I can now show you proof that I haven’t been slacking recently (well, only at blogging, but I do have a full-time job and children and a house and a cat etc etc).
First up is the finished lacy frou-frou cardi that was finally completed about 10 days ago. It has been wined and dined (we went out for dinner last Thursday) but I’m still not convinced that it is for me…………
(If you look very closely at the bottom left hand corner of the picture, you can just see the very end of Mollie’s tail – she felt I needed her advice on taking photos)
(I have told Mollie that the best photographers try and stay out of their photos)
I have also finished this recently, to go with some gloves that I made from HipKnits sock-weight cashmere – unfortunately, the gloves seem to have migrated into Lucy’s pockets so may never be seen again
It was knitted on my machine, just to try out some punchcards that I got on Ebay, but I think the eyelets lend it a certain “Clapotis” effect (actually, now I’ve looked at Clapotis again, who am I kidding – it’s just a scarf with holes!)
Have also done this:
which is for Lucy. It’s not quite finished as there will be some flowers on it in (I think) reds, blues and purples. It was adapted from the Wobbly Circles tote (scroll down a bit) pattern in the latest Interweave Knits magazine and was knitted in Twilley’s Freedom Wool, which felts incredibly well. The fabric is really firm and thick.
Last, but not least is the current WIP, Rock Star cardi from Alchemy Yarns
I know it’s not much but I only started it on Tuesday and I’ve been getting home late most days this week so knitting time is quite curtailed at present.
There won’t be much progress this weekend either as I have an urgent date with my knitting machine for a somewhat experimental project – details will follow if successful!