely, and will adapt it to be unisex. As far as I can see, I just need to add a bit of extra ease and drop the waste-shaping, and it'll be fine. Peter approved of it, anyway. I'm looking forward to getting started... even if I am fully expecting the miles and miles of stockinette to get boring after awhile. Like I wrote on Instagram - that's how much I love my BIL 😉

Finally, I've been working on my Chromatic pullover. It's a bit slow going, but I love the way it's turning out, so I don't mind too much. Another 15 stripes or so, and the body should be finished... unless I decide to add on a bit more length... I think I'll try it on again in 15 stripes' time and decide then.

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