Joining in with Ginny from Small Things
I am excited to say Jairah’s Askel vest is off the needles. I didn’t need to block it much and it fits him beautifully. It worked out about a size 4 which is what I was hoping for. I can’t say that Askel is the best written pattern I have had to follow. Maybe a little was lost in translation? Thankfully I was able to mull through the pattern and work out what I needed to do. I did use 8 ply and 3.75mm and 4mm needles which was different to what the pattern called for, so made my own little changes along the way. The yarn I used was Moda Vera Pure wool. I was a little splitty, but has washed up beautifully with a lovely silky feeling. The stripes were done using scraps of wool I had in my stash. Speaking of stripes, as the vest is knitted in the round, I wanted to avoid the ‘jog’ that can occur when you change colours for knitting stripes. Watching this video was a great help and so simple. I’m sure some of you already know the trick, but for those who don’t, it is worth watching.
I cast on my Tea Leaves cardi tonight. I am loving the yarn I ordered. It is the most beautiful ruby colour and feels lovely and soft. I ordered it through Bendigo Woollen Mills and their delivery was quick. I love that is in made here in Victoria with Australia wool too.
As for reading. I just started reading a book called Keeper of the People, by Karah Quinney. I can’t tell you much about it, as I have only read a few pages, but so far, so good.
Looking forward to seeing what you have all been crafting and reading too. Jacinta x