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Working with a Deadline

 

Finally my neck has some relief, and with no less enthusiasm, am back into my knitting. Right now I’m trying to get 2 projects done. The Mohair KAL, and the Winifred tunic.

I had to rip the mohair stole earlier. The problem was that I’d never knit with 4mm needles, and didn’t think to check the gauge. Next result was I had one hell of a wide stole. In fact it qualified for a jumbo shawl!!! And for those who think its easy to rip stuff up, lemme tell u, it’s not that easy with mohair. The thread is so fine, you almost end up in tears trying to get it to open up. Not to mention when you hit a snag (which, btw, you’re bound to!) The yarn is so hairy, that ripping becomes a major pain in… you’re choice of place. πŸ™

Now finally I’ve gotten on track with the stole.

I’ve called it Fresh Earth,because that’s what it reminded me of. The yarn is a muddy brown (no choice in the shop), and the design is this delicate set of curves grooving through the design. I felt like I was watching the earth being tilled and readied for seeding. It’s such a good feeling, that I had to name the design as such.

Here’s a quick preview:

Fresh Earth

 

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What a pain…

 

Was travelling this weekend gone by, and was back early monday morning. Since most of the travel included a straight 9-hour journey in a bus, with no breaks and absolutely no space to even shift on the seat, i figured i deserved some rest before starting my work on Monday. un fortunately i got a crick in my neck. One that escalated to sprain status. πŸ™

It’s Thursday today, and I find myself still stuck with a pain in my neck! Wasn’t so bad if i didn’t have 2 major and 1 not-so-major project in the works. Also my cousin sister and brother are on their way for a couple of days at my place. Did I mention the said sister has a toddler? The problem with toddlers is that they and knitting/crochet dont mesh well. Each side wants to win, and usually the craft loses, badly. πŸ™

What I’m working on is a test knit of a tunic based on a design for a kid’s vest. Interesting stuff, really. Another is the Mohair C/KAL that was started 2 months back, and I’m setting off only now. So that’s a deadline I HAVE TO meet. Also am making my first triangle shawl with some leftover blue yarn. It is a basic one based on The Harry Shawl by Caroline Wiens. This one isn’t going anywhere, as I don’t have a deadline to meet. Of course i have my sewing project which I haven’t even touched!!! Next month? Hopefully! LOL.

So I’m hoping I’m better by monday, and can get back to my knitting.Β  Of course, i could go ahead and work on my cross-stitch in the mean time…. Nah! I’ll wait for Monday! πŸ™‚
Happy weekend everyone!

 

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Daily Use Mobile Pouches

After my last attempt to make a pouch in wool, I wondered if I could make the same with thread.. this time with knitting cotton. I did buy some knitting cotton, but more for the reason to try and make some tops to wear with jeans (for myself) or to try n make some doilies … again inspiration from the crochet work sis-in-law makes. πŸ™‚

So this is the result from my attempts.

Red Beauties! πŸ˜€

Pouch 1 was done in a single color… I took a guess with the size. It came out a lil squat, but actually fit a Blackberry like a glove. The design is something I came up with myself. Am not sure if it already exists, but I definitely didn’t see it anywhere! πŸ˜€

BlackBerry Pouch

Pouch 2 was my first ever attempt to use 2 colors while knitting. Nice job, even if i say so myself! πŸ˜‰ The design is called Bird’s Eye.

Bird's Eye Pouch