Mystery: Week 6

Mystery: Week 6

I know that it took me an entire week to post about week 6 but last week was busy so I’m sorry.

This week was the Tweed Stitch and we finally used color C. I enjoyed making it but changing colors every two rows was a lot, a least the yarn was carried up the side.

Week 6

 

This week we were to make 2 so again my mom and I each made one. Mine is on the left hers is on the right. You can see that are gauge is different so they are a little different in size. We’ll make it work.

When I’m done typing this I’ll get working on week 7 and have a new post for you all soon.

Let me know how you’re doing on this KAL/CAL.

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Mystery: Week 4

Mystery: Week 4

This weeks clue was the Daisy Stitch. It’s different than the last couple of weeks because of the four row repeat until you get to six inches. I do like this stitch but the video was necessary in understanding what to do and how to do it. Also the instructions just said to do the Daisy stitch without written instructions. Even the chart just says Daisy stitch.

Here’s a link to the video Yarnspirations posted

It definitely helped and now I’ve got it.

 

The thing about the Daisy Stitch is that the WS is where all the work is done. It’s really interesting because the RS and the WS are so distinct.

Right Side
Right Side

 

Wrong Side
Wrong Side

The pattern is a 4 row repeat. I repeated them 5 times and then row 1 and 2 to get to the six inches and then cast off. It’s really important to stay loose and keep an even tension through out. It sort of ends up a little rectangular but when I stretched it a bit it became more of a square.

I have to make 8 squares but I only have 4 done so I have to get working.

Update on last weeks clue, the instructions were to make 8 and I only had 4 done when this weeks clue was released. My mom has taken them over and she has two left to make.

 

If you’re doing this KAL/CAL let me know how you’re doing in the comments.

My Second Sweater

My Second Sweater

Last year after I finished my first sweater, I decided to start a second one. And it took a whole year to finish.

Well not really, I started on the sleeves and knit them both at the same time, then the back and the front was started and not finished. It was left on the needle for more than 8 months until I got it back out to finish it. Then I cast it off and it stayed in four pieces for about a month until my mom seamed up the sides for me. We also did the collar after it was seamed together and then the last thing added were the sleeves.

I don’t seam things up myself, my mom always does it for me and I’m grateful because she does an amazing job.

Sweater

 

If you remember my first sweater it ended up being way to big and bulky and it was short and boxy on me. What I did to make this sweater better fit was to modify the first pattern I used to make this one. I put my first one on and pulled the sleeves and body to me and marked it and then subtracted the number of stitches and that worked.

I used the same yarn as the first one, Lion Brand’s Heartland in Olympic. I love this shade of blue and this sweater looks much better than the first. It may have taken a long while to finish but I’m grateful its done.

I love it so much that I’ve worn it two days in a row.

 

Also I’ve listed new items in my Etsy shop. A baby blanket and a lap blanket.

 

Has it taken you over a year to finish a project? Let me know in the comments.

 

Scarf of the Day: No. 22

Scarf of the Day: No. 22

Today’s scarf is a pseudo-cowl. It’s another Enterlac piece that I made.

My first blog post about Entrelac can be read here, my very first Scarf of the Day. This wasn’t really a pattern in the book but just the tutorials in the beginning included how to do Entrelac in a triangle.

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I had bought three skins of Lion Brands Hometown USA, I knit something up but didn’t like it. So when it was all done I undid it and made something else.

I ended up not liking that either so I undid it and made this instead.

I love the way it ended up and how the colors helped enhance the pattern. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get something right.

Have you ever finished a project just to undo it and start over again?

Scarf of the Day: No. 12

Scarf of the Day: No. 12

Today’s scarf I had to search for.

It was not with all my others hanging in my room but actually in our hall closet. With it I also found some gloves and a hat I had completely forgotten about.

Anyway, this scarf my mom made for me years ago. The yarn had been part of our stash for a while so she used it and I love the way the colors ended up.

The striping of the purple, blues, and green was very interesting. The only thing is that it curls because of the stockinette even with the edging.

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I braided the fringe on the end when I was bored and it stayed like that.