A Woman of my Word

I promised you pictures, and pictures you shall have.

I currently have four projects on the go, three you can see and one secret one. I'm working on a goal-weight cardigan.

Stranded cardigan

This little curly-Q is going to be a cardigan. I'm going to steek (AH), and it'll have raglan decreases for the arms. Here's a picture of my stranded pattern (I'm designing this).

stranded cardigan

I'm knitting it to fit me minus 30 pounds (my goal weight). So about a size six or eight.

Next on the docket is a baby blankie that I'm finishing up for my friend Terra. See, Terra is expecting a little munchkin in March, and wants to knit only wee baby things. I can't say I blame her, so she bribed me (with lace) to finish this blanket. It's Hemlock Ring, also known as the Swamp Thing pre-blocking.

Terra's Hemlock Ring

I'm just really excited to be casting off. Really excited.

Terra's Hemlock Ring

The cast off for Hemlock Ring takes FOREVER because it's essentially like knitting three rows while casting off a blocked edge, and in between every four stitches, you increase five to make the hole. It's a nightmare, but worth the result.

And finally, I'm going to be teaching a beginner's lace class at The Knitting Room in October. So I'm designing a little sampler scarf for the students.

Sampler scarf

It consists of four blocks--

Joined Rectangles
Sampler Scarf

Sampler Scarf

Sampler Scarf

Wandering Ivy
Sampler scarf

And then one more block that the students will design together as a class to really understand how to chart lace.
Sampler Scarf

I think the overall effect is quite pretty and delicate looking, but they're not particularly complicated patterns. Contact Annie at the store if you'd like to join.

The pattern will be available for purchase on Ravelry once the class is over. :)

Oh, and the other thing I promised. As of today, I have lost 20 pounds. In three months. As my great-grandmother would have said, Hokey Ned.


dclulu said...

Wow, 20 pounds in 3 months, that's great!

And your stranded pattern is *gorgeous.*

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh! The cardigan! You're designing that!?!?!?! awesome!

Congrats on the 20 lbs... I hope to follow you :-) You look soooo fantastic...and it's oh so motivating.