During my recent trip, I brought some of my WIPs, plus some new yarn to start projects and try out patterns. That’s how ambitious I was. Did I really think I was going to have so much time to just sit and knit or crochet? I didn’t know, but I was prepared, just in case I did.
It was only after I got to the hotel and unpacked that I noticed this. What’s wrong with these pictures? They’re all knitting projects !!
Who would have thought? Maybe because I have a little more patience now than I did before, and I’m a little more comfortable when following knitting directions and patterns and understand what all those abbreviations and letters mean (oh, there’s still some abbreviations out there that I don’t know and get confused when I try to follow it; and knitting lace still seems like a forever-to-learn project). Or maybe because I only have two-three skeins of the sample yarn, and knitting uses up less yarn in a project than crocheting. Whatever the case, I’m starting more and more knit projects.
Ok, so these ones are all in the same pattern – the Trellis Lace Scarf. That’s what happens when I learn a new pattern and it actually turns out half-way decent, so I just use the same pattern in two-three projects. It didn’t come out the same way as the original pattern, so I experimented with different yarns, and a little modification – from one to three ribbed columns. The multi-coloured purplish one is the one I was working on while waiting for the rains to stop at the US Open Tennis games. It’s coming along well. The brown one in the middle is a variation. And the red on the right is one I started during my travels; I think I started this on the plane. I thought the colour variations would look good with the pattern, but I’m not seeing it yet. Maybe when it’s done.
Here’s one I finished, soon after I got home. It’s made with the Lion Brand merino wool, knit in the round, in a simple pattern: k2 p2 for two rows, then knit all around for two rows; alternate the four rows to width desired. I also used two different colours for the two sets, which gives it a little ripply effect on the eyes. I’m happy with the way this turned out; and the yarn is soft and cuddly too!
Just before I left on the trip, I got the Malabrigo Ravelry Red samples that I had bought. So, during the plane trip, I started on a moss stitch pattern. (sorry for the blurry picture; I still haven’t gotten the hang of taking pictures with a phone camera!) This is what it looked like at the beginning.
I’m about two feet into the project, and I’ve already improvised on the pattern. We’ll see how it turns out later.