My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm 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!