I’ve been decorating again – this time our office where we both frequently work from home so huge disruption at our house! Computers and cupboards in every room, getting in the way 🙁
Not as much inspiration as decorating the knit room but at least this time we have the furniture and just needed to paint the room a pretty pale blue. Photos when it looks less of a bomb site.
So, with all this hard labour going on – not much time to blog but I have had time to knit….quite a lot of fluffy knitting!
Lilliana has been absorbing …
I pushed through these three colour rows (it’s the pointy red bits that are 3 colour)…
Thanks to Naomi, for the tip about slipping the stitches for the third colour – made perfect sense, though I should have thought of it -myself. Unfortunately I’d already got past the 3 colour rows!
Then I chickened out of the whole steek idea – as JulesM pointed out, it was 2 colour knitting only after the armholes. To be honest -doing it flat wasn’t as bad as I remembered 🙂
So I whizzed up the back doing the rather fun black and white section.I’m really pleased with how it came out…
There are some long floats in this design but I only wove them when they were over more than 5 stitches to try and avoid the colours showing through. The floats won’t be much of a problem as the extremely fluffy Aura is starting to matt together on the back already!
It was neat – honest!
Here’s the back of the three colour pointy bits too…
The whole garment is very fluffy and will be immensely warm – my one concern though – it may end up being a little small. The measurements only have 1″ of ease designed in. Fingers crossed.
So how far am I?
This is the completed back…
And I’m nearly at the neck shaping on the front…
Nearly done – then just the nearly plain sleeves to go.
With all the decorating disruption and frantic knitting, Thug , who had been helping, advising and supervising, settled down with a nice Kidsilk Aura pillow…
…and got fed up with being woken up and photographed and gave me “a look”!