Knitting

Two on the Needles

Hooray for October and Happy Friday!

The weather is quite chilly lately, and damp.  Much needed rain has greened the grass a bit.  Woodpeckers have returned to the feeders after a short absence.  Leaves are falling but the only colors so far are dirty yellow and brown.  Still, I love this beginning of autumn.

No FOs for me this week, but there are a couple of knitting projects getting attention when I’m not working on the crochet blanket.

2-DSCN3837The Camellia Dolman for ~R~ is growing.  Instead of knitting the pattern as written for a cardigan, I’ve added a front panel and am knitting it as a pullover in the round.  The yarns are incredibly soft and the pattern easy to follow.  I am using new-to-me needles, ordered by mistake.  Knitters Pride Cubics are actually square and very comfortable.  A good mistake!  I’m on round 114 of 188, close to 500 stitches per row.

1-DSCN3833Barndom is growing as well.  The ribs are formed by an interesting slip stitch and cable combination.  It takes some concentration and stitch markers are a must.  I’m really pleased with the way the colors play together.

I may need to set these projects aside briefly.  There’s a pair of unfinished fingerless mitts hiding somewhere and my hands are getting chilly.

Enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet

 

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10 thoughts on “Two on the Needles

  1. Camellia is so pretty. You are so smart to add a panel to make it a pullover. Glad the mistake ended up being useful. Solid progress on this shawl.

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  2. Very nice! 500 stitches in one row, wow! How long does that take? We went to a fair in Chicago where a woman had drop spindles and I thought of you. Is it hard to learn? The lady gave our GS a spindle and some roving which is why I ask.

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    1. There are lots of beginning videos on You Tube. I taught myself to use the drop spindle by watching the videos over and over. I hope your GS has fun with it.

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  3. What a unique pattern the Camellia Dolman pattern is – and I really prefer the pullover with the panel added. What is an FO?

    Thanks for stopping by my knitting site. I have neglected it lately, mostly b/c I can’t knit at the moment… But also b/c I’m working a lot on my two other websites.

    I’m crocheting a granny square curtain for our kitchen at the moment… and my oldest daughter wants a set of the same curtains. 😊 My sister wants a dresser scarf, and I’m also crocheting a doily to put under the glass of a picture frame – and will have handles on it to make it a tray.

    Did you say you’re crocheting a blanket? Do you have any pics?
    Jo

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    1. FO stands for Finished Object. I’m hoping the Spice of Life blanket will be finished soon. The last update post was here. Your kitchen curtains sounds like a fun project.

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