I was on a roll after finishing a WIP so I next planned to work on the cabled cushion cover. This was cast on in August having purchased the kit at Woolfest. Progress had stalled once I hit the cabled section as my stitch count was all over the place. How annoying is that? I'm certain user error was to blame but, in my defence, I was also finding the pattern hard to follow and was getting zero enjoyment out of it as a result. I did love the New Lanark wool the kit came with but that's all. After a moan on the WIP Crack Away thread on Ravelry I decided to frog the whole thing. Not a decision I took lightly I hasten to add!
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Now a confession. I have also not been faithful to the WIP Crack Away KAL and casted on a couple of projects (sorry Louise and Nic). I had a good excuse for one as it was to wear after my graduation. This was the Tin Can Knits Ammolite Cowl. The wool was purchased at Woolfest from The Little Grey Sheep who I mentioned in my Yarndale post. It was bought specifically to make the cowl for my graduation but I left it until the week before to cast on! It was plain sailing though and I love the end result. The Gotland Aran in the OMG! colourway was brilliant to knit with. A perfect combination to wear after a great day.
The second project I have no excuse for. Its the dreaded Beekeeper's Quilt which I will probably finish when I am eighty! I am not doing hexi puffs but flats as I can't see how the puffs would be practical. Also absolutely no wool will be bought for this project as I using my 4ply / sock wool leftovers. The hexi's are easy knitting which requires no thought. I won't bore you with my progress every month, when I get to a hundred hexi flats I will let you know! So far I have made seventeen so there is a long way to go.
More blanket news. I am still working the odd round on my crochet blanket. It's my Social Knitwork project of choice as I can hook and talk at the same time! Last week I cast on the Vivid blanket also by Tin Can Knits. This is for a new family member due at the end of January. I am using West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK, the colour choice was ably assisted by Mr D. So far I have finished two squares and I like how the wool is knitting up and how well it blocks. The squares are a bit fiddly to start with but I found them easier magic looping them rather than using double pointed needles. There is a real danger I will not want to hand this blanket over once its finished!
Well I think that me done. What have you all been working on this month?