Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Work-In-Progress Wednesday

Today's works-in-progress are very simple and straightforward.

First of all, let me show you my turquoise jumper. The pattern I followed was the Incredible Custom-Fit Raglan pattern "recipe" by Pamela Costello. This wool was given to me as a gift and I love the colour! Unfortunately, I'm just a bit less impressed with my knitting. The fit of the jumper isn't great, and it's quite baggy under the armpits. Maybe I did too many raglan increases, I'm not sure. The problem is that this is my first jumper of this type so I had no experience to rely on, only the pattern recipe which I was following. My next jumper attempt will almost definitely be a detailed, well-written pattern rather than a recipe-type one.

My next project is a very portable pair of socks. I've been working on these during my 50-minute commute while reading Little Women on my Kindle. It's a beautiful book and I can't believe I'd never read it before, especially as it's a free book on the Kindle. 

The socks are  a 3x1 rib pattern, and are knit from some great-value sock wool from Lidl, which seems to be very good quality. The wool came in a pack with enough for two pairs, one self-striping and the other in a denim-blue solid. The self-striping is a gift and the blue will be for me. I might even invent my own sock pattern, we'll see.

Both projects are almost finished, so maybe I'll have some things to show for Finished-Object Friday!

This post has been shared on Tami's Amis. Go take a look for more WIP Wednesday posts!