Tuesday 28 April 2015

Wet Wednesday


The title should read Wet Tuesdays as I am posting this on Tuesday and I only realized that I had made a mistake about 2 hours after posting it, oh well, I'll have another Wednesday tomorrow then shall I?

My WIP image is rather monotone this week - I will have to do something about that!

Let me tell you about my progress from this week:

Hubbys fingerless gloves

I have knit a couple more rows on these but haven't progressed extremely far just yet.

drops muskat

Next up: My cotton cardie.

If you recall last week I announced that I was going to begin knitting my Grandpa Cardie with all my balls of Drops Muskat (100% Egyptian Cotton) instead of the called for 100% Wool.

I did actually cast on, and had this gnawing feeling in my stomach that I shouldn't knit the project in the cotton. 

Anyway, I ended up starting the cardigan a couple of times and actually decided to make a (are you sitting down for this?) SWATCH, yip, something I vowed never to do! 
Alas, even that didn't help, I just didn't see myself getting to my happy place with that pattern and this yarn!

So there was nothing for it than to peruse through Ravelry and Garnstudio to find a fitting pattern for the yarn.

I eventually did find one and am quite happy with my choice thus far!

peach macaroon drops

I have chosen to make Peach Macaroon, a Garnstudio Pattern, that is made with Drops Muskat. So a perfect fit for my yarn, and I think I have more yarn than I will be needing to complete this project which is also a bonus!

I did hit a snag though when it came to the initial Raglan increases.
The pattern calls for markers included in the increase and I am so used to seeing the pattern state where you need to move the marker, that for quite a while I just sat here staring at the pattern wondering how I was supposed to make the increases asked for!

Thank goodness the internet is filled with wonderfully talented Drops lovers, who managed to help me overcome my mind block and move on my way :)

I am really enjoying this knit at the present moment, although there are quite a couple of charts to follow simultaneously.

4-shaft weaving

My scarf project at work is moving forward nicely. The image above is the beginning stages of the warp, but I have progressed quite a bit since this photo was taken and should be completing the first of the three scarves I plan to make this week.

I will share another image with you next week again.

Reading Wise: I have just started "The Sunbird" by Wilbur Smith. I haven't read enough to form an opinion but hope to be able to do that soon.

botanical knits

These lovely books arrived in the post last week.

I am not usually a knit pattern book kind of person, but I couldn't resist these two lovelies - Botanical Knits. I have already chosen some gorgeous projects out of them to make in the very near future so stay tuned :)

I wish you all a warmer week than we are having right now (it feels like we are heading back into winter today :(, not so much fun!)

See you again next time.
I will be sharing this post with all my weekly creative friends, do come on over and join in the fun!

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  1. Oh my goodness Natalie you have so many beautiful projects going! Yay for the swatch. Sometimes its a necessary evil!

    1. Hi Donna,
      Thank you :) I still do not see the point of swatching! I understand why it is necessary, but I find it takes all the fun out of the project for me. I am very lucky to have a very adept hubby when it comes to working out if my pattern will be on target, I tell him the given gauge, tell him how much gauge is on my yarn wrapper and then he tells me if I need bigger needles or more stitches, he is wonderful like that! I guess it does help that I seem to be an average/middle mark knitter and so I haven't yet had trouble with projects being way too big or too small (touch wood!).
      Hope you have a great rest of your week.

  2. Oh that scarf is gorgeous!

  3. Pretty sweater - good choice! I'd be a sucker for those pattern books too - lovely!

    1. Hi Wendy,
      Thanks, I am trying really hard to not buy the yarn I need for those new projects and just cast on - if I do that I will put all other WIPs aside and that won't be good!
      Have a great day.

  4. Drops Design has the prettiest cardigans. I have now knit 5 of them, for me and family. There are so many I want to have for myself! :-)

  5. I love the botanical knits books! I just feel in love with the bare tree pattern! :) Beautiful projects!


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