Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Work-In-Progress Wednesday . Russian Roulette Knitting

It's that time of the week again; Work-in-progress Wednesday.......


This week we have a baby jumper I am making for one of the hundreds of friends (it feels like!) who are having a baby in the next 6 months.

It is knitted in Sirdar Crofter that I had left over from another project.  All was going well until I had to pick up stitches around the neck; the pattern tried to tell me taht hat was possible on one straight needle...I followed the instructions then had a paddy, threw the tangled mess into the naughty corner and left it there for a few days.

My idea was to take it to knitting at A Good Yarn on Saturday and talk nicely to one of the older, more experience straight needle knitters and ask her to help me do it for me but all went wrong, I ended up taking J and L to tennis instead of going knitting so I had to put my big girl pants on and have another go, this time with dpns and it went ok...I think.


Here is the problem though; the second sleeve with 10 rows left to knit and the yarn left...not much....will I make it?


This week is shaping up to be a bit manic; tomorrow my first sewing class happens at A Good Yarn in Cleethorpes.  I've decided to have the first as a taster session so if anyone just wants to drop in and see what they could do, they can so I am going to take along some pillowcases and make some pillowcase dresses for the Dress A Girl Around the World charity  so if you are in the area and want to come and have a play, the more the merrier!

Hop over to Tami's blog for more WIP Wednesdays.




7 comments:

pinkundine said...

Good luck, hope you don't run out of yarn! I love Sirdar crofter, so nice to knit with and it makes such lovely patterns. The jumper is looking gorgeous :)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Cute little sweater! The yarn really works up nicely into a stripey pattern, doesn't it. Looks like you've got the neck sorted. As for that last sleeve, there's always more yarn than you think. And just think, there won't be anything left over! Perfect!

Kathleen said...

Eep, sorry the sweater is giving you trouble, it looks marvellous. The yarn is working up beautifully, and I hope it will behave better from here on out. ;)

Also, I so wish I could attend your sewing class.

Christine said...

what a lovely sweater, and I hate when it goes down to the last few yards, hopefully youll get it completed

Sew Scrumptious said...

Love the jumper! Wish I could follow knitting patterns but they make my head want to explode. Thanks so much re pillowcase dresses. Sounds fab! Hope it goes well. x

Affiknitty said...

Such a cute sweater! I hope you can finish.

Auntie Noo said...

Seriously, how could you ever have done that neck on straights? Unless one shoulder wasn't sewn up, but then you'd have a seam in the neck..... no can't possibly be right! Gorgeous yarn, hope you're knitting quickly to make sure you have enough.