You could be forgiven for wondering what I’ve been knitting when not on a train doing the Hedera socks.
I do have a second projects on the go!
Yes, YES, I KNOW. “One WIP at a time” is my mantra – but a travelling sock doesn’t count. So there!
My current “not travelling” project is Emily – another (that’s the third!) from the Kim Hargreaves Heartfelt book. Unusually for me, I’m knitting Emily because I really like the finished garment, not because I want to actually knit the pattern. Does that make sense?
And I’ve had some Kid Classic in stash for a while…a perfect match!
I’ve been slugging away at Emily when I’ve got home from work, on the rare occasions I haven’t slumped, unconscious and snoring on the sofa.
I started Emily one evening when I was really tired and wanted some “nice easy knitting”. I didn’t get it
Emily starts with combinations of knit rows, purl rows and simple lace rows to give a pretty ridged edging insted of a boring old rib. I had to pay attention…..
Then I did the front, which unsurprisingly started with the same pretty edging.
Knit, knit, knit….I finished the front while merrily knitting at Guilty Knitters…
I proudly held the back and front togther to get a feel for the finished garment…
I said a stream of rude things, out loud, on a Sunday morning in a busy Starbucks
Somehow, in one of my “I should have known better than to try this” nearly-asleep-knitting sessions, I’d managed to put and extra ridge in between the two lace rows on the edging!
I know it’s not the best piccie but can you see how the left one is shorter than the right one
I decided to do something I don’t normally do. say, “Bugger it” and leave it like that. I’ll ease the stitches to fit when I sew up.
You’d think that’d be enough drama for one garment wouldn’t you?
I had nearly finished the first sleeve – an odd construction – the cuff is added later – I’ll tell you about how it’s done when I get to it. I looked down the knitting and I’d split the yarn on a stitch – about 5 inches down!
I wasn’t going to frog it so I dropped the stitch all the way down and picked it back up again – wanna see?
I have given some of my knitterly friends palpitations when they’ve seen me calmly doing that in public, while chatting and sipping coffee nonchalantly!
The sleeve is now done…
The back and the fronts are ready to be joined together like this (in all their unpressed, just dragged out of the knitting bag glory)…
I’m on the final sleeve…this is normally where I pick up speed but this is so boring to knit!
I’m really suffering for making a boring knit for the sake of the end result.
I guess it’s showing in all the blunders!