So I had to do some …interesting… things to adjust the heel to two-at-a-time magic loop. Should probably write up.
10/27: getting a little nervous that I’m going to run out of yarn!
11/2: ran out of the Najad, knit in the leftover blue Cascade 200. quite possibly going to run out of that as well, I think I have some Lion something or other in tan if so. (started the toes, though.)
11/3 – managed to finish the toes in the blue! still have to weave in ends & block.
Also used up a bunch of Plymouth Encore Chunky. Other pieces made by Susan & Bridget.
Dead relatives and web stuff.
Trying to get over perfectionism, a fixed mindset, and having been a “smart kid,” all by being terrible at things.
Got slightly off on the short rows, probably very early on when I was still figuring out how they worked.
Not quite enough of the yarn to finish, but I like the gist of the project so I might buy some. note: used same style in a different color.
9/9 – restarted. 75 St remaining.
9/11- may have decreased one too many, so I increased back again in the final purl row.
Very cosy. I’m pleased, it’ll be nice when we have cold weather. Interesting effect with the heathered green & the tweedy black.
Update, November 2014: OMG this is amazing in cold weather. A++++ would knit again.
Rediscovering things I’ve loved and overcoming a life-long fear.
Except that maybe they don’t?
7/8, finished toe
for pattern, did k7, (k1,p1) 5x, k8 to get correct number of stitches.
after a few rows, expanded ribbing section, so pattern is now k5, (k1,p1) 7x, k6.
7/16 – started 1st heel too early (as usual), so ripped back heel & last row of heel garter section. Debating whether to pick back any more of that garter or just have a slightly longer garter section at the end of the foot….
7/23 – about 2in up from garter heel reduced back of leg, ssk k6 (p1 k1) 5x, k6, k2tog.
7/28 – been gradually expanding the ribbing sections, front and back, to taper into a k1p1 cuff. Planning on at least 1” of ribbed cuff.
Used this bindoff: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php, love the way it looks & feels.
Grey (“zinc”) for most of the body of the shawl, doing “orchid” (pink/purple) for the top 1/4 or so. Really happy about the speed & simplicity of working, and the feel of the cotton/wool blend in the open style.
Got HUGE after blocking, which I’m delighted about. I have enough grey yarn left to make fringe, but I’m not sure if I’m going to. (I’m not usually a fringe person.)
It’s perfect for wearing over a sleeveless dress, especially in our chilly conference room!
Strange to make this pattern again, given that it was one of my earliest projects! (Tucker’s Ashley has admired those a few times, so when I got some Cascade 220 for Christmas, I knew that was what I wanted to me.) Very pleased with it. Just need to sew up the side seam, but want her to pick where the thumb hole should fall.
Finally finished seaming, 6/29.