Monday, August 16, 2010

Closer to cardigan

The green cardigan is progressing. The body is done and I'm now working on the first sleeve.  I started knitting it flat, but am considering ripping it out to knit it in the round.  If the body hasn't got any seams in it, why should the sleeves?

I've nearly finished the first of the Magic Mirror socks too. I think they look pretty good.  I'm curious if the biasing will chill out a bit after I wash them. It doesn't affect the fit of the socks in any way, but it does make them look funny when they're flat.
Am about four rounds into the latest KAL by WendyKnits--a Pi shawl in honor of Elizabeth Zimmermann's 100th birthday.  I don't really need a new project but something lacy was appealing.  (Don't ask me why the already in progress cobweb weight Errold's Grove shawl didn't count.)  I'm using some Misti Alpaca lace yarn in a dark burgundy colorway.  I declined to make a gauge swatch, in favor of just getting started.  Of course since I chose to do that, I'm not sure I like the fabric I'm getting with size 6 needles.  May drop it back to size 4 or 5.  Would like a bit of a lacy look to the solid portions of the shawl but not quite as lacy as I'm getting.

1 comment:

~RaenWa~ said...

I have thought about knitting a baby sweater because well an adult one is just way to big to tackle at the moment lol. The socks are looking good.

I was also thinking about joining Wendy's KAL but I didn't have enough of anything that I liked enough so I may do it after the whole pattern is posted.

You picked a pretty color yarn for your Pi Shawl.