Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Wip update

It's Wednesday, which means I'm linking up with Tami again to share what is currently on my needles.

The shelf of abandoned WIPs

Momijigari, Cwtch Shawl and Eleonora have spent another week languishing on the shelf. I just haven't been interested in tackling those long rows of knitting. I wanted quicker fixes this week.

This is Calorimetry. I needed something to use up the remaining yarn from my Koolhaas hat and initially thought a pair of mitts to match would be a good idea. I looked around on Ravelry, tried out a few patterns (both knit and crochet) but didn't feel happy with anything. So I widened my search to any accessory in worsted weight yarn under 95 yards. I found this pattern, thought I'd give it a go.

I had misgivings from the start, but wanted to finish it before deciding if it was right or not. The pattern comments. One row from completionI transferred it to my long circular from the straights in order to try it on. I don't like it. It sits funnily on my head, and doesn't look right. So this is heading for the frog pond, and I will divide my yarn into two equal sized balls and make some mitts once I get my mitt-knitting mojo back.

Wand'ring Lonely

After a brief resurgence, I'm afraid this filet crochet panel is headed back into hibernation. I did about another ten rows, and then discovered that somehow, somewhere I had gone wrong. I am currently cross with it, so don't have the patience to lay it out and find out where the mistake is. Hopefully it's only in the most recent couple of rows, so frogging back and fixing it won't be a huge pain. But not one I'm keen to sort out now. Back into the bag it goes!

In a fit of startitis, this morning I cast on a project from the current issue of Lets Knit magazine. I don't normally buy knitting magazines, but my eye was caught by the gorgeous green and purple yarn in this month's kit, and by two of the patterns included in the issue. The kit yarn is being turned into a monster, and I've also fallen in love with one of the hat patterns included in the magazine.

Don't expect much progress from me this week coming though - today is all about a different sort of crafting, and I'm away until the weekend. Will be back on Sunday with my YoP update. See you then!


  1. I like that monster! I need some bright, monster appropriate yarn.

  2. I have myself some abandonated projects, I hope to finished them soon. Good luck with the knitting monster.

  3. Minding My Own Stitches17 October 2012 at 20:32

    I've never tried fllet crochet - counted cross stitch made me cross enough :)
    Darling little monster on that magazine cover. Is that the one you're doing?

  4. Sorry the Calorimetry didn't work for you. Some ppl found it too wide and made modifications to it. I love mine and my 8 year old's been wearin' it as a eye mask every night...LOL.
    The purple and bright green are really fun together.

  5. I found Cal too wide and had to redo numbers when I made it. But I love the look of it.

  6. Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch18 October 2012 at 19:30

    I hate it when everything seems to be wrong. Sounds like that monster will be a perfect distraction. Wondering what other type of crafting you're up to today.....?!?

    Sarah xxx


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