I didn’t get much knitting done this week due to a huge sewing effort I made on the weekend. And this is why today you get to see fabric instead of yarn today. By the way this also means this is not only a Yarn Along post but also Me Made Mittwoch worthy. As I already mentioned in my sewing post last monday, I’m facing different projects and last weekend I spend my time, starting, working on AND finishing one of them: My costume matter.
Today I’m going to show you all this stuff that I’ve been working on and that are WIPs or in some cases rather UFOs that I want to finish in 2015. I know I already talked about them last week but this week I have pictures for you as well.
I’m going to start with my Aiken sweater. I told you about the sizing topic in my last Yarn Along post. Since I started it around New Year’s, I have been going strong on it. The body is now finished. I bound off my hemline stitches with a special methods that is rather sewn and not knit. In my directions that I have it is called the Italian Cast off method. When I google this I get something similar on youtube but not exactly the same. It basically is a very stretchy bind off that only works with k1,p1 hemlines. It does take lots of time but I think it looks quite nice. Now I need to integrate the sleeves. And when I look at the yarn that I have left I’m pretty positive to get about medium long sleeves out of it.
I’m also working on my Q socks. I want to finish those time eaters. Every time I have time enough to knit a full pattern repeat (14 rows but feeling like 100) I do so. I need two more pattern repeats before starting to turn the heel and from there on some concentration on making the cubes slowly disappear on the upper front.
Next to a knitting resolution for 2015 (again like in 2013 and 2014, yes I know…). What I want to do is to knit a hexipuff a day. So far this works well but also because I counted the ones that I did over the holidays into 2015 already. They are a great project when travelling because I can take several mini skeins with me in this tiny glasses bag and knit one at a time. Of course I then need to close them without filling and reopen them at home to fill them, but that’s ok.
Now to some dormant projects: The oversized sweater is the way I left it in 2014. Eventually, probably when I have finished the Aiken sweater, I will move back to this project. Or maybe I will move directly on to some more summery knits that lie dormant here too, like the Pin tuck Tee that I forgot to take a picture of this morning.
When rummaging through my project bags I also found this lace cowl I started to match the girls’ dresses. I did not put it yet into ravelry and didn’t save the pattern in my library so at the moment I have absolutely no idea what the pattern was called. But I’m going to look it up for next week. I’m not too sure if I want to continue with this cowl as I don’t know if I want to make one for each girl for next year and otherwise I don’t know who to give it too as the rest of my turquoise skein will only last long enough to make a small child’s cowl. Maybe I rip this out and turn all the left overs into something completely else. We’ll see.
Last but not least there is the “ever since I bought that yarn long term project” called Tree of light shawl… It has been sleeping in a drawer for quite some time now but I think when I have finished the socks which are a high concentration project I could move back to the shawl so it gets finished one day.
As for reading I am currently reading a book Michael got for his birthday which is called “Kruso” by Lutz Seiler. It is a highly awarded book from last year and said to be very poetical. To be honest, to me it feels like one of these “high literature” books that I read about once a year to be able to say I did something for my education. It is ok so far but I honestly enjoy entertaining books more…
Joining with Ginny and the Yarn Along ladys.
I felt like sewing on the weekend. I’ve been wanting to do a circle skirt for quite some time and now that I’m knitting an Aiken sweater which is very 50’s style I thought I should definitively start with the matching skirt. I have had a plaided fabric (you can best see it on the third picture, at the Continue reading
Happy New Year fellow Yarn Alongers! I hope you had a nice christmas and a nice New Year’s Eve and that your started chilled out as mine did. Now I’m back to work but one of my New Year’s resolutions says that I want to focus again a bit more on this blog so this is why you get a long Yarn Along post today. I want to give you a little resume on what I knit in 2014 and then give you a sneak peak into what I am knitting now. Continue reading
It has been very quiet here in the last few weeks. This was due to lots of work, then Christmas and the New Year’s. This meant I was busy with christmas parties, getting presents, finishing presents, going to see my family then Michael’s family – just generally being busy. Now it is the 2015 and even though 2014 was not a bad year, I want 2015 to be better. And this is why I put together a few resolutions for the New Year and I want to share them with you. Maybe that helps me to follow them a bit better: Continue reading
My number of work in progress hasn’t decreased, just changed. This is why I’ll just give you a quick update: Continue reading
“Just follow the kids!” could have been the motto of this day. We decided to visit a museum on our third day in Prague. As we weren’t really interested in Medieval Art or the like and the National Museum (Národní muzeum) is currently under construction, we decided to go to the Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum). We checked it on google maps and it didn’t seem far away, Continue reading