Making progress feels good – WIP Wednesday

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EyeLoveKnots

I have been working on all of the three projects I have started last week, and made some great progress. It feels so great to get my knitting mojo back.

I have finished the “Pieces of 8” mitts. I really like them and hope to use them a lot this autumn. I managed to loose my last darning needle, so ends still need weaving in. It happened between finishing first and second mitt, so when I needed to graft the second one, I first tried using a crochet hook – but that was waaay too confusing, as you have to insert the hook in the opposite direction to pull out the yarn, compared to when you have a needle. I was so frustrated, I managed to thread my yarn into a regular needle.  There are some mistakes in the pattern though: In step 5 after placing second marker cast on 66 sts (I wasn’t sure first, so cast on 70 and delete creased on stich a row afterwards). When you get to picking up stitches between the starting point and the cast on edge for the first time you need to pick up 2 stitches to arrive the at the good stitch count. And after step 6 for both mitts I had 92 sts, not 93.

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I also ripped back the hat I started for my mom, and re-started using a larger hook, to get a softer fabric. Here is my progress on top of the hat I am trying to recreate.

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Finally, I’ve used one whole skein on my diagonal stripes scarf. I’m now reassured that I have enough yarn to finish it, yay!

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      leilalieva

      Yarn chicken is a game I play way too often… In 90% of cases in turns out I bought way too much yarn. I really don’t hope to find the needle, I think I dropped it on the move, so will have to buy a new one. Or like 50 if them to last me at least a year, lol..

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    Janine

    You’ve made great progress on all your projects. The hat is growing nicely, the scarf looks great and your gloves are amazing! Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

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