Monday, 11 October 2010


Well so much for my plan to knit my cardigan out of 2 skeins! As I was nearing the end of the first skein I realised I was going to run out of yarn way before I reached the end. This was for several reasons:

1. I made the cardigan longer than it needed to be - but I like longer cardigans, I can't stand my back getting cold

2. It was a bit looser than it needed to be. This was for two reasons - I should have blocked a bigger swatch as it blocks out more than expected. And two because my weight keeps fluctuating and I think I've lost some - yay! So I can handle the cardigan being a little loose!

So thanks to the kindness of knitters, the wonder of Ravelry and the extra special loveliness of Posh knitters I managed to snag and extra skein in the same colourway.

So now its finished, and seamed. I bought the buttons at the weekend which will be sewn on some time this week and then it needs a final wash and block. (Which might take some times, moving/decorating and blocking do not go together!).

With the extra yarn I also had enough to lengthen the sleeves to 3/4 length which is more me. I ended up with about 10g of yarn left, plenty to sew on buttons.

The only trouble is this is where I tend to lose interest and end up with a nearly finished project lying around for months...

Monday, 13 September 2010

Moving blogs

I've been wanting to move from Word press for awhile, there's nothing wrong with Word press it just doesn't get on too well with my computer. So here I am on

I'll be moving my knitting patterns across soon and then hopefully have some new ones to add.

I'm knitting a cardigan at the moment. Fingers crossed the pattern is going to work, I only have 2 skeins of the yarn (I think around 800 yards) so its going to be quite tight. But I already love the lace pattern I'm using and its going smoothly.

Unusually for me I'm knitting the back and front separately. Normally even if the pattern is written for them to be separate I'll still join them together and separate at the arm holes. In this case however I feel the lace pattern could benefit from the stability of side seams.
Now all I need to do is find some buttons to match the yarn. And finish knitting the thing of course....