Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Needlework Tuesday - Two Completed Projects

Needlework Tuesday is an occasional post detailing my needlework and/or crafting projects.

This week I have an update on two projects from the Mary Maxim's Knit Club of the Month.

Here's the shrug featuring dropped stitches that I mentioned last week.  The dropped stitches run almost the whole length of the shrug (48"), except for 2-3" at each wrist.  There were only 10 stitches that were dropped for the whole project, but surprisingly it took a lot longer than I thought it would to make them "run" as far as they needed to go. I really took my time with that though because I wanted to be careful not to stretch the piece too much.   

I wish that the sleeves tapered a little at the wrist...they are a bit too wide for my liking...but otherwise I like it.

The other Mary Maxim project I finished was a quick cowl, which can be worn as a long circular scarf in the fall or twisted twice (as shown) around the neck in colder weather. The ball of yarn apparently can make 5 of these cowls, but I don't like it enough to make more of them. The pattern, which alternated between lace and cables, wasn't that complicated, but since it's hard to see either of them in this yarn, I'm not sure the work was worth it. In fact, when I made mistakes I didn't even bother to go back and fix them. I just made sure I had the correct number of stitches and continued on.  Even I'd be hard pressed to find the errors.  Also, the colour, called Plum Pudding, isn't a favourite. It contains dark brown, light brown and purple. Do these colours even go together?  Unless I can find a more suitable pattern for this yarn, I'll probably make a scarf out of the rest and put it in the donation box.  

As for new items, I started the project of the week, Sand Layers, from my local yarn store, Wolseley Wool. It's a fairly easy pattern, but I somehow messed it up and was short one stitch. Also, it wasn't laying as flat as I'd like. Since it was knitting up quite quickly and I only had a couple of inches done, I decided to start again. If all goes well, I'll have a photo of the progress next week.

If I remember, I'll also provide an update on my second temperature scarf (mentioned here in a previous post), which caused a small disaster.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.    If you'd done any crafting this week that you'd like to share with others, please head over to Heather's blog and use the Mr. Linky to link up your post, so others can enjoy your creations.  


  1. Hi Marie,
    Love the Cowl, very pretty.
    Have a great day!

  2. The shrug looks great and the sizing is nice.

    I like the colours of the cowl. I do think that the purple and brown look good together.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework tuesday.


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