Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On The Needles 5/4/16

This is on the needles right now.  It is Gentle Rain from the Love of Knitting magazine.  I have both the front and back done and they are seamed together.  I don't know if you can see but I have started picking up stitches around the neckline so I can start garter stitching it. 

It was really funny last week when I started picking up stitches.   I got a little way around and then I decided I didn't know if I was doing it right.  So I took a little time to watch 3 different YouTube videos and discovered that I was doing it the same as all three.  So this week I will be picking up the rest of the stitches and knitting the neckline in the round.

I wanted to show the lace panel again: it shows so much better when it is hugging "her" hips.  This was my first attempt at anything lace and also the first time I have knit with a "slub" yarn.  And, it is cotton and something, again something new to me. 

I have started a new pair of socks but there is nothing to look at when all I have is a little tip of the toes.  But it was all my two at a time sock knitting that allowed me to knit the front and back of the above sweater at the same time.  I guess it is all coming together.

Now I better get busy and get that sweater/shell done so I have a finish this month that is not a mug rug.  And I have lots of BOM blocks to complete/start, most leftover from last year.  Anyone want to come over and clean up my studio so I can work in there?


straythreads said...

that shell is beautiful!! always fun to try a new yarn and technique
have a great weekend

pollyanna said...

What a beautiful shell! The lacing is so airy and fine. I am looking forward to seeing the finished top :) And you are looking good my friend. Always our grands help us look healthy and strong :)

Dar said...

Beautiful sweater. I love that you have a mannequin that can wear your sweaters. :). I'll come clean up your studio if you will come do mine! I think I'd have the easiest task.

Kate said...

That sweater is gorgeous! Love the lace around the bottom. Hope you've had lots of time to stitch this week. Have a very happy Mother's Day.