I started Elisbeth back in August. I made great progress and quickly knitted through a skein and a half.
It looked like it might be larger than what I needed. I measured and yep – too big.
So it sat. And sat. And sat.
Then I realized that the design looks very similar to a new favorite cardi that I bought for work (mine is in black). That was just the push I need to finally rip out the 9 inches and start again with a smaller size. I’m doing a combo of 2 sizes smaller at the hips and one size smaller at the bust. My sizing issues were caused by my not knowing my current measurements. I thought I knew but the weight loss changed my measurements even more than I thought.
Obviously not a bad problem to have.
Two good things have happened with the redo:
- I figured out a better way to knit the coin cables. Much tidier.
- The reknitted rows are shorter since I’m working it two sizes smaller.
There’s been a ton of new designs and projects out in the past couple weeks. Here are a few of my new faves:
- Monika made some of the most gorgeous handspun I’ve ever seen. She combined several small samples of various fibers in shades of pink, red, yellow, orange and almost-black. This almost makes me want to try spinning.
- A Noble Cowl – A cowl with a pretty lace pattern. What makes it notable is that it’s designed to be folded over a pinned with your favorite shawl pin. A great way to add a little bling.
- Replier – an oversized cowl (more like a shoulder warmer) with deep smocking stitches for cozy warmth. Fancy hooks and eyes fasten it around your neck.
- Treillage – another fastened cowl, this one with deep, cushy cables.