Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shawl Update

It seems to be taking so long but it is growing. I manage to work for an hour on it on weekdays, if I am lucky.  Just about to finish the first repeat of the repeat section at this point:
 I am also working on a cardigan but it is no more than a pile of plain stockinette stitch at this point. SO a picture will have to wait till its finished.

Friday, October 15, 2010


My daughter had a embroidered top which was right-sized except for the length. It was too short to be wearable. So I decided to upcycle it with some cotton fabric that I had.
Basically, I sewed up a skirt and stitched it to the top. I think that made it into a very wearable casual dress.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cubist Socks

So I managed to have a finished project this week, even if it is a pair of socks. These are my Cubist Socks in Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted (Make believe).

There are a couple of errors in the pattern, nothing crucial though. Firstly, the cuff chart is mistakenly mentioned as cable chart in the instructions. Secondly, after heel turning the st count is 66 not 72 as written. Even with these error, the socks were smooth sailing knitting experience once I had determined the right needle size for my feet. (The pattern does not have a lot of give, remember). And I love the FO.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Beginning of a Shawl

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am working on multiple projects thanks to a recent spate of cast-on-itis. One of these is the Rose Trellis Shawl. I am still at the first chart but the pattern is already taking form.