All the other things

Since putting down my granny square project for a much-needed pause (I’ll get to those borders and assembly in due course), I’ve found myself with a bit of knitting ADD. Or possibly whiplash from having focussed on such a large project for such an amount of time…Or another metaphor which I have yet to come up with. Probably there are a lot more of those out there! Essentially I’ve been doing the knitting things, just with a bit of lack of focus.

But, I have been continuing with the knitting tasks in progress, and remembering the knitting that I have been up to, and things continue and that is all good.

The turquoise lace panel cardigan I’ve been working on now has a body and 1.5 sleeves, which is pretty great – I had rather hoped I’d be father along with it now than I am, but actually this means I am about half a sleeve away from joining for the yoke, and when you’re at the yoke on a bottom-up seamless sweater you are basically done, so that is fantastic. (At some point it’s also going to need a name, and a pattern write-up, so more thought-thinking ahead on that.)

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I have also done a bit of playing with cables in the last few weeks, preparing for the class I taught last weekend at the Knitter’s Frolic here in Toronto. (It was all about cables and working beyond the basic stitches, and it was fun and I will definitely teach it again).

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The side effect, of course, is that in playing with cables even just for the exercise of it, I got thinking about other things to do with cables, and now I think I may just spend my summer knitting cables all the time. I think having a crochet-filled winter stole some of my beloved cable knitting time from me and now my brain wants that fixed! Which, really, I am totally okay with fixing that.

Also, not for nothing, but you know what else I did? I discovered a pair of socks that I’d finished back in October except for the finishing. So I sewed up the toes and wove in the ends on those suckers. New/old pair of Jaywalkers, here we are.

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I hope you’re discovering some new knitting adventures this week, even if they are not so much new as old things being rediscovered – those can be new adventures too.

Happy Monday!

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Project: new sweater design by me

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Damsel, in ‘mermaid’ blue

Project: cable swatches for a future project
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran, in ‘peacock’ blue

Project: Jaywalker socks
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, in ‘hermosa’

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10 comments

  1. Knitting ADD is a good description for what happens between projects for me as well!

  2. love the look of that lace sweater design 🙂

  3. Pretty sweater! Also, instant socks are the best!

  4. Linda A · ·

    My vote is in for the turquoise lace panel cardigan! Looks interesting and love
    that color.

  5. The lace panel in your turquoise sweater made me think of a waterfall I saw as a teenager: Multnomah, I think, out in Washington state. Lovely!

  6. Lynda in Oregon · ·

    Multnomah Falls is in Oregon. And definitely lovely — as are Bridal Veil Falls, Horsetail Falls, Fairy Falls, and all the 76 other rivulets, cascades, and thunderers along the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.

    In fact, a book of knitted lace patterns, each based on one of the iconic falls, sounds to me like a zillion-seller! Here’s a link to a photo of Fairy Falls, just to get you started! http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws/image_new.php?num=4054

  7. So sad I had to miss your class at the Frolic!

  8. Yay! That’s like finding a $20 bill in the washer!

  9. Love the sweater

  10. Cables are fun and these cables are beautiful!

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