Started a month ago… kept aside for puppy love, puppy madness and puppy grief..picked up again for routine, watching evening TV, planning the online store…getting zapped at the progress, at the fact that I am running out of yarn, that I am knitting a jacket? cardigan? something nice?!
So here, dear readers, on a cool, misty grey morning, I present the yoke complete/one sleeve complete/half body complete/lots of open stitches and waste yarn– the masterpiece in progress! I am thrilled about it. I like the nubbly feel of the honeycomb pattern ( though I detest the twisting and slipping which goes on in every alternate row), I totally love the play of colours and the smooth merging of shades.
I know that I am not going to have enough yarn to make long sleeves ( decided on 3/4 sleeves with a neat border), or a broad button border. Luckily, my stash has been presented with some lovely sock yarn and I am planning to use on of these shades as an I-cord lining around the entire sweater.
Which one should I choose? The grey might give a sober ( senile) look to the cardigan, the teal blue seems very predictable, the lemongreen might pick up the brownish tinge and lift up the sweater ( perk it up, or parrot it down?!). What do you think? A one line suggestion would be appreciated big time!!
What are the lessons learnt on the way?I have learnt how to make a smart seam for the raglan sleeves, and I have learnt to keep an extra long circular needle beside me, so that I can spread out the stitches and keep trying on the work in progress ( WIP for the knitters).
Have you seen this contraption before? Asking this question in a country which is rapidly emptying out of hand-knitters, seems futile, but I am really excited about this small and neat cylinder. It has a slit silicone cap at one end, into which the tips of the knitting needles can be inserted, and the entire knitting thrown around without a care. The stitches don’t come out, the knitting needles ( if wooden or bamboo or glass), don’t break and life is really worth living!
Check out this site of the makers of smart knitting and crochet tools…in India…as good, if not better than the rest of the world!