A Tragedy

Another knitting related tragedy for me, bordering on as large as knitting the wrong sleeve for a sweater incident of 2010.  My Mystery Shawlette, after being worked probably far more than 50% of completion, had to be frogged completely. There is no fixing the fact that I put one of the repeats on the wrong side of the shawl, thus making something quite asymmetrical. I do think I may restart it, but not yet. It was an enjoyable knit, but my blossoming WIP list is quite frankly overwhelming.

So, due to not having that lovely piece to work on, I chose the baby mine sweater instead. Now that I’ve devoted a day to it, it really is coming right long. I’ve got both sleeves done and am a good portion up the body of the sweater now. If I keep at it, it just may be done by the weekend.

Baby Mine sweater

I’ve begun a wee sweater, the Baby Mine sweater. I am knitting this one up quickly because I will need it at the beginning of July. Yarn is Brown sheep cotton fine. I picked it up at a going out of business sale at one of our local yarn shops.

It occurs to me that I am in a green phase.

I like how this sweater pattern asks that you knit the sleeves first. I believe this will make the rest of the sweater feel rather speedy!

Sleeve #1:

Traveling Mariam Shawl

My friend and I decided to go for another trade. Knitting for pottery. I am all for that, since I am completely amazed by people who work with clay. Not something I can manage.

I saved this for my first finished stash dash project. 310 yards for the weekend. Pattern is traveling woman shawl, and the yarn is string theory caper. It turned out beautifully, I am very impressed with the blocking. A shawlette I dubbed too small turned into something just perfect once blocked!


A Mystery

I’ve long said I’d do no more mystery knits, just because I don’t want to be a test knitter. But, recently Wendy Johnson came out with a mystery shawlette. I like shawlettes. It is knit from the bottom in, and I LOVE that. So I decided yes to a mystery knit.

Yarn is Sundara sock. And isn’t my peony pretty?

Madli Stole

After struggling quite a bit with the main body of the stole pattern, I finally tinked back enough to “get it.” Once I understood the pattern, the knitting has gone far better. In fact, I’d even venture to say it is fun! I am 5 repeats into it at this point. I need to be making more progress than I am, but it will only go faster from here on out.

Thrummed Mittens

In interest of my continuing adventures in knitting, I thought it time to start some thrummed mittens. These are fun and so practical for living in a climate that gets very cold in the winter. I trust that they will come in very handy!