Hello and welcome to my blog!! I am a novice blogger who is obsessed with knitting and anything related to knitting! I have a very patient and understanding husband and a beautiful little girl who is not quite so patient and understanding! I have recently taught myself crochet but have been knitting for several years now, particularly since my daughter was born. I prefer stitch work to colour work and love lace patterns. I love anything pretty or vintage inspired and my favourite designer is Louisa Harding. Please feel free to post any comments or ideas for how I can improve my blog. xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

WIP's and colourwork!

I have just discovered the marvel that is Ravelry! I have been a member for ages but never really got round to looking at it - now I'm printing off patterns for my stash like a demon! I always seem to get impatient and can't wait to finish one project so I can start another! Unfortunately this leads to lots of WIP's! I currently have 6 (that I can remember!)

One of these is an evil fair isle cardigan that I have been knitting for about 6 years now! It is my first and probably last ever attempt at fair isle - I did my usual trick of deciding I wanted to try a new technique and picking the most devilishly complicated pattern to try first! It would be beautiful if I ever finished it, however I now have the problem that as my knitting skills have improved over the past few years the tension on this cardigan varies greatly! I started out knitting the smallest size as I started pre-pregnancy and was a skinny minnie back in those days. I have completed the back and the two fronts of the cardigan and, although the fronts are slightly larger than they should be, the back is truly monstrous! It is larger than the largest size is meant to be! Oh well, one day I will finish it and hopefully be able to do some clever sewing up to hide the size differences! Otherwise my beloved cardigan will end up in the dressing up box for little miss E! Perhaps in future I will leave colourwork to my mother who is a master at it.

I am currently working on a frog jumper for little miss E (colourwork again!) and the beautiful swallowtail shawl. The shawl is going beautifully and I'm thinking of adding beads to it at some point. The frog however is driving me crazy!! Thankfully it's a single motif on the front which I have now completed. My mum assures me it will look a lot better when pressed. Personally I don't think it could look much worse!

That's all for now, will add some pictures to this at some point this week!!

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