Friday, 28 May 2010


Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Have finished this cardigan and given it to Ann. She really likes it but there's a few things wrong with it that I can see. Best to keep these things secret, lol.

Off to Donegal today with the intentions of knitting a sock and a shrug while I'm away. Still overachieving, lol.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Metallica sock

metallica sock
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
This is the sock I started on Wednesday before the Metallica concert. I was going to knit it just plain but theres something about it that says "I need to have a pattern on it" so I had a look on ravelry and found a spiraling eyelets pattern that I'm going to start just after the heel and have a nice patterned leg. I can't really see the point of patterns on the foot cuz no one sees it. Maybe in time I'll change my mind about that.

Still on the sleeves of the cardigan. so much to learn on this thing!

Thursday, 13 May 2010


So last night was the Metallica concert. At SnB I cast one a brand new sock, one to make up for the berin socks that my brain decided were to fit my sister.

I got some scrummy Natural Dye Studio Darling sock yarn from my stash in a nice green that I've had for quite some time. It was part of the precious collection and I thought I'd use it.

So its coming along nicely, toe's done and I'm onto the foot now and so far it seems to fit ok. Just leaves a trace of alpaca/merino fluff behind when knitting it, lol.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Poor clapotis

As you may recall, I dropped the wrong stitch on the clapotis. On Saturday, Nicky showed me how to pick up all the stitches and set me the task of having them all picked up for Snb on Wednesday. My task is complete and I've tinked back a few rows to the next dropped stitch. Alas, I'm afraid to tink back any further so shall leave it in her capable hands.

On the cardigan front, I took it into work today to show Ann. She loves it. I've 1cm to knit before I start on the sleeves. Still really quite proud of myself for (a) mock cabling (b) reading a chart, and (c) knitting with more than one colour.

I think a quick knit next... I've a DS lite cozy queued on ravelry and have one ball of SWTC Karaoke and think I'll knit it out of that. It'll keep the DS warm and toasty and decrease the threat of it ending up broken at the botton of my bag, lol.

Question: Whats the chances I'll be able to keep my knitting, and knit at Wednesdays Metallica concert???

Sunday, 9 May 2010

twice in one day

I know, two posts in one day. But I had to show off the start of the cardigan. Here's the bottom rib mock cable and the first chart. Isn't it cool!!!

I'm very easily amused :)

Little Pebbles

blue pebbles
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
I think I love this project. It's fantastically quick and super cute. Although the photo has no buttons on it, I went to Ards knitting yesterday and visited the wool shop there and after much deliberation it was decided that bright green with white stripes would be the buttons of the day. Just have to sew them on now.

Good news on the Clapotis front... Nicky has started to pick the dropped stitches up and I've to have that finished by Wednesday and the knitted rows ripped back to the dropped one so that it can be repaired... all without frogging back rows and rows. Guess I live up to my ravelry name now, lol.

Started a new project yesterday too. A girl in work saw this pattern in my magazine in September and has wanted me to knit it ever since. Lot of learing in this one cardigan - mock cable, reading a chart and knitting with more than one colour! But its really cute and I'm just about finished with the bottom heart. Bit of a break with rows of stocking stitch and back to the colours again

Monday, 3 May 2010

Poor clapotis

I started knitting my clapotis last August. When I finished one ball I got bored and put in away until after Christmas knitting was complete. At the start of this year I knitted another ball and put it away again for a while. Last week I took it out again with the aim of completing it and using the last ball up. So there I was, merrily knitting away, until it dawned on me that I had 92 rows to knit and the yarn was decreasing quite rapidly... 5 decrease repeats and the last 1 rows left to knit and the yarn runs out :(

Seems the clapotis doesn't want to be finished. Thankfully, Ravelry has helped me source a knitted who is selling my colourway... so I bought 2 balls to only really use one. bit of an odd way to use yarn up, lol