New inspirations...

Feeling a little in need of knitting love? Here's a few that caught my attention (from a variety of Knit.1 and Phildar) :

Spot the mistake

I got snooty last night.

I was working on a little neck hugger, and while following the cable chart I decided that I didnt need it anymore because it was fairly self-explanatory and the cable wouldn't be too hard to continue on with. luckily, I didn't get too far because I realized that snooty knitting does not agree with me. Spot the mistake?

Anyway, the yarn used is the same yarn I used for my little hearts vest, and my little bolero and I still have about 150gm left of the stuff. Talk about stretching its use!! =D

Hope you are all enjoying your Easter break, and enjoying the chocolates :) Have a great one!


(apologies for low light photos in this post)

Don't you just hate when something doesn't turn out as you wish? All those hours of knitting, the efforts spent into seaming and measuring and late night "just one more rows"?All that money spent on yarn , needles and notions, when all the while you could have been out and about, or working on something tres fabulous?

*sigh*. This is what's happened to me.

The James Coviello lace top from VogueKnitting was all but done - I had finished all the knitting and had just sewn on the first little sleeve ruffle when I decided to try it on. Now, maybe it was the pre-menstrual bloatedness talking, but it was just frumpy and dowdy in all the wrong places.

Gone was the vision of me prancing around in a cute little delicate lace top, and replaced with it was a somewhat pregnant looking girl. Not the look I was trying to achieve (although I did love those girly details immensely).

So, tell me lovely readers ... when you hate something, do you frog it immediately, throw it in the bin yarn and all, or leave it be for awhile with high hopes of maybe fixing it one day or at least reusing the yarn ? At the moment i'm thinking of just chucking it in the bin...

Progress: James Coviello Lace Top

Because girly details makes me happy, here are a few progress shots on the James Coviello Lace Top so far:

I do love the girly details of this one - a little bit of a lace edge, with some ruffle detail and in a very girly (but not too girly) colour.

I'm up to the front, and because it's a top rather than a sweater or cardigan (yay for quick knitting), I only need to cast on for the ruffles on the sleeves, and do some finishing and voila!

On a similar note, I think my mind is trying to sabotage my cardigan knitting mojo. For some reason, it seems to think that knitting a project with only fronts and backs to it (as per the top and sweaters in general) as opposed to "left front" and "right front" (as per cardigans) is a much more soothing and calming task.

And while I do love cardigans, I just haven't really felt up to knitting them... something in my mind keeps telling me that extra "left front" or "right front" effort is extra work not required in knitting (nevermind about having to knit more stitches on a sweater front than a cardigan front). I do admit then, that I am feeling a little cardigan lost at the moment, but I do hope my cardigan mojo comes back though - I would be absolutely lost without these lovely staples in my wardrobe! *sigh*