Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A Week in Knitting (and a Dress in action)
So it is ironic that I had the cheek to take woolly-hatted selfies in the office at lunchtime yesterday when everyone else went out!
This is my Stovetop hat for The Girl, second attempt.
I really need to invest in a wider range of sizes of dpn.
For the record, I am using 3.75mm and 4.5mm, instead of 4mm and 5mm.
For my second try, I cast on 92 stitches (between a Medium and a Large) and then decreased one stitch after the rib, to bring it in line with size Adult Medium. I think this is going to be fine in girth, but I might need to tweak the pattern to ensure it has sufficient slouch.
The kilt pin? I split and dropped half a stitch - it will be easily fixed later.
Camber Dress worn with my lime vintage cashmere cardi and a silk scarf. As you can see, it creases when sat upon all day. You should see the rear view - eek! Saggy baggy bottom! But it is warm and comfortable and reasonably smart. I just have to walk backwards out of rooms (while bowing and tugging my forelock, obviously!)
The stitch pattern is taken from the cape in Learn to Knit Love to Knit. I am really glad I tried it out before investing in the yarn for the cape, because I really don't like the texture.
I would have persevered for the duration of a tea cosy, but it was coming up too small. Again. Tsk!
This was to be a gift. Once I finish the hat, I need to get back to this project.
The last thing I worked on this week was my Alicia Mitts. I have almost finished the colourwork on Mitt Two. It looks exactly like the first one, so I didn't bother with a photo.
Oh - have you seen the Torirot Mystery Mitten KAL coming up in January? I really like the sound of this one, and will be using some of my JC Rennie stash of mini-skeins. Fun! If you join before 15 January 2014, the pattern is free using a code which is easily found on Ravelry. Too late for gifting this Christmas, but in plenty of time for next year!