The Knitting Channel is hosting a KAL for Berroco's Wren Cardi. Hop on over and sign up if you'd like to knit along with the rest of us. This time, I think I might actually have some companions in knitting.
I'm knitting Wren with a yarn I picked up on a steal from elann.com last summer. It is Filatura Di Crosa Adhoc Sandalo, in a colour called Cinnamon. The yarn is 100% Silk Noile, and meant to be knit at a DK gauge, but I'm knitting it slightly airy on 5mm needles for Wren. The pattern calls for worsted gauge (20st = 4"), and I'm getting that gauge on the 5mm.
I have started the back in the extra small size, but made a modification to get a 17" back instead of 16". I cast on 99 sts on 4mm and knit the ribbed rows; then decreased to 90 instead of 80 sts. Then I'm working a few extra shaping decreases through the waist. I'm going to work the front as is because the pattern already includes extra fabric for wrapping around my less-than-endowed, um, front parts. I'm thinking about modifying the sleeves to make them 1x1 ribbed overall, but haven't decided yet. And I'm thinking of modifiying the shawl collar to a narrow band of edging to get a different effect there too, but again haven't decided.
No progress to report on Moonlight Sonata, but I figure that since I seem to be K-alonging with myself on this one, I can set whatever pace I wish.
I have made nice progress on my first sock in Butterscotch DK. I love this cheerful colour. I've just arrived at the heel flap. Had lots of time to work on it yesterday while sitting around in various waiting rooms.
A little weekend work, ready to get packaged up and mailed off. Here we have (from left to right): APRICOT(handwash merino DK); FUZZY PEACH (totally reminds me of the candies/ handwash merino DK); and two skeins of BUTTERSCOTCH (washable sport sock/handwash merino fingering).
And WOOT! It's GIRLY CAMO. I've figured it out for the second time. This time done on Debbie Bliss Washable Merino DK. Mmmm...mmmm...and available in shop.