Wasted Time?

Christmas has come and gone – time spent with husband and daughter no 2, trips to pantomime and avoiding sales – just John Lewis (online) – just ordinary family things and in between – you guessed it knitting! So what have I started/finished over the Festivities?

Charm – Kim Hargreaves – Rowan Felted Tweed in Pine – finished and I’m really pleased with this

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Hitchiker – Malabrigio sock yarn in Archangel – easy knit to take to the Sunday Knitting Club

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Drops – tunic for a friend started and finished! She loves it!

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The neck was changed after this photo was taken because it was too low – just continued cable for 2 more twists. It looks much better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie – Kim Hargreaves Rowan Fine Milk Cotton – back finished

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Obviously I didn’t have much else to do

 

Oh and I also reknitted Calisto -(see earlier post) but this time it was too small so frogged again!!

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To Frog or not to Frog?

Eugh!!! I was getting on so well with Calisto, the pattern was just perfect and I was sure the yarn was right and it would look great.

Easy knit and adapted the pattern as I thought I wouldn’t have enough yarn, got into a bit of a tangle when I tried to undo two rows at a time whilst on needle. But all seemed alright.

BUT as I got nearer to the end I began to think that it was going to be HUGE when it came off the needles and my euphoria began to subside. Would it be so big that I couldn’t wear it? There was only one way to to find out so it was off the needles and round my neck – Speaking of frogs we seem to be getting quite a few brought indoors especially in the evenings by another member of the household – he who is black and white and a bit special. No it’s not a murder on the TV but a serial killer on the loose in the kitchen!

“Me? No I would never do anything like that”  but the evidence is for all to see – hopping round the tiles screaming.

But back to the main question to frog or not well let’s see

It looks too big even without the fringe so I guess it will be frogged and re knitted on a smaller needle and less stitches. 4=1inch so maybe 180 stitches instead of 220. What do you think?

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