There has been some glorious knitting time over Christmas, lots of lounging around watching movies or listening to audiobooks while children watched movies ð
Item the First: Gail aka Nightsongs Shawl
This fetching puddle of colour is actually 5 repeats of the Gail shawl. The Malabrigo Lace is slightly fluffy feeling on the fingers, but runs smoothly enough so long as I don’t let my skin get dry and snaggy. Although you can’t see it here (and won’t really until it is blocked) the lace pattern is showing up nicely despite the strong colours. I am really enjoying this shawl!
Item the Second: Tempestuous Romance
This stripeyness is a Tempest cardi, with which I am having a wild and passionate affair – madly knitting just about every day for the past 10 days, and am now finished the narrow stripes ready to do the wide stripes across the bust. The colours are not revealing themselves very well here – the light blue is close, but the darker stripes are much more purple than the brown they appear here.
I am knitting this in the round rather than in pieces, keeping the shaping as is, and did a folded hem using a provisional cast-on which I knitted in as if doing a 3 needle bind-off. I got the height wrong the first time and had to tink back one row, and joined on the wrong side, but it sits quite well now considering it hasn’t been washed and blocked yet.
It is a little snug around the hips, but I’m hoping that it will flop out nicely when washed and blocked, and that losing the Christmas excess will help too..
Other items currently floating around include Sophie’s Nereid mitts – I did finish them only to discover that the second was half a repeat too long, so have ripped back to my error and will reknit the plain section and ruffle as train etc knitting. I am looking forward to having these done, done and really truly done!!!