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!