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!
UFO Tuesday

UFO Tuesday

Spelled correctly this week! (oops)

So, here’s last week’s UFO project, the Iznik, I Heart You shawl 7 days ago:

I Heart Iznik shawl status as of 31st March 2015
I Heart Iznik shawl status as of 31st March 2015

And here’s the progress I’ve made (colour is more accurate in this photo than last week’s)

Pinned out one half to show the patterning slightly better. As of 7th April 2015.
I’ve pinned out one half to show the patterning slightly better. As of 7th April 2015.

Closer shot of the number of rows I’ve done, as indicated by the blue stitch marker:

Stitch marker indicates where I started last week.
Stitch marker indicates where I started last week.

I think 7 days is all I can manage on this (it takes a great deal of concentration and I’m increasing 6 sts every other row so it’s only going to get harder!), so I’ve switched to another long-languishing UFO.

Introducing the Advent Scarf/Stole from 2010!

Days 1 - 19 complete. As of 7th April 2015
Days 1 – 19 complete. As of 7th April 2015

Oh look, it’s a big lump of lace! I’ve only got 4 “days” of pattern to go so I’m not quite sure why this stalled. I intend to press on and try and get it finished this week or next.

So, how are your UFOs progressing?

UFO Tuesday

UFO Tuesday

This is where I started with the Rainbow Changes Shetland Stole two weeks ago

Stole progress from before UFO Tuesday was implemented.
Stole progress from before UFO Tuesday was implemented.

And here’s where I’m leaving it today

Not a great deal of progress but still ...
Not a great deal of progress but still …

in favour of this

birch stole wip1

The Birch entrelac stole. There wasn’t a Ravelry project page for this and the only reference I can find to it on my blog is this “Wall of Shame” post from February last year. Oh, well!

Duality Shawl: Knit Now 45

Duality Shawl: Knit Now 45

Duality Shawl - in issue 45 of Knit Now
Duality Shawl – in issue 45 of Knit Now

This has to be, hands-down, one of my favourite designs ever. I loved working with the Blacker Swan over-dyed Falklands Merino DK in the sample and the colours (while not to everyone’s taste, I will admit) are totally “me”.

Duality Shawl
Duality Shawl

This side-to-side shawl/scarf features lace, cables, garter stitch, and intarsia.

The shaping for the shawl is done within the garter stitch section.

The lace and the cables are all fully charted.

The ends of the shawl are shaped, with the cables growing gracefully out of and into the points.

Duality shawl - close up of cables and lace edging
Duality shawl – close up of cables and lace edging

This pattern features in the revamped Knit Now issue 45, available in selected UK newsagents and supermarkets or online (internationally) in paper or digital format from More Mags.