Monday, March 5, 2012

Waiting for buttons

Not quite similar


I nearly finished my "Not quite similar", but I didn't have the buttons I thought would work well with this little cardigan. It was quite an easy knit, but still having that cold and not doing much except watching old episodes of House probably made that this one was knitted really fast. And that is one of the advantages of loads of stockinette, excellent TV knitting :-)

I didn't do any alternating skeins for this one. The yarn I used is Madelinetosh Sock "grove" and I had the feeling that I wouldn't need to do so.

I thought a small neckband would work best with this one, so I picked up the sts up & knitted them, 1 more row of knit and then an I-cord bind-off. A very neat and small neckband that is still giving structure to the finished object.

My next project is giving me a dilemma….

M wanted a small shawl, so I thought, well that makes a good change of projects. So we went to Ravelry and M thought that Damson was a good little shawl for her. Next thing was the yarn, she wanted a green shawl, and my stash does contain a bit of green fingering yarn, so after some thoughts she wanted "Eat your Veggies" (Claudia hand-painted fingering). Now comes the problem, I have only 2 skeins, 350 yards. The pattern needs 440 yards…. So either I need to make it much smaller, or I need to find a third skein that goes with it, or I need to buy 1 more skein of "eat your veggies"...

For the moment I have decided I will make a smaller version, M is small so that will work out anyways…. but I also will have a proper excision when I have used the first skein. That will give a bit of a better feeling on how big/small it will be...



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