“Bionic” Knitting

I’ve been throughly enjoying my knitting so much I’ve say aside Penny & Flaming Elder to do more of it. I’ve been consumed with progressing, with perfecting my tension, with fixing mistakes.

Grain of Salt?

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I’m surprisingly still on the first cake. This Capretta seems to go far. I definitely see myself purchasing more in future.

I’ve been faced with the overwhelming fact that apparently test knitting agrees with me. Why do I say so. Well because I started this and a 4X sized cardigan two days apart and is been less than a month for both and

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Emeraude

It’s folded so hard to tell but, I’ve done 3 out of 8 cakes of the grey and just attached some blue during which I finally seperated the sleeves. I was going to do the 5X but even the 4X is quite big. It should be nice and roomy just as I hoped.  And if too big I can make a sash to cinch in the waist.

Spinning?

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Slow but progressive.

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Too many interruptions for actual growth

I’ve recently started two projects.

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Grain of Salt

For a pregnant friends future offspring. She picked the colors and approved the pattern. In swatching for this and the other project.

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Emeraude

I noticed that my latest way of holding/tensioning my yarn has resulted in some wonderfully beautiful stitches. Ones that are even and look almost professionally or machine made.

I devised a plan that as a result of not only knitting well but, also at an unusually quick pace, I would knit them both a day apart and after reaching certain milestones on each.

For instance, Grain of Salt has about 6 charts and some have to be worked a few times. I cast it on May 10th and reached the second chart. May 12th I cast on Emeraude (my cardigan). It takes quite a number of rows to reach the arm separation so I figures I’d do half required for my size and then switch back to the baby’s shawl/blanket.

Unfortunately, life got in the way. I’ve had to run several errands, doctors appointments, unexpected trips has resulted in my having knit on my cardigan for the past four days having yet to reach the arm seperation point.

Having a house guest who wants to do everything you do under hand and foot has resulted in increased frustration, tension nightmares, & not making much progress on anything.

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Emeraude

I am way behind and I think if I continue my tension is going to get worse and worse as a result. I am officially putting it down for today.

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Saturating the air waves

I know I’ve posted already but, I also said I would show blocked pictures and update on the following projects.

T h e . O r i g i n a l
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Pattern: Volando by MozieMade on Ravelry
Test knit for me.
I added beads to this one to give weight and just because I thought it’d look pretty.
It’s a lot smaller than I thought it would be but, I am pleased with it. My first time doing official lace, using beads and using Alpaca yarn. All were wonderful experiences.

I thought I had the proper crochet hook for adding beads but didn’t so I played with different things until I found that the floss that comes on a roll works wonders. I love it.

As you already saw the socks are done also. I officially having nothing on the needles. I recently however found out some friends are expecting their first child so offered to knit something for the baby.

They decided on a shawl – blanket sort of thing. And what colors they wanted. I chose for them.

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Knit Picks Capretta Harbor & Tumeric

And

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Grain of Salt

As the heirloom shawl of choice. I think it will be beautiful.
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Also, I think it’s time I stop dragging my feet and cast on my cardigan.

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This is the best most even knitting I’ve ever done. And I’m referring to pre blocking.

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Comfort

I finished my third pair of socks. And that’s a big deal for many reasons.

1. It’s the third pair in a row and it like the previous two are for me.

2. They are out of my comfort zone.

3. Many of my knits this year are out of my comfort.

4. It has been a year out of my comfort. And that’s saying something considering the year has barely begun.

5. As a result I feel empowered, strong, bold, & brazen.

6. I feel daring.

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And of course they would be too big.

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