16 October 2013

Knitting


I managed to finish off three projects this week, my Antler a Cable Jumper for my youngest, and a hat for my husband, all perfect for the colder weather we have had over the last week.  I will share pictures later in the week.  I had thought I would cast on a jumper for my eldest next but I realised that I still have quite a few projects to complete as Christmas presents so they are going to take priority for now.  I am going to stick to two projects on the needles one that I will do when my husband is around and slippers for when he isn't, he is receiving a pair so I don't want him to see them!  I have nearly completed the sixth slipper, the second of a third pair and then will be half way through, with so many other projects on the needles I have neglected these of late they are quick to knit if I work on them!

So I cast on a baby knit this week, a Garter Stitch Cardigan which I decided to do in stripes.  I had a few odd balls of baby suitable yarn in my stash one of which has lost it's ball band so I have no idea what it is.  I hope I have enough to complete the project, one of these balls could be a bit too short.  The pattern suggests three colours but you needed two balls of one colour which I didn't have.  I think I will make the arms a bit shorter if it looks like I am running out.

Reading, I am still enjoying the quirky The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg.

Joining in with Tami and Ginny for sharing yarn projects and reading.

7 comments:

  1. I checked the pattern on ravelry. This cardigan is lovely! And yours is going to be even nicer due to the colours.

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  2. Lovely knitting. I'm trying to decide what to cast on at the moment. The agony of indecision.

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  3. You finished off three projects in one week, you are a busy bee:) ! Stripes are allways good to my opinion, so looking forward to see more of the baby cardigan.

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  4. You sound very busy in the knitting department! Like the colors of your garter stitch cardi. I have two baby knits to make for the spring but can't decide what too make, but for the time being I also must get back to my christmas knitting which is sitting neglected in my project bag. Hope you are having a good week.

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  5. The striping looks great! I have a list of presents I will have to be sticking to shortly after I get done with my Halloween socks. Oh that Christmas knitting!

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  6. I like the yarns you've chosen for the cardigan. I'm very impressed at you finishing 3 projects in one week too

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  7. Very nice color choice and the sweater is really, really cute !

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