Day 1: What was your first finished project?
Day 2: What is currently on your needles?
Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?
Day 4: How did you learn how to knit?
Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?
So I think it’s time I started some sort of knitting related blogging challenge because I’m useless at keeping my blog up to date! So here goes for the 30 day knitting challenge.
I have started another WIP… (and I’m a day late for WIP Wednesday!)
This WIP is the lovely pattern Rock Island by Jared Flood, I’ve wanted to knit this for a long time and finally brought some lovely yarn to do it justice at the Bristol Wool Fair. The yarn is Squeaky Elliot Elfyn’s Lace, in a beautiful navy blue. I really struggle to knit this at knit night or when I’m watching Strictly, it takes lots of concentration, but I am more than half way through the edge repeats.
I’m also still working on my lace weight cardi - this is much better for TV knitting - lots of stockinette. I’ve nearly finished the body, but have brought some more yarn to do the sleeves… I think I will want them at least 3/4 length of more and am very close to the end of the ball just having knit the body - the fronts on this pattern are massive which is why I’ve used more yarn than I anticipated! It drapes beautifully and I can see it being worn a lot, but boy is it boring (yet fiddley) to knit!
Along with all this I have been a naughty girl and brought yarn for a blanket for my BIL, 2 books (from a friend) and I might have just had to buy a pattern I’ve been admiring since it came out… To Grandma’s House by Dandelion Girl. I have no one to knit this for, but it’s such a cute pattern I’m sure I will find someone who will love it! It was 50% off so I really couldn’t resist.
Nurmilintu - giving my hands a break on Flickr.
So the lace weight cardigan hurts my hands, so on my off days (and when I leave my knitting at work so I can run home) I have a second project on the go! This is currently my WIP Nurmilintu shawl.
On posting my WIP yesterday, I realised that I hadn’t shared the pretties that I brought at the first Bristol Wool Fair! And even worse I hadn’t shared that I had been to the Bristol Wool Fair. How remiss of me!
Nearly 2 weeks ago I went to Clifton Downs in Bristol for the first time to visit the Wool Fair. I had a lovely day with my friends from Knit2together, we looked at yarn, we ate (msg) sausages and we looked at some more yarn, then we did our stint at volunteering where I was stewarding the knitathon - so much fun! This involved 20 people knitting one long piece of material in a row. I only came away with the book and the red and blue skeins of yarn.
This made me feel a bit unfulfilled so I went back to the fair on Sunday and found a bargain bin at Rosie’s moments and the pink and purple yarns joined my collection. None of them match, but I love them! I’m sure they will become something beautiful. I also got some sheeps icecream and had a lovely afternoon with my hubbie :)
I really hope there is another Bristol Wool Fair because it was so much fun and nice to have a local wool fair where we can discover new yarns that are being produced locally. Amazing!
Wip Wednesday :) working on a lace weight cardi… it’s painful!
The pattern I’m following is Spirited and the yarn is adriafil zephir 50 which is 50% wool, 50% acrylic. I’m not sure why the yarn hurts so much but it’s going to make a lovely light cardigan in my favourite colour :)
I think this will have short sleeves due to the fact I only purchase 1 skein of this yarn (1367yards), so I’m really hoping there will be enough. The pattern calls for 2000yards in my size, so I’m hoping that the sleeves will be a good proportion of this.