Thank you so much to everyone who commented on the Caravay sweater I knit for Emma. I received so many lovely comments, both on here and on Ravelry. I am really pleased to be able to share knitting projects with this community. Knitters are the best!
When I decided to knit Caravay, I realised that I had a firm deadline, and I put everything else aside in order to finish it on time. So, now that I’m done, what’s next? I am trying to find something new and exciting to cast on, but in the meantime, I should probably start by looking at my WIPs.
I had four projects on the go at the time. Here are progress photos I took of these projects before putting them aside.
Koko by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
This is an absolutely beautiful shawl design. But what on earth prompted me to knit this with a fingering weight yarn when the pattern calls for sportweight? In order to get the right dimensions with the fingering weight, I had to add a bunch of pattern repeats, so there are more stitches on the needle and more rows to the inch than the original. I cast this on in April 2020, and fear that I will never finish it. Part of me wants to give up and make it into a cushion, but it would make a very striking shawl.
Fractal Danger by Martina Behm
I cast this on in April 2021 (hmm, there seems to be a trend with April cast-ons that go nowhere). I started it in order to have a quick knit – it takes one skein and makes a small pretty shawl. I got half-way and stalled. The sad thing is I could probably finish it in a few days, but I’m just not feeling it now.
Myrtle by Kate Davies
i adore this summer-y version of Kate’s pattern. I am definitely going to finish this, but….it’s a short-sleeved lace tee shirt and its zero degrees out now. I’m not feeling the summer knitting vibe.
Gresham Wrap by Michael Vloedman
My family bought this kit for me as a birthday gift in September. The design is really pretty, and I love the bright colours set against the white. I had just started it when I had to put it aside to concentrate on Emma’s pulli.
So, what’s next? Here’s a clue:
Pretty, huh? I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!
The right choice! Plus, the Koko design would make a striking cushion, so you’d lose nothing in terms of impact. If you feel you have enough shawls in your wardrobe, go with the home dec alternative.
The right choice! Plus, the Koko design would make a striking cushion, so you’d lose nothing in terms of impact. If you feel you have enough shawls, go with the home dec alternative.
Sorry! My first reply didn’t seem to go through, so I typed it all again . . .
Some great WIPs to play with when you are in the mood. I’d be interested to see how you finish the neck of Myrtle. A few years ado I made a cotton DK vest style top and the neck finishing was a disaster. All I had to do was to pick up and knit a number of stitches then cast them all off – the pick ups really showed holey in several places and the cast off just looked ‘lumpy’. It’s put me off working with summer cotton garments.
I think I’d be tempted to make a cushion, it would be a real statement piece on a chair.
You have some great projects on the go! They will be quick finishes when you are in the mood for them 🙂 I would definitely go for the cushion option for the Koko.
Everything looks divine. It’s like you just made it through a project traffic jam and now it is full steam ahead!