Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Back to old crap*

*crap: lovingly used for old WIPs

So, last year in October I decided to cast on for the Featherweight Cardigan (rav link) because it would be so nifty to have a light weight cardi when it was getting colder and it would be the perfect layering piece and...well. Not so much. The cardi was begun in some vintage 2ply yarn, that said 'fingering' on the label, but is definitely lace weight at nowadays standards. I had no idea how much yardage there was, but since it was about 280 grams, I guessed I was safe. (I am, BTW.) Winding it into balls from the skeins it came in was a bitch. The single strands clung to each other as if there was no tomorrow and more than once I had to cut and begin anew. Thanks to a patient husband we made it through all of that was there and I was left with about 260 grams.

As always, the first bout of knitting on a new piece went swimmingly. I don't really know what made me stop, I just did once I reached the underarms and had knit the body more than halfway through. Wait a minute, now writing this I remember: I couldn't decide what kind of rib I wanted to use. Definitely not the 1x1, I don't like that much. 2x2, or any other? See, I couldn't decide. So the "GrĂ¼nes Fliegengewicht" (rav link) lingered.

Two nights ago I was so pissed off with the design I'm working on that I decided to take a break from it. It's not that the design is bad, I just have to figure out some numbers and need to think about that for a while. So back to the green flyweight I went.

The body is done and one of the sleeves almost. I did a broken garter 2x2 rib, to make it lie almost flat and not pull in as 2x2 rib. The photo was taken before I got to the sleeve, but you get the picture.

Expect a FO soon. Maybe.


Knitrageous said...

Just stumbled across your blog. Nice. I have the hardest time finishing. It may be finished except for the ends being woven in or maybe blocking. Don't know why! I need to work on that! ;)
Knitrageous (Jamye)


Holly said...

This is a beautiful cardi! Keep at it! Will be following to watch for FO updates! Cleaning my studio today and will reward myself with getting to work on a UFO.