Wednesday, February 16, 2011
WIP Wednesday #5 - Aloha
Needless to say, getting ready to take two small children on vacation has taken up most of my knitting time this week.
I am in the middle of the colourwork of my second Camilla mitten.
I did manage to start my Honey Cowl yesterday during our travels. I am using Madelinetosh's Pashmina in colourway Vintage Frame. It is a lovely mushroomy gray semi-solid.
This my first experience with Madelinetosh and so far it is glorious to knit with.
I don't have too much to show for my efforts. As I suspected, knitting was difficult to do on the plane with a 6 month old on your lap and an almost 3 year old vying for attention. My progress was also hampered by...
1. On the first try, I misjudged how much yarn I would need for a long tail cast on (of course)
2. On the second try, I realized halfway through the first round that something had gone wrong with the initial stitch to join the round (and by halfway, I mean after I'd knitted about 100 stitches)
3. On the third try, I knitted the first round with the cast-on tail (a specialty of mine)
On the fourth try, I finally got it right and am finally into the pattern.
Meanwhile, I am enjoying the view : )
Check out more WIP trough Tami's blog where I'm sure many other have made far more progress than I have.