I have been bad the last few days….
I’ve had my “La, La, I’m not looking at Keats” blinkers firmly in place:oops:
My poor little Keats is sitting in a dissected mess on my living room table being studiously ignored. 😥
There’s been a lot of work but not much action to show for it. I’ve reunpicked 2 inches and regrafted two inches. At least it looks right now and I’m getting the hang of grafting the pattern.
I’ll show you a piccie when it’s more interesting.
To keep me amused while I’ve been ignoring Keats and fighting off a bug, I’ve started my next project – unusual for me to have two on the go!
I loved the picture and bought the yarn before really looking closely at the pattern. I’ve chosen a soft green colour called Bamboo.
It’s quite an unusual construction (to me anyway). The main body is a plain stocking stitch cardi with a ribbon tying the waist. You start at the eyelets at the waist and work up.
The bobbly strip over the hips and pleated peplum is knitted separately sideways and sewn on afterwards. Then the front picot edging is knitted separately and sewn on.
So far, while I’ve been under the weather, living on the sofa and being waited on by the saintly Ben, I’ve knitted the back, both fronts and a sleeve!!
Here’s the obligatory close up of the stitches and the eyelets for the waist ribbon…
I think all the real work in this is going to be in the trim and how neat I can make the finishing….
And then there is Keats to Finish…
Watch this space…