This is a good opportunity to take stock of what I do actually have on the needles that I want to finish before I start another project. It’s not that bad now that I have frogged the mittens as I didn’t like the yarn, which possibly counts as cheating, but does mean that there are only three projects that need completing, one of which is being blocked.
So firstly there is the hat that I started last week. Last year I never got around to knitting myself a new winter hat and what I really wanted was a cream slouchy beret. So this year I have started early!
The pattern is Annular by Woolly Wormhead because her Hats are brilliant aand always fit my big head. I will do a post tomorrow (hopefully) about her new hat book which I will probably go loopy over and knit several hats for Rose from. For now, I just have a photo of a bit of cream knitting being blocked. I used the remaining cream evil King Cole Comfort DK because it was the right colour and weight and, as there was almost a whole ball left, my inner hoarder couldn’t face chucking it out unused. I did throw out the leftovers once this hat was done, though.
More progress has also been made on Rose’s Little Honey sweater. I have finished the body and am on sleeve number one:
It’s definitely going to be more of a sweater dress than a pullover, which also explains why it took forever to make the body long enough! It’s not very clear on the photo because the yarn I used isn’t that much of a contrast, but there are stitches knitted in green for the pockets:
They’re worked the same way as you would to insert a thumb on a mitten: the stitches are knitted with scrap yarn, slipped back to the left needle and then knitted again with the working yarn. I then have to unpick each side and knit a lining and a ribbed edging. This makes me slightly nervous.
The other project on the needles is the second Snowflake sweater which still looks like this:
I did do a swatch in the red Sirdar Snuggly DK, though, soaked it forever with some of the cream and then left them to dry on top of each other, and there was no apparent colour seepage. So I am more confident about completing this one without any more drama.
And once all this is done, I can start something new. Even with Deramores having a tempting 20% off DK yarn offer, I will not succumb to buying yarn until I am finished. *polishes halo*