Saturday, September 09, 2006

WIP progress

I only have a few wips at the moment but I have been working on Flood pretty exclusively. In the past 10 days I have managed to complete the front, back and one sleeve. All going well it looks like it will be finished in time for my holiday. I'm loving the way it is looking and it feels so cuddly.
There is one thing that is bothering me, what is the best way to block it. It isn't ribbed at the cuffs and bottom, but the first few rows are knit in a size smaller, is supposed to naturally curl up a little so do i just leave it? I'm not really that informed on blocking so any comments greatly received.

I have also been working on Rosalind. I am about half way through. I guessed at doing three chart repeats and I have done about one and half and I think I my guess was right. I have two balls of each colour so I should even have enough yarn left over to put tassels on it. I love the colour combination - perfect for autumn. I am aiming to get this done in time for the start of uni (two weeks away). Maybe I'll get into my genetics lecturer's good books if turn up to the first lecture wearing it ;)

I have been given my pal for ISE3 and will be hoping to knit the majority of her scarf whilst on holiday in a couple of weeks. If possible it would be great to have it finished before the start of Sock Wars. Sock Wars starts whilst I am away, but I have located an internet cafe nearby so will be popping in there to get the pattern - even being a day behind could be fatal.

Although the date says Saturday it is only 2am and as i haven't slept yet still feels like friday. Saturday sky will come later - unless you want a picture of black?

3 comments:

Nichole R. said...

I've only blocked a few things, and am far from an expert in the area, but I would definitely block it. You can do an internet search for blocking and find some good areas for how to block your kind of yarn, etc. I pin mine to a towel folded on the floor.

Bagpuss said...

I will probably use that tech this time, in the past I have steamed them with a steam iron which works great with 'flat' knitting but I wouldn't want to iron the cables as they are so bouncy and lovely.

Robin said...

I didn't do anything to mine - it curled up a little on the ends at first but it seems like as it was worn the weight of the sweater itself pulled it straight. Again, my friend Sandy has mine so I can't take a pic to show you (unfortunately.)