Wednesday Knitting

Wednesday Knitting

Latest knitting project: a drop-shoulder pullover with fullness in the sleeves and lace banding on all pieces.

It’s a pattern from 1994, so the styling might be a bit out of date–I’m thinking of the sleeves specifically–but it looks like it’s going to be comfortable and cool this spring and summer. I’m thinking of wearing it with a tank, a wide belt in a neutral and jeans. Early in the season, booties will work, and then later, shorts and sandals.

This is the first sweater I’ve ever worked with straight needles in the neckline. Most ribbed collars I’ve done with circular needles. I know how to seam the neck invisibly, so I’m not intimidated.

Unrelated note: still doing Primal, still holding steady.

Beautiful Wednesdays: Knitting

Two knitting projects going on right now.  

One is a short-sleeved cardigan that I am clearly knitting in the wrong yarn.  It has bobbles, openwork and cabling (whee!), but I’m doing it in a smooth yarn (Caron Simply Soft) with a shine to it, so it looks lumpy, rather than lacy.  Still, the openwork and cabling are coming out very well, and I don’t feel like restarting it.  If I finish this project, it will probably end up being a layering piece I will only wear around Christmastime–about the only time the bobbles will not look silly.  

The other piece is my scrap scarf, that I am using to dispose of yarn left over after projects.  It’s done in a 1:1 rib.  

ImageI would like to start a Friend Scarf, like that of my Canadian friends whom I met in Japan.  Every person they met and befriended was strongly encouraged to knit a few rows on their ongoing scarf, which was already more than 10 feet long.  You were to use whatever yarn they had attached, but you could knit in any pattern you liked:  stocking, garter, rib, basketweave, whatever.  

I don’t remember what stitch I used–it was more than 20 years ago!  I still think it’s a fabulous idea.  

Do you have any traditions, familial or self-created, when it comes to crafting in your house?