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20 November 2012

WIP'less for a short while

As mentioned previously, I managed to get lots of knitting done whilst away last week.  I took my 3 WIP's and also yarn in case I needed to start another project.  I am pleased to report I finished all my WIP's.

The first was my Lady Kina which has been around for a while.  I am happy how this turned out and wore it to work yesterday with a black skirt, top and boots.  I am so pleased I made this with the 3/4 sleeves.  It only took a small amount extra yarn.  I used Click Aran with Wool





Next along was the Childry Shawl which I knitted in Zettl Cortina.  As this is a 3ply/light fingering yarn it came up slightly smaller than it should, so more a shawlette.  It can still be worn around the shoulders and fasten with a shawl pin or worn 'bib style' in the neck of a coat or jacket





Then a couple of jumpers, I won't show until after they have been received but here's a peek


As you can imagine I was pleased to come home free to start the next items on my list. Last night I cast on Baby Eyelet Cardi a simple top down cardigan which I am doing in King Cole Big Value.  This is the first in a number of cardigans that I am knitting for a friend who is to become a granny for the second time in February.  I have a pile of yarn and patterns to go through and decide what looks OK for a baby which we don't know the gender of.


I have also been asked to knit a Christmas jumper for my youngest, would you believe she wants a Christmas Pudding jumper!!

7 comments:

  1. All of your projects came out great, but I especially love the shape of that first cardigan. For a stockinette sweater, the detailing on top to give it some shape really brings the whole garment together. It's also a perfect and tasteful use of variegated yarn.

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  2. Great stuff! I can imagine the sweater over the black top and skirt. Bet it looked wonderful. I also really like the ruffle on the shawlette.

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  3. You have had a lot of color in your projects lately, that must be fun! Everything looks wonderful as always, and I'm envious that you were able to finish all of your WIPs!

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  4. You have been busy! The Lady Kina looks lovely, I'm sure it looks great on too!

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  5. I always seem to be wipless on Wednesdays too! So I end up showing what's FO'd. Since I have been making tons of hats lately, it's easy tohave FO's all over the place. Love the sweater!!! That baby sweater is too cute, must mark that pattern.

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  6. What lovely FOs! I've had the Kina pattern for some time but never get around to making it, but yours is enticing. Also love that shawl(ette) - gorgeous!

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  7. So much satisfaction to finish so many projects! Love that first sweater especially.

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