I finally got around to swatching for my Classic Lines Cardigan…
… and I was actually a bit surprised by the results.
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).
I have this beautiful Knit Picks Shadow in Basalt Heather, a wonderfully complex grey with warm undertones. Now comes the tough part…
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.
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!
I think we can all agree that the world needs more rainbows. I wanted a bit of instant gratification colour so I decided to dye some yarn over the weekend.
I’m calling this colour way ‘Sunny Ways’ and if all goes according to plan when I knit it up it’s going to have rainbow stripes.
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.
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.
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.
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).
I really don’t need any more projects on my needles at the moment but Knit Picks is having their summer sale and I’ve been dying to try out the new Stroll Gradient yarn; I chose the ‘Rocket Ship’ colour way because, well, how could I not? It’s been a long time since I was this excited by the prospect of knitting something new so of course I had to cast on as soon as possible. I chose the Fonsé Shawlette pattern by Joyce Fassbender, which was designed specifically for this yarn.