WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Well, after a short absence due to holiday and then recovery-from-holiday this is going to be a brief update.

I’ve been pottering along on the Honeybee Cardigan:

Wow, that will really need a good wash and block!
Wow, that will really need a good wash and block!

As you can see I’m well into the yoke now, so all that remains is to finish that, work the neck and button bands and make the pockets. “That’s all“, she says!

There has been a corresponding lack of progress on everything else, of course, so all I have to show are these couple of rows on the Advent Stole:

A tricky lace pattern makes for very slow going.
A tricky lace pattern makes for very slow going.

And that is all for now!

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WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Leading off with the most progress in the past 7 days is the Honeybee Cardigan:

As of 8th April 2015. Pocket opening.
As of 8th April 2015. Pocket opening.

And a better look at the 3 lace panels in the centre back:

It helps now I've memorised the lace pattern!
It helps now I’ve memorised the lace pattern!

The Birch Stole plods on (although it’s now getting tricky to photograph it all):

Progress on the Birch Stole is steady.
Progress on the Birch Stole is steady.

Look at the size of the remaining yarn to get an idea of how much I’ve done since last week.

And I managed 4 rows on the Advent Calendar Stole last night (there’s an awful 3-into-9 increase that slowed me right down):

Row counter provides "proof" of the 4 rows I've completed!
Row counter provides “proof” of the 4 rows I’ve completed!
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 ….

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Since you saw the progress on the Birch stole yesterday, it’s omitted here.
The sleeves of the Honeybee cardigan are coming along nicely:

Sleeve 1 done and sleeve 2 underway
Sleeve 1 done and sleeve 2 underway

And I’m about to have a second attempt at turning the heel on the second Jules socks:

1st sock done and 2nd sock up to the heel.
1st sock done and 2nd sock done up to the heel.
WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

The Duotone Cowl is doneski, so look out for that on an FO Friday soon.

My two main WIPs are the Jules socks for my dad

First sock done and second one started
First sock done and second one started

and the Honeybee Cardigan for my mum

1st sleeve in progress - I've modified it to be from the wrist, not the elbow as in the pattern.
1st sleeve in progress – I’ve modified it to be from the wrist, not the elbow as in the pattern.

No progress on the Birch entrelac stole, so no photo needed!