I’ve been busy knitting lately. I’ve got 2 projects currently on the needles and finished a 3rd (a hat) this past weekend for one of the ladies at my library knitting group. I’ll try to remember to post about that on Friday (FO Friday.)
The first project I’ve been working on is my 2nd Hooded Cardigan in charcoal grey. I’m approximately 95% done with it and just have to get through the sewing part…which is the part I hate the most! Last night, at my weekly craft night, I finished seaming up the front button area and the corresponding pocket area and started stitching together the button holes. I still have to finish the last 2 button holes, sew on the buttons and knit the pocket tops. After that I’ve just got to weave in the loose ends and wash it and I can wear it. 🙂 Hopefully I’ll have it finished by this weekend.Here’s a picture of the almost finished product.
I also cast on another project on Monday since I was in the sewing stages of the cardigan and missed the knitting. I decided that Fidget needed a wearable (aside from the hats that I’ve made him). I was going through some of my friends projects on Ravelry and stumbled across the Coastal Stripes Pullover pattern. It looked like a simple little sweater that I could use some of my leftover yarn from previous projects for. I pulled out a couple skeins of black wool-ease leftover from my Tubey sweater and some half skeins of red and blue Plymouth Encore Worsted I had leftover from Bug’s Super Shirt.
So far this little sweater has been super easy. The first day I finished the back panel and the first 9 inches of the front. I finished up the remainder of the front while Fidget napped and Bug and I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that we borrowed from the library. We’ve been reading the Harry Potter series at bedtime and are now about halfway through the 3rd books. Later, I finished one sleeve and cast on the 2nd one at Craft Night last night. I’ve only got a couple more inches to go on the 2nd sleeve then I get to start sewing it together and finish the neckline. I’ve done the sleeve edges in blue, but I think I’m going to do the neckline in the red. I’m hoping that it turns out as cute as I’m picturing and I hope that Fidget will wear it and that it fits!