A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

October 13, 2012

What's My Problem?

I'm sitting here knitting and watching crap on the internet. I have finished things to show you. I have things on the needles to show you. I need to take pictures. I haven't. Why? I don't know. And now we are having our first rainy day in months (honestly, months!) and it's so dark and gray out I can't take a decent photo.

Here is a small rundown without photos of what I'm currently knitting.

  1. Gnarled Oak Cardigan from Coastal Knits. I am taking a circuitous route to the finish line on this project. I'm using hand-dyed yarn and I barely have enough to finish the sweater. It's knit seamlessly from the bottom up so you would knit the body up to the armholes, then the sleeves up to the armholes then join it all together and knit the yoke. Since I'm about 96% sure I don't have enough yarn to knit this as written I knit the body then provisionally cast on for the sleeves at the full circumference, knit about an inch then joined them to the body. I finished the yoke and am now working on the front bands. Then I'll go back and knit the sleeves down with the remaining yarn most likely making them 3/4 length. This should be complete very, very soon.
  2. Large Lace Tam. This is a Bohus kit that I am knitting for the Seattle Knitters Guild knitalong. We'll be having a Bohus fashion show the first week of November. I am not enjoying knitting this at all. Colorwork is always a bit of a trial for me and these colors are all so very close it's difficult to tell them apart. And then many rounds are three color stranded knitting with purling. It's very tedious for me. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm sure I will love it when I'm done but right now it's making me a little cranky to knit.
  3. A plain cowl. This is a residual Single Skein September project. I had three mini-skeins of naturally dyed yarn (two purple, one blue). I cast on provisionally so I could just knit plain stockinette in the round until I figure out what to do on the edges. 
Perhaps tomorrow there will be photos.

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