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!

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!

Music Monday: Start Me Up

Music Monday: Start Me Up

Over the weekend I started two new projects; one to replace my “TV Knitting” Duotone Cowl and I’ve finally cast on for my mum’s Honeybee Cardigan.

Jules socks by Kate Blackburn, for my dad:

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Sleeve number one of the Honeybee cardigan:

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So, today’s musical accompaniment is provided by The Rolling Stones.

Music Monday: Royal Blood (and a swatch) edition

Music Monday: Royal Blood (and a swatch) edition

TURN IT UP TO 11!!!!!

I’m on one of my semi-annual METAL phases and I love, love, love Royal Blood. I’ve listened to their self-titled d├ębut album 4 times since I bought it last week (possibly 5 times when this post is published).

Over the weekend I swatched for a new project; a summer-weight cardigan for my mum. Which she requested! I’m glad I was sitting down when she asked! I normally just say “Would you like me to knit you something?” and she’ll say yes or no, but a request is new!

I chose the Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau partly because I’ve owned the pattern for years, intending to make one for myself. I’ll be modifying it (obviously) by doing stocking stitch panels at the sides and adding pockets.

Honeybee Cardigan swatch in Patons Cotton 4ply
Ooooh, look at that lace!
Practice buttonholes to the left.

As you can see from the swatch I’m also doing the ribbing/welts in a contrast colour (both colours picked out by my mum).

The yarn is Patons UK 100% Cotton 4ply, a lovely mercerised cotton.