It’s been a funny one for WIPs this week, one was finished quickly, one has come to a standstill as I can’t work on it in the heat and the other is currently not a WIP!
The baby boots were a nice easy finish, and only took a couple of evenings. I tried hard to get a good match on the yarn colour changes to make them identical. I modified the pattern slightly to only work 5 rows of crocodile stitches as I felt 7 was just too many for newborn size. They have come out a little bigger as I used double knit so I think they’d probably fit 6 months plus better. They’re still cute though!
The cosy stripe blanket is really too thick and heavy to work under now, so I’ve not even worked a single extra stitch on it this week. It’s a little cooler now so I should think I will get a row or two done this week.
I’ve also started (and restarted, twice) some knitted socks. They yarn is lovely, it’s Drops Fabel in Pink Dream and it works up so well. I chose a cable pattern initially but after working one repeat I realised the yarn didn’t show off the cables so it was a waste of effort. I printed a simpler pattern from the Drops website and tried again, but messed up the ribbing. Third time lucky, I thought, and cast on again. Lesson learned here though, never knit when overtired. Somehow I had skipped on of the DPNs and carried yarn across the back of the work instead. I inserted a lifeline and frogged it, but when putting in the lifeline I had split the yarn and it snapped, so I cut it, tied a magic knot and started again. This time I got as far as turning the heel, then I looked back and saw my magic knot had come undone. It was a mess; there was no way to salvage this. I gave up and Mr C frogged it whilst I put the children to bed. So after 3 nights of knitting, I still just have a ball of yarn (which now has a few kinks in from being knitted!)
A kind knitter friend is sending me a 9″ circular so I can try socks on that instead, so hopefully next week there may be progress!
What are you working on this week? Hopefully you’ve had more success than me! Let me know by sharing a link to your blog or Instagram. Have a great week.