3 October 2012

WIP Wednesday

I have finally got round to posting a WIP after a few week absence. This weeks' WIP is Lady Kina, the first top down that I have knitted for myself.  It will be good to be able to get the length right as I can try it on as I go.  I have left the sleeves on some scrap yarn as I'm not keen on cap sleeves so plan to see what yarn I have left then knit the sleeves to hopefully 3/4 length.  I have already made a mistake by not reading the pattern correctly, ended up with 144 too many stitches, so my mistake is a design feature rather than a rip back!  The yarn I am using is Sirdar Click Aran - 70% acrylic and 30% wool, it nice and soft, I've used this yarn previously and am happy with the results.

I still have 3 hats to knit for the family, but they won't take that long to do.

An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler

I am still reading through the Miss Read books.  But I got a real bargain at the charity shop last week - 

An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler - 3 stories in one for £1.00.  I look forward to picking that up over the winter months.

And finally a sky shot from Monday evening, seconds after taking this it started raining

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  1. I see you are expanding your design career. Good for you!

  2. Ah, that yarn is like a rainbow but better! Also, go you for turning your mistake into something unique, that is really fun!

  3. gotta love design features!

  4. It looks like a lovely yarn for a sweater. And those christmas hats looks awesome.

  5. You have been very busy knitting...I love the hat!!



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