Right now I have two projects on the go….well with the bad weather outside, and a nice cosy fire inside, what’s a girl to do….
I bought some beautiful Sirdar Escape DK at Vibes & Scribes – what an amazing shop this is, go down into the basement, and I dare you to come out without being tempted to buy something! They have wool, wool and more wool, knitting needles, patterns, ideas and help, and an arts and crafts shop on the ground floor. Sorry, I got distracted there. The wool is self striping, and mine is in shades of pink, purple, peach, tangerine, and I am making cardigans for my grandchildren. The pattern is one from Ravelry (another favourite place) and is called Sweet and Simple Cardigan -it is knit in one piece to the armholes, and then divided, and the fronts and back worked separately. There is a wide band in garter stitch and then stocking stitch for the rest, and it looks lovely when you see the effect, though when I showed my granddaughter on Skype what I was doing, she wasn’t impressed and said ‘that doesn’t look like a cardigan’…just wait Caitlin, it’s growing every day!
My second project is a shrug for me. I bought a lovely vintage dress on my last trip to Dublin, and as it is sleeveless, I thought it needed something for when I am out on a posh night out! It’s another Ravelry pattern- Irish Moss Shrug, it has a 4 row pattern, and is a bit slower than the plain knitting. I am almost finished the first ball now and am about half way through. The wool is Aria Double Knitting, and has little black sequins on it so it will be nice for night time. I tried to take a few photos but the black doesn’t photograph too well, I may have to wait till it’s finished and I am wearing it over my new dress.