My FO (finished object)

I hope everyone is enjoying November. If you are getting together with friends and family for the holidays, please enjoy the time spent together

I completed the Nimbus cardigan last week and even worn it a coup,e of times. I want to knit this pattern again but the next time I plan to make it longer at least below my hips. I may add a lining to it as well. I just added a photo.

I started the baby gift. It will be a cardigan as well but I’m using some slip stitches for the body since my yarn is variegated. I hope to have some pictures soon.

Wednesday Wrap Up

Hello friends-I am almost complete with my Nimbus cardigan.  I’ve seamed the front sides and back of cardigan so far so good.  I really worked on getting the gauge correct especially since I didn’t use the same yarn as the designer.   Gauge is is either something you put up with or clearly dislike.   I feel that one way to improve your knitting is try things that you aren’t comfortable with doing.   I have a knitting and crocheting bucket list and gauge was at the top of both.

I’m a planner so I already thinking about projects for next year.  Below are  some my items for 2019:

  • Strand and steeking
  • bias knitting
  • double knitting
  • creating a wardrobe
  • brioche
  • gloves

What are some items on your knitting bucket list?  Please leave a response.

Here’s a update of the cardigan.  Although, the gauge is correct for the body of the cardigan.  I will make adjustments are the arms.  I have trouble with fit especially my upper arms-I have muscular arms.  I increased the armholes for the body and now I have to adjust the pattern for the sleeves.  I will have to add additional stitches so I have to do some math based on the armhole openings.  I count every 3rd stitch along the bind of edge.  I’ve calculated that I need to cast on 66 stitches for sleeves.   I’ve done this in the past for other sweaters.  This is something that I’ve come up with for sleeve adjustments.  There are probably other ways to make adjustments on sweaters so please comment if you have another way.  I’m always interested in trying a different technique.

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Friday Night Update-WIP

Hello thanks for stopping by again.   I realize that I’m a seasonal knitter.  Warn snuggly knits for the fall and winter and cool flowing knits for the sspring and summer.   I got a few WIPs on needles.   My primary project is the Nimbus cardigan by Berroco Designs. It was has been easy to knit, there is a 4 inch border of garter stitch and the body is stockinette. This is my first time that I will seam a sweater just six pieces-back, left and right front, sleeves and a collar.  I’ve knitted other sweaters and cardigans before but always in a Ragland or top down.   The yarn I’m using Cascade Ecological Yarn in silver colorway.  I’ve used this yarn for another project so I enjoy working with it.  I should have enough left over of another small project.   I brought the yarn before I choose the project.  I can’t help it.  I go to store and the yarn just starts calling my name.  but I don’t think I’m the only one that has this happen to them.   I’ve noticed that I am gravitating  to grey/silver.

I have a baby gift that I need to complete before the baby arrives.  I trying to work through my stash.  I’m thinking of using Cloudborn Highland Superwash Sock Twist Handpaints in the strawberry fields colorway.   I realized that some of the yarn in my stash is not my color choice.  Either the colors though pretty are not necessarily my color choice.  This is bright a cheery color that all babies need.  Although, the sweater will be a Ragland.  I can’t decide if I want to use some lace detail or let the striping be the star.

So what are WIP, please share and come stop by again.

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