My current work in progress:

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

Third Quadrant

I am still working on the third quadrant of my Rose Cardigan — this is the back left piece:

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I ought to be able to finish it tonight or tomorrow, The it will be one to the last quadrant: right front. After that, there is still a lot of work to be done on the cardigan — all the ribbing, the neck/front bands, and of course seaming.

The pattern calls for a sportweight yarn, but the yarn I am using , Malabrigo Mechita, is listed as a fingering weight. But knit at the pattern gauge, it makes the most gorgeous drapey knitted fabric. And I think the dyeing is perfect for the pattern. It looks wonderful in reverse stockinette stitch. This adds up to a make this a very enjoyable project. One the one hand I am eager to finish this to  see how it looks completed, but on the other hand, I’ll miss knitting this.

Someone has a Birthday Coming Up

Hard to believe, but Loki is turning seven years old on Monday, April 16. He was two years old when I adopted him, so I never knew him as a kitten.

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Can you imagine what an adorable kitten he must have been?

Happy birthday, Loki!

April 8

How’s that for a compelling blog post title?

Thank you for all the good wishes for my blogiversary. Blogs are really a thing of the past at this point, yet I continue to write mine from time to time. I guess that makes me a thing of the past too, huh? I do post almost every day on my Instagram account where I am @wendy_knits, so do feel free to follow me there. Most of those posts are Loki-related, but I’m trying to make an effort to post more knitting content there.

Speaking of knitting content . . .

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That is the front left quadrant of my Rose Cardigan, which I completed yesterday. I started on the third quadrant:

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This is such a fun knit — there are enough different things going on at the same time to keep it interesting!

Now I need to go play with this little guy:

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He has been waiting patiently!

Blogiversary

Today is my blogiversary! Sixteen years ago today I started writing this blog. Time sure flies, doesn’t it?

On to business . . .

The winners of a free pattern for Sandra C.’s lovely Mountain Peak Mitts are (by Ravelry ID):

  • wingmarion
  • milai
  • knittingrd
  • margvv

Each of these four lovely knitters has (or will shortly) receive a copy of Sandra C.’s lovely Mountain Peak Mitts pattern, 2 gifted from me, and 2 gifted from the designer herself. Thank you again, Sandra C., for your generosity!

Current Knitting

My current work in progress is Andrea Mowry’s gorgeous Rose Cardigan. as soon as I saw the pattern on Ravelry, I fell in love with it. I had some fun figuring out what yarn and colorways to use. I settled on Malabrigo Mechita, and picked out 4 colorways — shown in my last blog post.

Since then, I swapped out one of the colors as I found one that I think works better. This is the final line-up:

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From top to bottom, the colors are Sheri, Sirenas, Indiecita, and Ninfas.

And here is the first quadrant completed.

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I changed the rate of decrease at the top of the sleeve so I’d have a roomier sleeve, and more of a straight shoulder line. The Mechita yarn knit at the sportweight gauge (it is technically a fingering weight yarn) is gorgeous — it has a beautiful drape.

Speaking of beautiful . . .

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It’s Mister Paws!