Happy WOYWW! As I mentioned I have a minor hospital thing going on this week so I can’t say my desk is tidy or inspiring. It’s all a bit of a mess really.
The Hubster bought me a large Addi knitting machine recently and I have been sneaking across the upstairs landing from my crafty space into my sewing space to play with it as it works best if clamped to a table. I have also been trying to use up some yarn that is ether leftover from old projects or or recovered from frogged (rip-it, rip-it) items. What is on my desk (over top of some of the debris from the pleated tag book still) is something I was experimenting with.
Weirdly, the colours show they go together nicely (I think) in the above photo, where in the next one, they seem a bit off. The teal just isn’t right here:
The machine creates either a tube or a flat panel, but making the panel can be challenging. In my attempts over the weekend (and there were many) I found that previously knitted yarn works less well than pristine yarn in the machine. But when it works? My goodness look at the precision of those stitches! Blimey. The plan is to make the majority of the sweater on the machine but finish it off with hand-knitting of the shoulders. I am not sure if the sleeves will work as a tube or not, as it is a defined number of stitches and shaping is a tricky process. Recovering stitches that tuck or drop when doing either a tube or a panel is a nightmare so you have to keep on your toes, you can’t just speed-crank with abandon.
The other desk is also a bit of a nightmare:
The little art journal is still sitting there, closed but otherwise ignored, and you can kinda see some little gnomes I cranked out a while a go. I didn’t elaborate on the pattern for them at the time so I may add that tomorrow, as I will be away at the hospital for the day. Back to the other desk for the If You HAD to…. cards:
Another clear choice! With time, perhaps I could win over an animal or two, but being a baby seal executioner, publicly or not, is a step too far, or should be, for anyone. Who comes up with these cards?
Oh well. Happy WOYWW again.