I've been so unlucky with my knitting lately! Nothing seems to be working...:(
So I think I am in need of help, from knitting fairies? I haven't given up yet but taking things a part are not fun but rather frustrating. I thought my latest lilac (lavender?) cardi was coming up nicely but the front turned out so skinny. I tried to stretch it and convincing myself that an additional border would help until the reality was so obvious.
I started another project on Monday with hopes to regain my confidence. It just happened that on Sunday, I found Jaeger Luxury Tweed on sale . It was a difficult task to choose a color as all their shades are so pretty. I almost walked out with two colors but with some control I only bought a bag of China Pink which reminds me of cotton candy, so soft and yummy. As usual, I could not wait to knit with the new yarn and this time I had a good excuse to knit it right away as I had no major WIP, at least not any working well.
I used double yarn and Japanese needle size 10 ( 5mm ) as advised by the saleslady. I don't enjoy so much thick yarn but the idea of a quick knit wasn't so bad after all. I started with the usual back side and the first attempt turned out very big and I had to unravel it. Sighs, no knitting fairy around! I just had to start it again and with positive thinking I got this far:
The design is from a Japanese book "Sweater Collection" published in 2003. It looks like to be a reprint because the cut of the patterns look somehow outdated.
Right now, I am a bit worried about the uneven border formed by the big leaves. Hopefully, the ribbed border will help to straight it out.
It's definitely a winter cardi, I wonder how it would knit as a single strand. One thing that i didn't enjoy much was the fact that a lot of white hair were shedding all over. I would not advise this yarn if you are an allergic person. I am hoping that it will stop eventually.
As I don't know the existence of any knitting fairies, I'll hope that these flower fairies extent their luck to my knitting!
Here is a close up,
I simply adore my new fairies. Did you notice the left one is a tulip fairy and the right orange one is a hawthorn fairy? I have been searching for them for a long time and to my surprise I found them a month ago just nearby a yarn shop. I was waiting for the yarn shop to open and while window shopping the nearby stores I spotted these figurines. As I only had heard about it from my sister I had no visual clues. Indeed, I found my flower fairies and I hope they will double as my knitting fairies too! ;)