Music Monday: Hot Chip

Music Monday: Hot Chip

 

The joy of repetition really is in you.

Like this i-cord cast off for the Exploration Station shawl.

Although it does make a lovely cast off edge.
Although it does make a lovely cast off edge.

“k2, k2tog tbl,  slip 3 sts back to LH needle” rep ad nauseum.

UFO Tuesday?

UFO Tuesday?

I’ve come to the conclusion, after tripping over yet another half-finished project that should be in the WIP Ottaman, that I have too many UnFinished Objects.

The plan is to shame myself into working on them by picking one UFO per week and working on it for 7 days, then switching to another UFO. I’m hoping that this technique will stop me from getting bored (a perennial problem). We shall see…

This week’s project hasn’t been a UFO for very long, but it still counts! It’s the Stephen West 2014 mystery shawl, Exploration Station.

I worked on it a little last night, so here’s where it is as of 11 am-ish today.

stephen west mkal2014 WIP5

I’m going to alternate the UFO of the Week with any WIP (Works in Progress). Again, in theory!

Baby’s First Brioche

Baby’s First Brioche

stephen west mkal2014 WIP2

This is, in nearly 13 years of knitting, the first time I’ve done the brioche stitch. I haven’t been avoiding it, I’ve just never come across it before, or had any great desire to try it out.
So far, so good. I might be a convert. You have been warned!

All the ingredients

All the ingredients

for a hot Saturday night!

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Note the heavy use of highlighters on the pattern.

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Some pun about hands

Some pun about hands

Much tired. Very lacking in the pun department today. Not like me, is it?

Anyway. Progress has been made on the mystery mittens (from Torirot over on Ravelry).

Torirot mystery mitten; showing the stranded on the inside. Clues 2 and 3 completed.
Torirot mystery mitten; showing the stranding on the inside. Clues 2 and 3 completed.

Clues 2 and 3 have been completed.

Torirot mystery mitten; back of hand. Clues 2 and 3 completed.
Torirot mystery mitten; back of hand. Clues 2 and 3 completed.

In case you can’t make it out, the back of the hand looks like a girl standing next to a windmill. I think. I haven’t checked if that’s what it’s supposed to be!

Torirot mystery mitten; palm. Clues 2 and 3 completed.
Torirot mystery mitten; palm. Clues 2 and 3 completed.

The white/cream yarn I’m using is my own hand-spun Bluefaced Leicester singles, so it’s a bit uneven in places.

I’m rather shocked I’ve managed to keep up (so far) but I love colourwork knitting because every row is different and I’m always looking forward to seeing what’s next!