Its been one of those weeks knit wise. Everything I’ve tried to knit just hasn’t worked.
I used needles to big on a cuddly toy and had to frog it. Reknitting on smaller ones (photo to come when finished)
And there was a tiny gauge issue.
Ok, a big one.
Alright, alright, an enormous one!
Engel wanted a light blanket (seeing as all mine tend to be garter stitch and wool held double for extra coziness, none where suitable for the task of a light summer blanket) so I had a look on Ravelry, spotted a mesh type pattern that would be suitable, grabbed my biggest circular needles (8mm) and cast on as many stitches as could fit the 20cm cable.
Previously I’d cast on 10, did a few rows and reckoned I’d need 350ish stitches…which was what I had roughly on the needles.
I knit an inch, and it was hard going the stitches were so tight together, but hey, it was looking good size wise.
I knit another inch. It was looking quite roomy.
I knit another inch. The stitches were really opening up now, and it was getting bigger.
I knit another inch, looked at the mass of wool (6 balls worth for 4 inches here) and decided to pull it off the needles and compare to an actual blanket.
It could go from the foot of the bed to the head, then back to the foot, then back to the head…
I did realise I only needed 106 stitches for a rather roomy double however.
So frogged the lot, took a good hour winding the wool back up and I’ve cast it back on. I’m only at two inches and barely any wool used…
In fact, because of the fiasco, not a single ball of wool this week has been finished.
But in other news, my cthuhlu campaign has gone absolutely crazy, and its brilliant, but I’m only just keeping the whole thing reigned together. Felix is learning and growing scarily fast, we’re getting to her stringing words together into almost sentences. Lastly, Engel had an accident with his finger and an axe. Its still attached, but he’s chipped the bone, it needs the nail removed and then the flesh drained.
And he wonders why I’m so stressed!
Enough of such things, lets distract you readers with a few knitted goodies from the archives that aren’t on the blog yet!
Today: Roly Poly Kitties!
Its a free online pattern by Karen Null, and its adorable, quick, and great for scraps!
Till next week.