Monday, 24 November 2014


I have 1.5 grams left with which to do at least 16 more rows. I have a funny feeling that's well short of plausible.

New plan: finish the ball, then calculate how much smaller it needs to be, then rip back a bit and try again. I may block before ripping too, in case I suddenly decide I hate it.

It's not my normal knitting, but I'm surprising myself by really liking it so far. Here's hoping I still like it after I'm fully satisfied with how the design works.

Anyway, it's getting cold here, and I want to use that knitting needle to make a nice warm hat!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wednesday again - and I noticed this time!

Not only do I have a stocking update and a cardigan update, there is also a new design that decided to jump into the needles. It is destined to be a scarf or stole, and is being made from some Zealana Kauri fingering (60% merino, 30% possum, 10% silk) that I bought for a different design where it didn't want to cooperate. I'm much happier with this incarnation so far.

The heel of the stocking is now nice and clear, just the rest of the foot to go.

You can almost see the knit/purl chevron pattern on the back of this if you squint enough.

This is so beautifully soft, I'm loving it so far.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

How did that happen?

Somehow Wednesday last week snuck by without me noticing, I suspect it was related to the range of illnesses we managed to work through in the last week. Happily everyone was fine by Friday, so we headed off to Dresden for the weekend.

I have now finished the first 200g skein of the cardigan, and will try to get a decent photo (light permitting) in the next few days. The stocking is also progressing well, and there are more knitting plans afoot.