I love knitting – it takes up much of my spare time, but I can’t help getting tempted by a few other crafts. I started out with knitting, crochet and dressmaking long ago, and have accumulated a couple of new interests along the way. Much fun is had, but fitting it all in is a challenge, and at the moment I’m feeling like the Queen of Procastination. Such a long ‘would like to do list’ (get better at designing, try some Fair Isle, turn a heel a different way, knit some hand-dyed wool into granny crochet squares, spin some more wool?). What to do next?

‘Kate’ from Knit vintage
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Finish this? A top I have in mind for wearing to a wedding, (with a simple matching knitted skirt). The top at the moment is unfinished, owing to a little problem with the shaping the sleeve. It’s been a case of knit, spot a mistake, unravel, spot another and try again, so I’ve had to put it down for a while.

At the moment it looks like this, so it’s got some way to go.

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Unfinished ‘Kate’

Meanwhile I’m carrying on with this. A straight-forward one designed from scratch by adapting Elizabeth Zimmermann instructions for a raglan sweater (or jumper). Going fine so far.

Raglan_sweater-in-progress

 

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Coloured Ryeland fleece

While I’m knitting that, some recently washed fleece keeps catching my eye. ‘Come on, spin me, you know you want to. What a nice variagated yarn I’ll make’ it says. It’s on the ‘soon’ list.

Not to mention some handspun, hand-dyed yarn, yet to be used. No doubt it will sort its self out over the coming weeks.

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