Work In Progress - December 2020
Several things have been finished this month... and I may have started a few too. You can see last months update here.
The scrappy socks survived their surgery (see the chopped up sock here). I finished the cuff with some stripes, a deep rib and a contrast cast off.
As someone who always knits top down socks, I did have to redo my cast off as it wasn't loose enough! But I'm happy with the finish now and they fit.
I also completed the first of my 6ply socks and like a good sock knitter... I immediately cast on the second... and then set it aside.
Opal Lifestyle shade 9871, free pattern in the shop
I finished the Playground Shawl. I started this shawl in October last year but it was set aside for no real reason... it's not a difficult pattern. The short row 'wedges' were quite motivating though hence the sprint to the end.
See more photos in the gallery.
I'm still working on my mini ball asymmetrical shawl which I hope to finish this week. This is a new sample for the Mini Ball Bag yarn kit using our free Asymmertrical Scarf pattern. This new sample will use 10 mini balls of Opal 4ply sock yarn.
We have mini balls for sale separately here, and Mini Ball Bags will be back in stock this week. And obviously you can use random stash too.
There's also been two new cast ons...
We've recently stocked a new Fyberspates kit - Arfordir Cowl and Mitts. It comes in 3 shades and I'm knitting a shop sample in the Seaside collection.
I have to say... the Winter collection is soooooo nice that I may have to do something for myself with it...
Later though as I am making myself a new jumper!
I want a simple cropped and boxy sweater to layer over dresses. A while ago I knitted Felix for the shop using Lett Lopi. I really enjoyed knitting it. It's knitted from the top down at a loose gauge. It has a lovely lacey raglan and it's exactly the shape I'm looking for.
I was going to use black or navy but we got a new shade in the recent Lett Lopi delivery - 1405 Bottle Green. Best way to describe it... it's like a green navy.
Obviously it photographs terribly so you'll have to trust me when I say it's looking good... and it's knitting up quickly.
Talking of tricky colours to photograph (I'm looking at you Ginger Rowan Felted Tweed) I have finally started the second sleeve of my Dandelion Sweater... which means that yes... it has sat for nearly a month after I cast off the first sleeve.
Like socks I really should have cast on as soon as I finished the first of the pair.
And... there has been no progress on my Garter Squish or my Plume poncho, last seen in October. And I'm still knitting the new chunky hat collection too!
Looking ahead, and never not looking for a new project, I'm probably going to cast on one (two, maybe three) of these adorable figures designed by Cinthia Vallet - Sadie Souris, Tsutsu Bear and Merri Molly.
Tsutsu Bear knitted by Kathleen (famous for her Little Cotton Rabbit dolls!)