Now I have to do a partial repeat of this chart before I split for the sleeves!
That’s 20 rows of cabling! Phew! Ignore the pink string, it’s a lifeline! Only 20 more rows to complete the pattern. Then I get to repeat it! I’ve got 74 rows on this sweater now! 🤪
Over 10,000 stitches so far. lol. Ignore the white dotted line, it’s just a lifeline.
This sweater pattern called for 4, yes four, gauge swatches. Top left is the cable pattern in round, and top right is the cable pattern flat. Bottom left is rib pattern in round, and bottom right is rib pattern flat. Phew! That was a lot of knitting for prep work! I hit gauge on all swatches (thank goodness!) so I’m good to go on starting knitting the sweater! I get to cast on a shitload of stitches in a stretchy cast on, wish me luck!
I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m going to be knitting a sweater! The sweater I’ve chosen is called the Corrie Sweater. I’m going to knit it in Araucania Huasco Worsted – Periwinkly The Blues (color).
Here is a picture of the sweater and the yarn:
I’m in a new MKAL for July/August called the Crown Wools. I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It’s not huge on complicated lace, like most MKALs I join, so it’s a relaxing knit! It’s big on textured stitches and changing colors. The pattern is written for a 12 mini skein set of colors. The one I chose was from Miss Babs called Fantasia. Here is a picture of it:
I’m currently designing a crocheted shawl for my daughter. Its made up of hexagons, squares, and triangles, and I’m trying to figure out what to call it. Heicseagán is hexagon in Irish Gaelic.
I’ve currently gotten all the hexagons, squares and triangles crocheted. I’m working on burying the ends, which is quite a task as there are color changes every row! Then I need to figure out how I am going to sew it together. I’m leaning on using a crochet stitch to stitch it together.
Today, me and my daughter went to Color Me Mine. If you’re not familiar with them, they are a pottery painting place. You go, pick a piece of plain pottery, paint it with color glazes to your liking, and then they fire it for you.
I picked a chopstick bowl to paint. I’m not going to use it for eating, though! I’m going to be using it as a yarn bowl! It will take about a week for me to get it back. I’ll be impatiently waiting for it. 😀
Needless to say, we had a wonderful time, just Mom/Daughter time!
The colors on these remind me of an ice cream sundae!
So, now I get to bury all the ends and sew the six squares together. It’s going to take awhile!