Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Wednesday, 24 May 2006

WIPs - or, all that's buzzing in my head

So, do you ever wake up early with AMAZING ideas for knitting in your head? And find yourself getting up and starting yet another project? No? Just me then.

WIPs I have vary dramatically in stage. Nearest completion is the Polar 'ski' jumper (Rowan pattern adapted to have a labrys pattern instead of a snowflakey-thing, and knit in the round from the bottom up - well it is a raglan, no?) - just needs the pits sewing up and the ends sewn in. But doesn't suit me (shapeless) so will wait a l o n g time, I suspect. Sorry pic is sideways!

Oh no, nearest completion is the jaywalker socks in celestial merino - done, worn, but haven't woven in the end at the cuff (did them toe up). Do other people find them a great fit on but a fight to get on?

Further from completion is the adapted "Joe" sweater from House of Hemp - I plan to use short rows to fit bust and hips better, make it more flared like Hanne Falkenberg's Mermaid. Can you see the tiny tension swatch I've done (top left)? That's where i've got to so far...

Lots more WIPs, will bring them to you gradually, better get to work now.


Devorah said...

It is a shame that the sweater doesn't suit you. You did a lovely job of it. I hope you find someone deserving of it!


Hello there, you commented about my lace shawl last week and I thought I'd return the compliment. I'd really like to see how you get on with the Joe jumper, I have had one half done for over six months but have become a bit bored with it. The short rows and shaping sound like an excellent idea, I have deep reservations about whether the one I am doing is going to fit at all (which may explain my reluctance to finish it...) - you probably know this already but the hemp changes a great deal when washed - it grows a lot in length but not so much in width and flattens out a lot too - so in case you haven't already, wash that swatch!
Best wishes

Weight Watcher said...

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How powerful is 'powerful'?

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Does it matter?

No! Because you are and always have been in total control. Change your thinking and you will change your subconscious beliefs. Change your subconscious beliefs and you will change your life. personal development plan