Progress is slow, but steady on my Moderne Log Cabin.
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One of my sneaky children liberated this yarn from my stash and gave it to me for mother’s day!
So this will be the next sock project – after the Covid socks. I am going to pick a pattern from the 52 Weeks of Sock book.
No new T.V series to report on – I gave up on The Last Kingdom (too violent for me). I am looking forward to the new series The Great.
Finished The Miniaturist and have started the latest season (season 4?) of The Last Kingdom – possibly too violent for me (someone got an arrow in the eye – ergh)
This probably doesn’t look much different for yesterday, but I have started on Chart E (only Chart F left after this). I also have all of those ends to weave in.
We watched the second episode of The Miniaturist – just one more to go. The production design is fabulous.
As predicted I finished the socks last night (and Normal People). I need to block them, but it’s a rainy day here so I am going to wait for better drying weather.
I am up to the toe – I use the toe construction that Kate Atherley has in her Custom Socks book.
Still making my way through Normal People, maybe two episodes to go? The socks and TV series might finish at the same time.
It is an easy but amazingly effective pattern – made even better by Misti Alpaca sock yarn.
I have been watching The Collection
A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.
It is beautiful and sinister and there are mysteries and secrets to be revealed.
I learnt a bit on the second one – I put all of the stitches of the spider pattern on one needle, so I didn’t have to cable and swap needles – genius! This one progressed quickly because I was watching Halcyon – any excuse to watch a bit more – I haven’t finished yet.
The costumes and settings…
The pattern is Arachnid. The yarn is patonyle ombre in coral (I used two balls, but there is heaps left you could probably get by with one ball).
As Miss A won’t wear socks, I needed to knit her something different – she chose a hat. Together we searched Ravelry and found this hat (Azurite). She picked the yarn –Filatura Di Crosa Baby Zarina Print.
I haven’t knitted a hat before, but so far so good.
The instructions call for a LT (Left Twist) which involves dropping a stitch (carefully), moving the stitch behind it to the right needle, picking the stitch up again and the moving the stitch back – really just changing the stitch order of the first two stitches on the left needle. I was not prepared to drop a stitch – no matter how carefully – so I have been using a cable needle. A bit wussy I know, but I couldn’t deal with the drama of a laddering dropped stitch.
I’m finding knitting this to be quite compelling – it is a 9 stitch pattern that I can remember quite easily, so I can knit this while watching various British period dramas – like this one or this one.