Suitable photographic weather permitting, we should have a couple of FO posts tomorrow.
There has been much busy-ness this weekend. All the lambswool/silk 4ply was skeined offÂ yesterday and washed today. I just need to hide it from the cats while it finishes drying overnight. The Petra-fied Hand Warmers were completed yesterday and blocked today, alongside the Butternut Scarf “Ingrid.”
This evening, finally, I cast on for Mr L’s sweater. To be truthful, one of the main reasons it hasn’t been knitted yet was that I was very disappointed in the yarn when it arrived. I am using Donegal Silk Tweed DK from New Lanark Mills. It was very cheap and I thought, when I saw it, that it handled as though it cost what it did. Now that I have cast it on and knitted a little, I find I am far happier with it than I ever thought I might be!
A lot happier than I am with my knitting, at least. A few rows into the front pattern I realised that I must be knitting the thing wrong. I followed the chart instructions as best I could, considering that they left the symbols out. Anyway, I think I may have decided to knit the panel pattern back to front. It’s hard to tell as the image isn’t sufficiently clear to see what the panel should actually look like.
I showed it to Mr L and gave him 3 options:
1 – rip it out and reverse the panel stitches
2 – make the inside the outside and carry on, on that basis
3 – just go with the flow
He chose option 3. and I agreed to do so, but every fibre of my being wants to rip that panel out! I’m not so very far in that it isn’t an option – I am still on the first ball – just 12 cms/5 insÂ of garment knitted.
What do you think? Around 3 weeks to completion? If I get a crack on. Maybe. The sooner it is done, the sooner I can start on my jumper or my cardie. 🙂
The Butternut scarf blocked beautifully. The cashmere mitts are taking forever to dry.