Christmas Knitting Update

Well I am not going to say too much as I am recording my last podcast of 2010 this weekend, however for those of you who like to see photos of my work, I thought I’d do a little update post.  I’ll explain this on the podcast anyway but, just briefly, I am on my last Christmas knitting project!  Hurrah!  I cheated slightly and decided to not do one of the hat projects I’d pencilled in, as I was having real issues with the sizing and was adamant that it would be a stash busting project.  So the cable hat is gone.  But the Cerus Scarf is coming along nicely.  Here are some photos:

I am using Rowan Tapestry, which I understand is a discontinued yarn (I got it as a bargain off Ebay).  Here is some information from the Rowan website about the yarn:

A beautiful blend of 70% wool and 30% soybean, Tapestry is a warm soft yarn that has excellent wearability and a soft gentle drape. This self striping yarn is easy to care for and knits to a standard DK tension.

It’s a shame the yarn is discontinued as it is lovely to knit with and the colourway is gorgeous.  The project is knitting up slowly.  Basically the scarf is knit horizontally so each row is 140 stitches.  It’s going to take a while… hopefully no more than 2 weeks!  The linen stitch is a lovely pattern and extremely simple.  You’ll have it memorised after a row or two.  The other great thing is it is a reversible scarf with both sides looking attractive.

This is the right side:

This is the wrong side:

It this photo you can see the nice edge the long tail cast on gives.  If you aren’t familiar with this cast on I suggest you give it a try.  It’s my favourite.

The other confession I should make is that I have actually purchased a couple of gifts now – not many though.  I was running out of time to complete my final few handmade gifts.  So I estimate that I have made 75% of all my Christmas presents.  I’m pretty happy with that.  100% was a little too ambitious perhaps.  Let’s hope people like their gifts.  More on the podcast!


2 Responses to “Christmas Knitting Update”

  1. 1 athursdayschild has a long way to go and much to be thankful for. 13/12/2010 at 1:22 am

    I have knitted off and on over the years. I’m really just a beginner. I’m actually a weaver. Your knitting project resembles weaving to some extent. I’ve been fascinated with cables and am trying to learn them. I’ve put my knitting projects on my blog.

    • 2 imakehandmade 13/12/2010 at 6:51 am

      Hi there – thanks for your message. You are right, the project has a woven quality – it is the horizontal stitches. I am going to check out your blog now. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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