Another finished project – the beautiful In Threes cardigan from “Kelly Without a Net” for my girl. I love the way this one lives up to its name. Three bands of garter stitch top and bottom. Three buttons. Three attempts at row 36*. All for my three year old daughter. I am very happy with it and more than delighted with what I’ve learned from it. Button holes, armholes, increases, binding off sections within a row, casting on within a row, and the value of sheer dogged determination. I’ve also done my first Russian join (not signing up to foreign intelligence as the Mister quipped) and learned that not every mistake is a dropped stitch, but may well be a twisted stitch. I’ve discovered that even though continental knitting is quicker, I really have to watch my tension (gauge) and it might just be wiser to get better at English-style. Thank you so much to every one who helped me to learn on this project.
I now have a sneaking feeling that I may have to add a couple more projects to my list. I seem to be finishing things more often than I expected. My next project will be the Stephen West Purl Ridge scarf (Non-Ravelry link here) as we are now into the 6 week nursery holiday and my free time and concentration will be limited. This one will teach me knitting in the round. I’ve been dithering over Babette, after seeing Project: Stash’s lovely start on this beauty (sorry, no non-Rav link). Still, we are not exactly short of beautiful bed coverings in this house, especially considering that we use duvets and I’ve already made two blankets this year**, so there is no rush to decide.
Thank you for reading, and good luck with your projects too. Many thanks too if you’ve followed the redirect across from mixedbabygreens – much appreciated, and apologies for any inconvenience.
* I should say that row 36 is not in the slightest bit difficult, I just made a whole raft of school-girl errors before getting it right.
** Three if you count the baby blanket that took nearly three years to finish.