WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Short but sweet today.

I’m about to rip the heel out on the second Jules sock for the third time (I didn’t take notes when I did the first heel – bad knitter), so no photo-progress of that.

The Birch stole has had another tier added:

This is what it looks like when it's not all pinned out.
This is what it looks like when it’s not all pinned out.

But the most progress has come on the Honeybee Cardigan:

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Total progress (oof, those sleeves need blocking)

Here’s the maths planning I did to get the lace panels in the right places:

I may have used a calculator (just to double-check my figures, obviously. I still have my pride!)
I may have used a calculator (just to double-check my figures, obviously. I still have my pride!)

Well, that wasn’t very short, was it? Moving on ….

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UFO Tuesday

UFO Tuesday

Well, now I have the lace pattern memorised (the side triangles trip me up sometimes) I’m fair motoring along.

At the start of this UFO week the Birch entrelac stole looked like this:

Seven days ago ...
Seven days ago …

And it now looks like this:

Progress as of Monday night.
Progress as of Monday night.

Bam!
I’m going to keep going on this for another week, see if I can make it to the half way point (finishing the first ball of yarn).

Swings and roundabouts

Swings and roundabouts

Such is the life of a chronic!

I’ve been quietly knitting away on some things and attempting to sew some more things.  I’ve been hanging around online, and generally making a nuisance of myself. I’ve joined my first ever book group!

Right, photos or it didn’t happen!

Proposition entrelac armwarmers in Mean Girls Yarn Club September yarn (wool/bamboo/nylon mix)

No, it really is that colour!

 

I’ve been making slow progress on my mum’s top-down chunky cotton chenille cardigan

Hate the yarn, love the recipient.

 

Oh, how I hate this yarn …

So as an incentive I bought some lovely Aran-weight yarn from an independent dyer based just over the border from me in Yorkshire.

I was looking for some yarn for my Watershed cropped vest and found Wharfdale Woolworks on Folksy.

Aran-weight wool in September Song colourway

 

Rubbish photos, but I think you get the idea!

I’ve made an accidental modification to Watershed which I’ll talk about in the FO post but, as Tim Gunn would say, I’m making it work!

No promises as to next post schedule but let’s just say I hope it will be sooner rather than later?!