So I’ve been knitting from my stash, a little cotton jumper for my newest and as yet unmet grand niece Elodie. It’s actually a very pale pink not this miserable grey it appears, blame the January light.
My current WIP is a simple lacy scarf using Debbie Bliss Party Angel which is gorgeous mohair and silk with a tiny amount of sparkle, it came from a bag of lovely yarns I was given. The pattern is Little Leaf by Silvia Harding, a four row easy to remember repeat.
I also continue struggling with the Estuary scarf I cast on in Italy, and again many times since.
Some days I complete less than 20 rows before losing my way, I have managed more than 100 rows then spotted an unrecoverable mistake way back and had to start again. I now check quite regularly and am up to row 90 again. I have knit this pattern successfully several times and it’s lovely but I am beginning to wonder if my days of more challenging projects are over. I might just check MrFF’s sock drawer because right now another pair of socks would be the easiest if not a major stock reducing option that would raise my self esteem.
Post post post - the little jumper is Queen of Hearts by Kim Hargreaves, it’s from the book Tadpoles and Tiddlers which I’ve used since 1995 for lots for lovely kiddy knits.
Love the little baby jumper, may ask what pattern you used, Have a new Great Grand child due at the beginning of March and would love to knit this for him/her. Good luck with the scarf, I know the feeling well and like you check more frequently now. Love the colour, please post a photo of it when completed.ReplyDelete
I'm the same as you, if I see a mistake I have to rip it out, and would happily re start a project just to see it right. I love knitting socks, but I have made so many pairs, everyone has too many. Love your knitting, very pretty and lovely colours.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the lacey scarf, pink is my favourite colour and that wool looks gorgeous.ReplyDelete
As with Kathy above - I'd love to know the pattern you used for the delightful baby jumper -obviously for delightful babies!ReplyDelete
I've just used some cotton to knit a baby blanket. It was wonderful to use until I made a mistake or inadvertently put my needle through the yarn itself when it appeared to delight in showing me all 6 strands from which it was woven, but I'm pleased with the finished product. Your jumper looks lovely.ReplyDelete
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