The hard slog of knitting!

I get so used to crochet whizzing along ┬áthat I forget how much slower going knitting is. I am plodding along with my Dad’s present but it is taking its time. It doesn’t help it’s a 1×1 shaker rib. The yarn goes backwards and forwards seemingly taking twice as long!

But I will get there. There has been some other exciting progress, the house was retired and our sewing room is nearly back to operational status, as well as being rather pretty.

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Catch up works in progress – Cross stitch and knitting and Tapestry

Cross stitch

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So Rupert remains incomplete, but he is on a nicer frame now.

Knitting

Cabled Cushion.

I loved this project, I don’t find cabling that hard, just is knitting in a different order. I knew where this was going to end up and even had the exact yarn! But I have fallen out of love. I made a massive mistake in the cable pattern, repeating the first part when I should have moved on to the second section and also my puppy got hold of the corner and chewed it! Luckily it is a very prone to felting type wool and hasn’t unravelled itself but the mistakes are adding up and can’t work on it at the moment.

Here is a lovely shot of the culprit Woodley in lieu of the cushion, as I don’t know where I hibernated it to (see how much I don’t love it anymore, I don’t even know where it is)

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Tapestry

I don’t have any Tapestry projects in progress, as long as you don’t count finishing! But I will do another post of these.