Wednesday, 31 July 2013

WIP Wednesday #5


I finally finished the ginormous cardigan and returned it to it’s rightful owner! An important lesson has been learnt here – never take on a big commission again. It really reminded me of the old days working for the yarn companies when I was expected to churn out huge mens sweaters to ridiculous deadlines for very little pay. At least I got paid a fair amount for knitting the ginormous cardigan. Never again though.

So this week has been quite exciting as I’ve worked on some projects that hadn’t been out in a couple of months, due to cardigan-related guilt. I found a couple of knitted creatures in various states of progress. One of them I finished completely (photo on Friday). Two of them are loitering on the bookshelf, not quite finished.


This little teddy bear guy has no eyes. I tried to embroider his eyes, but was not happy with the result. They were too small and he looked too much like a cat. He shall sit here until I finish pondering.







This cat has no ears. I found all the pieces of cat in the bottom of one of my canvas knitting-on-the-go bags, but when I made him up I realised I had neglected to knit him any ears. He is sitting patiently with teddy.






I also decided to reward myself by starting my long-awaited Betty Mouat sweater by Kate Davies. I’m using Artesano 100% alpaca. I’ve already managed to muck up the first cockleshell repeat, and I have no intention of redoing it. I’m such a rebel!


This post is part of WIP Wednesday over on Tami's Amis. Hop over and check it out!

Andrea James

Andrea is a compulsive crafter, bibliophile, and knitwear designer from small town UK. She loves ridiculous sweaters and vintage knitting patterns. She currently lives with her teenage daughter, three cats and an elderly guinea pig, and is usually found squashed into a corner of the sofa surrounded by yarn and books.