Thursday, September 5, 2013

What's on My Needles Plus Another Crocheted Rug

I am currently working on making a lacy knit cardigan called Antique Lace. Here is the photo of the cardigan:
This is the photo of the Antique Lace Cardigan I am knitting now. I am using a burgundy colored yarn.
 With lace patterns I seem to knit a few rows and then un-knit a row or two as I proceed, which ends up taking me 3 or 4 times longer to knit a sweater. I don't know why this happens because I am so careful or at least I think I am, but I end up short a stitch or I have a stitch too many when I get to the end of the row. I cannot always tell where I messed up, so I have to un-knit the whole row and count my stitches to make sure I have the correct amount on the needle. If I still don't have the correct amount on the needle then I need to rip back another row. As you can imagine this gets frustrating. But if I do not knit a lace pattern correctly, the lacy pattern shows a definite shift and even someone who knows nothing about knitting will see the pattern has shifted, which looks odd and wrong. While the actual knitting is easy to do for me, it's the goofs that throw the lace pattern off and that's the frustrating part.

I got the back of the cardigan done and on a stitch holder and am working on the right front of the cardigan now.
Here is the back of the cardigan on a stitch holder and the start of the right front of the needles.
Close-up of the lace pattern.
 I made another crocheted tee-shirt rug too.
That yellow was a bright tee-shirt as you can see.
 I also made a foot stool...well sort of. I wanted to make one of those knit puffs I had seen on the internet. But instead of stuffing with polyfil, I cut circles of some foam that we took off our bed. I stacked the foam to make a dense-feeling foot stool. So it didn't turn out looking like those puffs I had seen, but it works for me anyway.
I used 2 bulky weight yarns held together to knit this. I had enough brown yarn, but not enough of one blue yarn, so I used a medium and a light blue, and I knit the medium blue and brown together and then switched to the light blue and brown and then back to the medium blue and brown. But unfortunately you cannot see all 3 because the first medium blue and brown in on the bottom of the stool where it doesn't show.  In the photo below you can see the light blue and brown and then the medium blue and brown.

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  1. I love the style of that cardigan especially in the colour you've chosen.
    Where on earth do you get all your t shirts from. Love it. The puff is great and looks very relaxing.

  2. Love the lace cardigan. I have had the same problems when doing lace, 1 too many stitches or 1 short. I have a shawl I am working on that I have started twice now. I really need to try again maybe using more markers for each lace repeat??? Don't know. I like the t-shirt rug and puff foot stool too.

  3. I don't knit so, of course, you've impressed me again. It looks like a beautiful the color!

  4. you have been busy, first of all I feel your lace pain. when ever I knit a lace pattern something bizarre happens and my stitches disappear and I come up short and have to do a do over. I think in the end it will be lovey and the pink will look great on you. Good job on your pouf and rug, I would imagine its fun to be surprised by how the tee shirts play out as you work with them.

  5. Ooooo love that Lace Cardigan! It's going to be gorgeous in that color too :*) Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I'm the same way with lace - knit some, unknit it, knit some more :*) I've been thinking it would be cool to make one of those puff things too. Not sure I'll ever have time to do it, but I think they are pretty neat. Love the way you alternated colors!

  6. I love that cardigan. I have a friend who is a knitter and she might like to make one! Sent your way via Sew Many Ways!

  7. I don't knit or crochet, so I think you're awesome !

  8. I can't wait to see yours in that beautiful color and OMG! that T-shirt rug is absolutely beautiful, love love it:) I'm amazed every time with all your projects seriously!!! Have a wonderful evening!!

  9. Your cardigan is going to be gorgeous! I'm tempted to hop over to Ravelry and get the pattern for myself. :-)


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