I’m still here – and still plugging away!
I only have ONE swatch left to do! ONE! (And it’s one that happens to be giving me fits. sigh.)
I redid my Entrelac swatch (about three times, actually) and I think this one is pretty good:
Here’s my finished Smocking Stitch swatch, which is much better:
And after several attempts, I have what I think is an acceptable swatch #16:
My first couple attempts were going to end up too big. This swatch is one I have to do completely from a chart, where I design the chart. But lace in worsted can end up pretty large once blocked, so I had to revise my chart several times. It’s all good, though, because in the process I found a cool pattern that I want to design a sock with (after I’m done with the MK work, of course.)
This is the swatch giving me fits – the Bavarian/Austrian Traveling Stitches one:
I’ve got tension issues galore going on. Gutters in my purls, and loose purls after my knits. The twisted stitches just accentuate the tension issues, too. I put this one in time out while I concentrated on the other swatches instead.
I have my hat started as well! I think I’m putting off the sweater for some reason. Or the hat just wants to be knit first, perhaps. 🙂 I had an idea, and I just sort of started in, and now I think I have the whole thing mapped out. (I have to swatch a bit to get the crown of the hat exactly figured out, though). The brim is started, and going well:
Anyway, I am really happy that the swatches are almost done. Now, if I can just get that Bavarian one to cooperate…
I’m happy with how the hat is going – I just hope I don’t screw it up! Then it’s on to the sweater!! And for written work I just have the one more report to write, and the 4 book/magazine reviews. I may try to tackle those this week as well, or this weekend.
So, that’s what I have to show you this week! Check out Tami’s Amis for more WiP Wednesday posts!