Classic Lines, Prologue

I’ve had the Classic Lines Cardigan on my radar for more years than I can remember. I even bought the yarn to make it during a Knit Picks Cyber Monday sale years ago (I think it was Cyber Monday, or maybe on of the big summer sales? the point is I bought it a long time ago).

Knit Picks Shadow Basalt Heather

I have this beautiful Knit Picks Shadow in Basalt Heather, a wonderfully complex grey with warm undertones. Now comes the tough part…

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Rocket Ship Shawlette, Part 3

I have to be totally honest, I’m getting a bit bored with my Rocket Ship Shawlette now. I’m at the point where it’s so wide that each row takes a significant amount of time so it’s not really something I can pick up and put down easily, and the lace charts, while relatively simple as far as lace goes, are just a bit too complicated to work on while watching TV. But I really want this off the needles so I’m just going tot have to force myself to work on this.

Knit Picks Stroll Gradient Rocket Ship Fonse Shawlette

I did end up doing an extra repeat of the second chart. It wasn’t until I was about 10 or 12 rows into the third and final chart that I broke into the final colour of the gradient. It’s still difficult to tell if I’m going to have enough yarn or if I will need to use the plain black  yarn for the edging. Time will tell!

A Cat Named Cosmo

I’ve been more obsessed than normal with cat themed things recently – books about cats, cute items with cats on them, TV shows and movies that feature cats prominently. Over the weekend I watched the movie A Street Cat Named Bob (which I highly recommend!) and was inspired  to knit a cat scarf for my very own Cosmo.

Hand Knit Cat scarves

I grabbed some acrylic from my stash and knit garter stitch lengthwise. It was super quick, I think it only took about half an hour or so. But when I tried it on Cosmo it wouldn’t even fit around his neck – I had no idea he was so fat :/ Anyhow, the second one fit much better.

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Rocket Ship Shawlette, Part 2

My Rocket Ship Shawlette is kitting up pretty quickly, so quickly that I need to make a decision now. I’ve knit two repeats of the second lace chart so, according to the pattern, I should now move on to the third and final chart.Knit Pick Stroll Gradient Fonse Shawlette

As you can see from the picture, I’ve only just broken into the second colour, if I just go ahead with chart third chart I might not even make it to that third colour, the dark grey (I’ve seen a few project photos on Ravelry where that seems to be the case).

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