I have spent the last few weeks working on gifts. First all the St Kilda gear for James, then some top secret gear for a swap on Ravelry and now my Mother In Laws Birthday Cardigan.
The speed of the continental style is really helping me churn through lots of projects. I am so pleased that I gave it a go. It’s really amazing how comfortable it feels for me, AND how extremely quick it is. Thank you, thank you Penni and YouTube.
The swap projects are for a Bendigo Woolen Mills Forum Group swap on Ravelry. I can only give a sneaky peeky and I can not say a word more about them.
Well, perhaps I could just tell you that it is knit with Bendigo Woollen Mills Boutique shade coffee. One of their limited runs, a merino, B/L and mohair blend – lovely to knit with and soft next to the skin but a bit hazy on stitch definition.
Now, I have gone back to my Mother In Law’s birthday cardigan. The 28 cm of pleats seemed to be neverending but I have finished the decreases and now onto stocking stitch section. It is moving along nicely now, and I am looking forward to getting to dividing for the fronts and backs. It only has short sleeves too so that bit should be nice and quick.
I am knitting it in Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton, shade New Ochre. I am finding it very slippery and difficult to get even tension. I am a bit disappointed with this aspect but hopefully it will block out a bit.