Warning: Picture heavy post! 🙂
This week has been pretty busy and exhausting, hence the lack of posts.
I started off the week in the office and then ended up on the road for the latter half of it. A convention in London for people in the Information Security was cool.. Ollie and I went together and walked around seeing new products and chatting to some old colleagues.
Onto the meat of the post, I’ve finally finished Wicked from ZephyrStyle 😀
This one is me once again squinting in the sun:
Me trying to hold the belly in, and failing miserably:
All laid out so you can actually see the top itself:
And a closeup of the cabling on the neck:
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in Shade 460 (Cream)
Pattern: Wicked from ZephyrStyle
Needles: Denise Interchangeables in size 8 (4.9mm)
I did swatch for Wicked and acheived the correct gauge, but me being me, I completely ignored that and carried on knitting as I would normally. Unfortunately, this led to the conclusion that I was way off in the gauge world. 😦
Thankfully, with a little fudging, I ended up working at the figures for the size above and ended up with the size below, which I wanted.
So all’s well that ends well!
My sister is over this weekend and she’s tried on Wicked and decided she wants one exactly the same. Thankfully I have loads of calmer to make another one with! 🙂
The completed Wicked took just under 4 50g balls of Calmer.
I was naughty a few weeks ago and purchased some bits and pieces to help with my knitting life. Thankfully it wasn’t yarn. Just:
The winder is a manual one (not sure you can get one where you flip a switch and off it goes) and the swift is made from Walnut wood. It’s llloooooovvveeellllyyyy *drools*. I’ve been playing since it was delivered. I now have nice cakes of yarn. 😀
It takes a little getting used to at first (and I’m still trying to get it right), but what I’ve found is that if I don’t get the threader and yarn at the right angle and taut while winding, the yarn goes under the spindle and ends up caught in the cogs. 😦 I’ve had to untangle it a few times. I’ve wound up some silk and some sock yarn and I have PLENTY of skeins to practice on!!