Mid-April 16 : Knitting and Cross stitch WIPs

Bonjour!

April knitting and cross stitching is going strong! I made good progress on my Traverse Cardigan¬†and I am now ready to ”attack” the shawl collar. This makes me a little nervous since I know there are some short rows on the back of the neck and I only used this technique on socks so far, however the explanations from the pattern seem pretty clear so it should be OK. I can’t wait to see how the cardigan will fit. To tell you the truth, I have some doubt right now and I am afraid that it might be too baggy. I am thinking this is something I might be able arrange a bit by making the shawl collar less large, we’ll see… Continue reading

Knitting WIP and Cross Stitching Update

Hello!

Here is an update on my knitting WIPS and cross stitch progress. I finally got back some knitting Mojo and had some significant progress done on my Traverse Cardigan. I have now completed the two sleeves and joined them to the body. At that point, about half the raglan shaping is done. This piece feels like gianormous and it is quite heavy on the cable of my circular needles. It was supposed to be a winter piece for my husband but I was being a bit too optimistic and also got distracted by my new love for cross stitching…

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As far as cross stitch is concerned, I have completed my April block from Clouds factory stitch along ”Postcards from the World”. The new postcard represents Moscow. I love the colors and the designs of the buildings! This was the busiest block so far, about three quarters of the area of the postcard is covered in stitches, and it is also my favorite. I can’t wait to see which country we will be visiting in May!

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Happy crafting and see you soon ^_^

A finished object and a new addiction

Hey there!¬†It’s been quite a long time since the last post…Today, I have 1 finished object and 1 new addiction!

First, here is my finished object: My custom short-sleeved sweater, which I love!!! I decided to create my own pattern to achieve the look I wanted and…it worked, I am so happy with the final result!

Custom Short Sleeves Sweater #5

Here is a recap of the characteristics of this sweater:

  • Pattern : Custom creation worked Top-Down
  • Yarn :
    • Baerenwolle¬†sock yarn. Color Andromeda (2 skeins)
    • ¬†Vanna’s Glamour¬†in the Onyx color (black with sparkles)¬†¬†for the collar, the bottom and the borders of the sleeves
  • Needles : Chiaogoo¬†Red Lace Circular 3mm (US 2.5)
  • Size : Adult M/L

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Works in Progress : Traverse Cardigan and Sock Yarn Sweater

Hey there! Here is an update on the two main projects that are currently on my needles.

First WIP is the Traverse Cardigan and it is knitting up slowly but surely. So far, I used 2 skeins and I have about 9 left to complete this project, so roughly a 20% done. The Berroco Vintage is great and knitting up smoothly. I am knitting the body bottom up with a 2×2 ribbing at the bottom and stockinette for the body. Simple stockinette is sometimes boring but when I feel this way, I keep myself motivated by thinking I want this to be done for January so my husband can wear it when the weather starts getting cold.Traverse #5 Continue reading