Wednesday, 2 January 2008

New year, new WIPS

Here's a quick update on what I've been up to with the knitting over the holidays - I had lots of time on trains going down to Birmingham, and then over to Cambridge, so I got plenty done which was great. All 3 of these major WIPS are with cables, my favourite thing at the moment.

I'm nearly ready to start the shaping at the top of my first CPH sleeve, which I knitted in the round to avoid having to sew up a seam. I may come to regret it when I'm struggling to attach the sleeve to the body when it's not flat but we'll see. No pics today.

For Christmas I got some lovely shiny Berroco Bonsai yarn, which I'm knitting a tank top from. The pattern is called Badia and is free from Berroco. They have quite a lot of good free patterns on there by the way.

I've also made a reasonable start on Jeanie, which is a wrap made from sock yarn on the latest edition of knitty. It's got reversible cables, with dropped stitches in between. The chart took a bit of getting used to but I'm definitely well into the swing of it now and it's not as complicated as it first seems. Slow going though, because the yarn's so fine. The brighter orangey bit you can just see at the bottom of the photo is a provisional cast on in waste yarn. When I've finished the top end, I need to put these stitches back on the needles and work them in to a cable border that runs around all 4 sides when finished. Scary stuff.

1 comment:

Emilee said...

Those are both going to be beautiful!