Sunday, 10 February 2013

Second Year of Projects Week 33

So I've got on really well with my Celestarium this week. I've finished the charts, and I'm half way through the edging. I took everyone's advice, and went for the simple edging as written in the pattern.

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I can't wait until it's finished and I can get a good picture of it, I really love it! It's currently about 36 inches in diameter, and I'm thinking it'll be at least 40 when it's blocked. Perfect for wearing to keep warm on a cold spring night.

I've also cast on a simple sock project for train knitting. I have to say, I was very stressed when I started knitting these socks, and this is all I have to show for 7 hours work

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I was knitting them on the way to and from a funeral, so I wasn't really paying attention, and the next day, despite having knitted about half the leg, I realised they were far too small, so had to frog them and start again. The yarn is a watermelon self striping, which looks great when knitted up, though you'll have to take my word for that!


  1. Oh I love watermelon self-striping. It looks great already on the cuff!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your Celestarium finished and blocked.It's gonna be AWESOME!

  2. I've seen the watermelon is so awesome! Your Celestarium is just beautiful...can't wait to see it completed...

  3. HA - when I saw the picture I thought "ohhhh it looks like a watermelon"... .read a bit more and that explains why *laughs*

  4. I'm kind of jealous of your beaded shawl. I don't know that it's something that's "me" but I love what beads can do...and, of course, this one screams "nerd" and that's grand :)

    Also, I can already tell that the sock is going to be fabulous. I love self-striping yarn :)

  5. Oooh I'm waiting for some Watermelon self-striping. It looks amazing to work with!

  6. That watermelon yarn looks marvelous! I have never heard of it before but now I want some! What a work of art your shawl is--something to be very proud of.

  7. Knitting on the way to funeral, it's understandable that your mind wasn't quite on the project at hand. Look forward to seeing you goodies soon.

  8. Can't wait to see the watermelon, I think I've seen it before but can't rightly remember so I'll wait to see your socks. Sorry you had to frog them. I'm still in love with your shawl, its going to be so awesome to wear !

  9. Love the celestial! It looks amazing. Ugh, frogging! I hate it! Especially when there is no way around it! Keep your chin up and knit on!

    1. That night sky shawl is something really special. The watermelon yarn looks pretty good too. Sorry for your loss.

  10. Goodness, I've never seen watermelon yarn...but despite your misery of feeling you've accomplished very reassures me that sometimes even great knitters have issues with socks..and I consider you a great sock knitter! We need pictures the minute you wear the shawl..I think you should plan an event or a special top to wear it with for it's debut!

  11. I love everything you have on the needles, every week :)

    Good luck with the sock; I found a similar problem this past week but couldn't face frogging them a third time-- so I'm giving them to a different recipient than originally planned, one with smaller feet!