I always like a week where I can see the progress that has been made. This past week has been one of those weeks.
Thank you all for your sweet comments on my finished Herbarium jumper last week. I am delighted with the finished garment and as soon as it’s cool enough for wearing I’ll take some modelled shots.
With Herbarium being cast off I mentioned that I would be getting ready to cast on Grace by Jane Richmond. I swatched earlier in the week with the stated 3.5mm needles and was out a little on both stitch and row gauge. I did debate re-working the numbers to the gauge I had but decided on Friday that this really wasn’t something I wanted to do. I spend my working week taking a lot of notes and working to numbers in my knitwear designs that what I really wanted my personal projects to be was relaxing and as mindless as I could make them, so I re-swatched on 4mm needles and hit both stitch and row gauge spot on. Today I will be casting on Grace and I’m really looking forward to having the next garment on the needles.
My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth socks have seen both heel flaps and heel turns put in, in the contrasting yarn and I’m 3/4 of the way down the foot on one sock. This really is the result of one evenings knitting on Monday after a visit to the dentist and I really wasn’t up to much more than just knitting round and round and round.
My Gráinne shawl is working up just wonderfully, even if I’m saying that myself. But it is just what I envisaged when I picked these colours. The last minute decision to only add the beads to the lace at the start and end of the lace sections is working perfectly adding just another line of colour into the palette. This second section of garter stitch is nearly complete.
So that just leaves me with showing you how the list is looking at the moment.
A Year of Projects, The List, 2017 – 2018
Garment Rail – min 3
Sock Box – min 10
- My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started Jun 25th
Shawl Drawer – min 3
My page of current projects for this YOP year can be found here.
To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 7 or indeed to take part yourself, check out the Ravelry group here.