A little late to the party, but I’ve finally started my Project Peace cowl. I’m using handspun that never made it into either my notes or handspun stash on Ravelry, so I’m not sure what it is or even how much I have. It could be Wonderland Dyeworks….
But I think it’ll be enough for a decent-sized cowl.
Because I’m in the mood to try new things, I’m going with an I-cord cast-on and bind-off. It is slow going!
I’ve been casting on since last night (ok, not continuously, but still!), and I’m still not up to 318 stitches. Stopping to blog about I doesn’t help my progress, so good night! 😜😘
Merry Christmas from me and Canton Everett Delaware the Third.
Quant—>finished, with only a tiny bit of yarn left over. I’m finding it’s really interesting to see how my entrelac skills have improved since I started just yesterday! You can see where I accidentally picked up stitches knitwise instead of purlwise, etc., and how this is just generally neater toward the end.
I decided to put a buttonhole instead of the i cord ties, and it’s a good thing I did! I wouldn’t have had enough of the Noro Kama for ties.
Friends, entrelac is FUN!
Yesterday I finished two separate knitting projects, yay!
One is a kitty trio, knit in super soft malabrigo merino worsted. I only have this pic of the Girl modeling the child-sized one:
The other is still a secret until it’s arrived at its mid western destination.
Since my “comfort zone knitter”‘post, I’ve been thinking about doing more challenging knitting. Almost seven years ago, I printed out the pattern for Quant, an entrelac headband. I tried starting it once, but I didn’t get far. The pattern has been in my big binder since then.
Well, today I decided to give Quant another chance. I grabbed some Noro Kama from stash and started. It didn’t look good at first.
But not long after that photo was taken, things started looking up:
This entrelac business isn’t as hard as I thought, and I don’t actually need a row counter or even a stitch marker. I’m so glad I gave this another go! Hooray for trying new things!
Since my kids like Harry Potter, I thought it’d be cute to knit them each a wee Weasley sweater ornament. I finally got going tonight but I’m not pleased.
So many ends to weave in! So fiddly! I will finish it, and I will make another, but I’ll convert into the round for #2 and simply pick up stitches for the sleeves. This has been messy and fussy! I think the kids will like them, though.
So I’m on my third colorwork project in a row…
This one is kind of a secret- the recipient doesn’t read blogs or use social media, I assume, but his/her parents do. So this may be all you see until it’s delivered in a week or so.
This is a fun knit! I’ll let you know the specifics later. For now I’ll just tell you that the yarn is (aside from the black) Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, and it’s surprisingly soft.