Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Needlework Tuesday - Knitting, Knitting and Knitting.

I've been in a knitting mood lately. I'm thinking it's partially because of the colder weather and partially because I have a new project to work on.

The first thing I've been knitting is my temperature scarf. I'm completely up-to-date and am really liking how the colours are going together. As you can see, I'm into the greens now.  Yesterday we were less than a degree away from a blue (that's Brrr...) and tomorrow we might actually get back into a yellow. Yay! It'll only last a day, though, but I'll take it. Here's a small snippet of the scarf:

I've also been making good progress on my sweater. I'm just about to start decreasing the stitches for the arm holes on the back. Here's what I've done so far:

I fixed a mistake I made in the beginning (because of a mistake in the pattern) and then went on to start the cable section on the back of the sweater. I love cables. They look complicated, but aren't. They are almost like magic! I managed to screw up one of them by doing a C4B, C4F instead of a C4F, C4B. By the time I found it, I had already done a row and a half past the mistake. Somehow, I managed to fix it without undoing a whole lot of work...only 2 half rows. Amazingly, I can't tell where the fix is.   I'm really pleased about how quickly it's knitting up.  Instead of starting the front next, I think I might tackle a sleeve.  They are all ribbing and as much as I like cables, I think I'll need a little break once I finish the back.   

I'm having so much fun knitting that I'm going to try to a third needlework project, but just a small one. Many moons ago, I picked up some Bernat Boa for less than a dollar each. I've already made the orange into a hat/scarf set, I'm thinking I'm going to make another set in either white or blue. I'm hoping to have time this week to at least start one of them.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts


  1. I love doing cables as well. You can use a simple yarn/wool and how ever you do the cables, they look great. Love how your sweater is going. you were right when you said there was a lot of ribbing at the waist. I do try to keep myself to two knitting projects at a time, though i'll admit, it can be difficult at times. I haven't knit with boa, what's it like to work with.

    I`m a week behind on my temperatures scarves, though it doesn`t take much to get up to date. Yours is looking great. I do think that today will add a new colour.

  2. Your sweater is going to be beautiful! I love the color. And no matter what you say, those cables have got to be complicated. :)

    Knitting seems like such an appropriate craft for fall - I always picture myself curled up by a fire, knitting away, but my knitting skills are nearly nonexistent.


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