My husband’s back so work on the Cambridge Jacket has stopped. I’m done with both cardigan fronts. Next up, the back – lots of mindless TV knitting is in my future. Here’s a progress shot, laid out against one of his cardigans for comparison.

Secret knitting and a Sunday in the city…

Swatched for Grannie Smith. I’ve never knit anything lace before where the size of the object matters and I’m a bit nervous. I’m not sure how to measure the swatch. The laciness makes the swatch very amendable to stretching in all directions, making pinning down a gauge difficult.
Here’s the swatch. It’s [...]

I just received the yarn I intend to use for Melissa’s (at neoknits.blogspot.com) Grannie Smith lace cardigan. The pattern is written for Kidsilk haze, but I’m not crazy about the idea of knitting a fuzzy, mohair lace cardigan. I have in mind something a little smoother, with drape.
The yarn I will attempt to [...]

The second object is a cabled tank from one of the old Rowan spring magazines. The original pattern skimmed the belly button – a bit too revealing for conservative me – and was strapless. I added I-cord straps and lengthened it a bit. This was knitted out of a cotton 4ply yarn – much nicer [...]