Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Unraveled Wednesday

Joining in for the knitting and reading with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

And the four projects have changed as I have not one, but two finished objects. Hooray!

The first is With Angora Tie, the jumper I have been knitting for my Adventures In Stitchcraft project. 

I am really happy with how this turned out - it fits and everything! You can read more detail about the project in this post.  
I am looking forward to moving on to the next project, from the November 1932 issue of Stitchcraft.

I also finished my Sparkly shawl. It is probably wider and shallower than I would normally like but it will still get a lot of wear as I just love the colours so much and they will go with just about anything. 
It used pretty much the whole 100g ball. I have about 8g leftover, just because I am no good at playing yarn chicken and tend to err on the side of caution.

I have never done a drop stitch pattern before either - it is so easy!

Current WIPs are:

I have washed some wool for the Naptime Doll. I am sure it is not enough as I always find you need way more stuffing than you would think. But it is enough for me to stuff the head and then start decreasing for the neck and body.

The Pool Party leg warmers have had a teeny bit of progress as I took them to my son's first footy match, finally back after COVID. Although with the current progress of the virus in my state, it is very uncertain as to how many games they will actually get to play.

And as part of my plan to move some WIPs and actually finish them, I pulled this project out of the cupboard. It is called Kambur and is in Lopi 28.

Goodness knows why I do this! I have knitted the body to the yoke and then just abandoned it. I think I have the attention span of a goldfish and must always be starting something new!
And there is no excuse with this one as I am knitting it in worsted weight yarn so it knits up so quickly. I am using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes and it knits up beautifully. It is for handwashing only though as it will felt if not washed with caution. You can purchase it in superwash but I prefer this one. 

I do love the Lopi magazines. There are so many patterns I would love to knit! Just add them to the list!

Reading at the moment is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. I have always loved books about India. When I was a teenager, I watched the mini series The Far Pavilions with my mum and that started my love of all things about India. When I saw the suttee scene, I had to research and find out more about India. 

This book is about a young girl who escapes an abusive marriage and becomes a henna artist. There are lots of twists and turns and I am enjoying it very much. I am almost finished. It is an easy, enjoyable read which keeps you interested the whole way. I would definitely recommend it.

Hope you are doing all the knitting and all the reading!


  1. Wow! If you can knit so beautifully, I'm sure you can learn to crochet.
    P.S. I saw your comment on "pleximama's" blog.

    1. Thank you for visiting! I will definitely need to make time to sit down and learn to crochet.

  2. Wow!!! I think you must be a very patient person - just wow!

    1. Oh thank you! I was getting impatient towards the end as I just wanted to see the finished result!

  3. Do you stuff as you go with the doll? It always seems so cumbersome to me.

    1. I normally prefer not to stuff as I knit as I agree that it is makes it cumbersome to work with. But the doll has such a narrow neck that I don't think I would be able to stuff the head after completing the whole body.

  4. Your knitting is gorgeous and I love how you take on some really intricate patterns. Stay safe.

    1. Thank you! I always try to have some easy mindless knitting to work on as well so I can take a break.