FO Friday: Tea Cosy take 2

FO Friday: Tea Cosy take 2

Pattern: The imaginatively named “Tea Cosy” by Lily/Yarnspirations.

Yarn and needles: Worsted-weight cotton. 50 g of Peaches & Creme (blue) and 26 g of Sugar ‘n’ Cream (blue ombre). 5 mm straight bamboo needles.

Dates: 14th – 19th April 2015

Notes/mods:

  • Knew/thought I wouldn’t have enough of the solid to make this so added the ombre Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn.
  • 2 row stripes, with colour changing on the WS.
  • Due to a user-error, I made the top in one colour, but I rather like it.
  • It’s a little roomy on my tea pot, but that does make it easier to take on and off!
  • Really quick knit and could have been made in a day or two but this yarn hurts my hands so I spaced the knitting out over several days.
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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:

honeybee_wip_01Apr2015
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 ….

UFO Tuesday

UFO Tuesday

First, a quick refresh of the memory.
Here’s where I started with the Birch stole two weeks ago:

14 days ago ...
14 days ago …

And here’s where I’m up to now:

Birch entrelac stole, almost at the half way point.
Birch entrelac stole, almost at the half way point.

I’m going to go ahead and add this to my WIP pile since I have now memorised the lace pattern (and almost memorised the side triangles).

So, I now have a vacancy in the “UFO slot”. Please welcome the Iznik I Heart You shawl:

I Heart Iznik shawl status as of 31st March 2015
Iznik, I Heart You shawl status as of 31st March 2015. Terrible photo.

Terrible photo, but you get the idea! It’s lace knitting with beads so it is not TV-knitting. This is “Sitting bolt upright in a chair with good lighting and maybe a podcast on but absolutely no TV” knitting.  Hence the UFO status!

We shall see whether the next 7 days can add to my progress on this potentially-lovely piece of knitting…

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.
FO Friday: Swartbos waistcoat

FO Friday: Swartbos waistcoat

Swartbos/Rooibos is finally finished!
Swartbos/Rooibos is finally finished!

Pattern: Rooibos by Amy M. Swenson

Yarn/needles:

Wendy Mood Chunky. 50/50 pure merino wool/acrylic. 140 m per 100g ball, 5 balls used

7 mm and 6 mm circular needles

Love the ribbing on the back to draw in the waist.
Love the ribbing on the back to draw in the waist.

Size: L (finished chest measurement 44″ – see notes)

Dates: 12th May 2011 – 11th Feb 2015

My camera did not like photographing black on a slightly dull day.
My camera did not like photographing black on a slightly dull day.

Notes/Mods:

Hmm... buttons...
Hmm… buttons…
  • Hood retained from a project (Weekend Sweater) that I wisely abandoned and frogged before I finished it.
  • Added buttons and buttonholes.
  • From the photos on knitty this is intended to be an open-fronted waistcoat but I tend not to use/wear things I can’t fasten (the exception being my Vitamin C cardigan). As an open-front it probably would fit a 44″ bust.
  • I  (heavens) crocheted three loops to the waistcoat so I can button the hood on. The buttons on the hood match those on the waistcoat.
Crocheted loop for attaching the hood.
Crocheted loop for attaching the hood.