Welcome to what I hope will become a semi-regular feature here at From Scratch. In this new feature, I will be sharing updates on my non-cooking projects, such as the Downton Abbey Mystery Knit-a-Long I am working on. If you see regular updates, that means I am actually working on projects (not just hoping to be working on them).
Let’s get started!
On the Needle
I have two knitting projects in progress. First let’s take a look at the Downton Abbey KAL. If you haven’t heard, we are making fingerless gloves! Or gauntlets, as they probably would have been called back when DA takes place. I am having a lot of fun with this KAL and learning tons! Here is my first glove, as of the end of Clue #4 (of 8):
There is a panel of lace roses on top of the glove.
At the top of this picture, there is a row of eyelets which will be used to gather the gloves.
I really like the way the colors pooled differently on each scallop in this lace section:
Pretty scalloped lace
Since taking these pictures I have completed Clue #5, which involved knitting an I-cord to lace through the eyelets and casting on the second glove. I can’t wait to wear these!
I have also done some work on my sweater, and completed the first half of the front:
Left front of the sweater
I am probably going to redo the top corner. Since finishing this, I have learned how to cast off the neckline more smoothly. I also want to complete the final twist in the cable pattern to close the top “O”.
The neckline portion that I will probably redo.
Once that is done, all I have left is to complete the second front piece. Then I can block it and sew it together!
On the Cutting Table
I don’t have much going in the sewing department, but I did make a pair of sweatpants for my daughter after modifying the pattern I used for her Halloween costume.
Altered sweat pants – they fit much better!
They fit great and I hope to make a second pair soon.
Filed under Knitting, Sewing