My current work in progress:

Rose Cardigan, designed by Andrea Mowry, knit from Malabrigo Mechita, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

Happy December!

It’s Monday, but I’m not going to work. I had the foresight to take today off, so I won’t be back to the daily grind until tomorrow. Aren’t I a clever girl?

Guess what I finished?

amphoralucy1 Happy December!

More photos on the official Amphora page.

Guess what else I finished?

booga89nov30 Happy December!

Here’s what it looked like before felting:

felted1128 Happy December!

Guess what I started?

fern1130 Happy December!

This is Fern, from Alice Starmore’s book Stillwater. I’m knitting it in Classic Elite Devon, which is 90% wool and 10% silk. It comes in 50 gram skeins of 123 yards each. The color is called “Ivybridge.”

Some of you might recall when I first mentioned using this yarn for this design, I was a little concerned that it might be too dark to show the pattern well. I’m pleased to report that the pattern shows nicely, more so than the photo depicts.

I started knitting with an Addi Turbo, but switched to an ebony needle — I found the Addi Turbos to be too slippery. I think the silk content in the yarn makes it slide more than juast wool would. The yarn has a nice light, crisp hand, and should be comfy for indoor wear.

I altered the pattern slightly — rather than the diagonal texture pattern that is used for the sides of the sweater, I substituted a fisherman’s rib (right side: k1 p1 across, wrong side: p across). I thought the pattern used was a little too busy.

I am knitting the bobbles, though I originally thought not to. They aren’t too large and I like them, so I’m happy I decided to include the little guys.

The discerning among you will see something else new in my list of WIPs. I’ll talk about it tomorrow. 🙂

Lucy had a fun Thanskgiving — here she is in her daddy’s lap.

lucy113003 Happy December!