Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Knitting to Date

As I said yesterday, I haven't done as much knitting in the past few months but I thought I'd share what I have done.

I liked Evie's slouchy hat so much I made one for myself.

I also made a pair of socks for a Harry Potter sock swap, I made Gryffindor socks for her and she made Hufflepuff socks for me, although sadly mine haven't turned up yet.

At the request of the husband, I also made a winter scarf, in his favourite colour.  I tried to keep it interesting by trying out a new stitch pattern, but he complains that the holes let the wind in.  You can't make everybody happy.

All of the above were fairly quick knits, but I've had one project on the needles since August.  My parents sent me money for my birthday last summer because I wanted to buy the yarn to make myself a cardigan.  I chose a fairly straightforward pattern that is all garter stitch (knitting every row, no purling) because at the time I was still a beginner and it is knitted from side to side, instead of top to bottom or bottom up.  I think it's taken so long partly because I keep getting sidetracked by the smaller projects and partly because it's just a LOT of knitting.  I have had the sleeves on the needles for more than a month now, only knitting a few rows at a time.  I'm hoping blogging about it will give me the push to get it done!

 This is the back, the first piece I knitted, and the colour is actually somewhere between this one and the following one.  Neither is quite right.  Once it's done I'll have to take a photo outside and see if I can capture the colour better.

This is the back, one front, and the beginning of the second front.  I've since finished the second front and I'm working on the sleeves.

I'm knitting both sleeves at the same time so the stripes and increases are in the same place on both sleeves.  I just need to make a big effort and get these done (I'm about 1/4 of the way through these) and then I can seam it all up and do a crochet border around the neck and front opening, sew on buttons and I can finally wear it!


  1. You are so awesome, Wendy! I shake my head when I see what you've done, and question if we really started at the same time! Keep up the good work :)


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