Archive for July, 2011

yarn is useful

boxes of yarn may come in handy when you least expect it.

useful yarn
for instance when painting cupboard doors

we’re using them when renovating our kitchen.

useful yarn
cupboard doors were green, now they’re grey

i knit whilst waiting for the paint to dry. which doesn’t take that long actually when it’s warm and dry out.

Laban wearing a green sleeve
laban likes to participate

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on an impulse, i decided to try to finish this old thing instead of buying new yarn for a summer project. i started this cardigan in june 2005, so if i finish it soon, it will only have taken me six years! and i’m really looking forward to wearing it! does this mean that i am totally unaware of current fashion or that the design is timeless? i’m going with timeless design.

there was even a kal for this wrap/cardigan way back when that i joined with great enthusiasm. experience has since taught me not to join knit-a-longs since they are the kiss of death for my knitting projects. join a kal and loose all enthusiasm! don’t misunderstand me  – they’re great – but they don’t work for me.

anyway, i found a finished back, a finished right front and the beginnings of a left front in an old knitting bag and decided to give it another go. luckily, i’d scribbled all my project notes into the book, so it was easy just to pick it up where i’d left off. the tricky thing is always gauge of course, my gauge tend to change from day to day, but so far it looks ok.

lucky clover lace wrap
the colour is a bit off in this photo

i only have a few cm left on the second sleeve and a veeeery long neckband to knit and after that it’s time to block! my goal is to finish the whole thing by the end of the week. i have no idea if it will actually fit in the end. i guess we’ll see!

lucky clover lace wrap
i have more finished pieces that these now

i actually have a bunch of fo’s that i haven’t blogged, i’ll try to remedy that soon.

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