It’s not blocked yet, but the center panel is finished!!!! I plan on blocking it tonight, so I should have a picture of that in the next couple of days. It’s not as perfect as I would like but overall I’m very happy with how it turned out. This is the first project I’ve done that has used something more than a basic stockinette or seed stitch and I’m pretty excited about it!
The mistakes are basically in places where I thought I was on row three or row one when it was the other way around. Luckily it is not too noticable when that happens. I would have fixed that as well, but to be honest this is a really hard pattern to “read” while you are working and it wasn’t until the last third of the panel that I started to make sense of it. To be honest though, I still don’t get it completely, and whenever I dropped a stitch I really had to improvise to get it back to what it should be. I learned a lot with this pattern, and do feel much more confident in my skills.
Next I need to make four more side panels. They start with a picot edging which I haven’t tried before. Hopefully it won’t give me too much trouble as I really want this finished before the baby gets here.
I did some shopping this weekend too.
NeedleworkUnlimited had a 20% off sale this weekend, so I got a few more items. Two balls of Rowan Baby Soft to make a sweater with, and some Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino to make a baby t-shirt with. I wish I could have bought more yarn, but I ended up spending another $30.00 on new size 1 double pointeds, some stitch markers, a pattern for a headband from
MacandMe and the new issue of Knit Simple. I’m still on the fence about this new magazine. There were a few patterns I liked but not tons. I did like the crocheted flower patterns, but I’m not the best at crochet, so we’ll see.
One response to “Two weeks late, but done!!!!”
Wow, that Lucy Neatby merino is GORGEOUS!