Sunday, 14 November 2010
and it's led to a rather large backlog.
The little bolero shown above, was an extremely easy knit; made all in one piece, with stitches picked up afterwards for the borders.
The pattern suggested three balls of yarn, but it took just over two, so I have begun a little hat to match.
The manly socks for my son are well under way. I finished off the first one this afternoon.
I love the toe on these socks. Rather than decreasing down on each alternate row, before kitchener stitching the last sixteen or so stitches, here there is a derease row, followed by three straight, a decrease row followed by two straight, repeated twice, a decrease row followed by one straight, repeated three times and then decrease on every row until eight stitches left. These should have then been drawn through and pulled up, but I decreased down to ten stitches, as above and the kitchenered. It gives a lovely rounded toe.
I need to get a move on with the aran coat for my youngest daughter, otherwise it will be Spring before she is able to wear it ;-). So, the plan for the week, if schoolwork doesn't intrude more than is polite, is to finish the little hat for Sophie, the second manly sock and at least the other front of aran coat. Hmmmm! Think I might be a little too optimistic. Next weekend, I need to sew two Christmas stockings for the two new family members to have joined us since last Christmas, Oscar and little Sophie.
Look forward to seeing you next weekend. Have a great week everyone!