Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Focus


This week, I have pretty much only been working on a couple of projects - which demonstrates a lot more focus than I usually display *laughs*

I posted yesterday about my progress on the Stripe Study Shawl, which is coming along nicely and I'm still enjoying immensely (despite the rows getting so much longer already!) So I won't bore you by going on about it again ;)

Apart from that, I have been working almost exclusively on my Narragansett. I've finished the body and nearly finished the first arm. I have a few more rows of ribbing before that gets cast off and I can start the second arm/final piece *grins*


It looks a bit warped and lumpy in this shot - but I can assure that is more a reflection on my photography than my knitting *laughs* I am in love with this jumper. I've tried it on a couple of times and can't wait to finish and wear it - I'd show you a picture but it is currently a little too small. My swatch demonstrated that the yarn grows a fair bit on blocking, so it's a bit of a leap of faith at the moment!

I haven't been doing much reading again, but this book is perfect for dipping in and out of. It's just a series of small snapshots of bizarre scientific and psychological experiments that have been conducted over the years.

As ever, if you want more lovely knitting and reading content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles* And no doubt next week I will be deomstrating far less focus, and will be back to working on all my WIPs at once ;)


36 comments:

  1. Ooh, I can't wait to see the finished Narragansett! I have been following this project with much admiration :-D

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  2. Both your shawl and your jumper look great. I really want to make something for myself to wear someday, I keep putting it off until I'm my ideal size/weight (which feels like it's never going to happen *sigh*)

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  3. I love the sweater! It looks awesome! I love the cream color.

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  4. Your Narragansett looks great. Looking forward to see it all done :)

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  5. Loving the sweater! You've really made some headway since last week!

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  6. You always find the most interesting books to read and I think this one would be great for one of my guy's here, thank you. :)

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  7. I like the sound of that book... : )

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  8. Can't wait to see the finished sweater----I adore that pattern. Worsted sweaters are usually too heavy for me (my hot flashes) and our southern weather, but I'm still tempted with this one!!! Lovely.

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  9. Two very pretty projects! I'm positive that once you block it, the sweater should stretch nicely, I'm certainly hoping it does because it is looking so nice!

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  10. You have been knitting so much!! Love the little sweater :) I also love love love your shawl :)

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  11. Both project look wonderful. You do such wonderful work!

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  12. Gorgeous! I can't wait to see that sweater blocked and modelled! I think it's going to be such a great item. The sample knit sweater I'm just starting is something I'm hoping will be the same for me - a great piece for layering :)

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  13. I'm just loving that sweater! I can't wait to see it finished!

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  14. How pretty! I love the shawl too. can't wait to see the end result.

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  15. What great progress! Can't wait to see it all finished!

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  16. I can't wait to see the finished sweater, the pattern is wonderful! I do hope it'll fit, too. :-)

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  17. My roommate read that book for a class recently, it sounded really interesting. Sounds like you are on a roll with your sweater, can't wait to see it done!

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  18. Can't wait to see your Narragansett! Just checked out all the shawls on your post. Lovin' them. I think I need to knit a shawl.

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  19. Love seeing the sweater progress! I can't wait to see it finished! It looks like it will be a good staple in your wardrobe!

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  20. love the color of your sweater!

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  21. Oh, you're so close to finishing your Narragansett! It looks fantastic! And, I'm seeing the Stripe Study Shawl all over the blogsphere and wondering how/why I am not knitting one too!

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  22. It's funny how some projects are more captivating than others, isn't it? I find that I can happily work on some without picking up anything else, while others have to fit in between works in progress because they just don't click for me somehow.

    Your jumper's looking awesome! I love the little cable details and the colour is fab :)

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  23. Lovely projects! I love that jumper, I want to make one now! And the shawl is so pretty :)

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  24. Your sweater is looking gorgeous, and I love the shawl! Looks like masses of work though!

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  25. Looks awesome, even if it is a bit lumpily displayed. Gosh I hope it blocks out exactly as you hope!

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  26. oooh ... you are so in the home stretch! can't wait to see it finished!

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  27. Oh that is turning into a nice sweater! I swatch but I usually don't block. I think it will be alright though.

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  28. Whoa that book sounds fascinating; and your knits look awesome. I have yet to block a thing so maybe I'll just watch and learn from you.

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  29. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished jumper. I thought something was missing from your photo. Not enough knitting projects for you!

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  30. I love the colour of your Study Stripe Shawl! Narragansett looks like it's coming along great :)

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  31. Your sweater looks great... and I love the book title! Definitely something to check out from the library some day!

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  32. The Naragansett is looking awesome, and I'll keep my fingers crossed that the blocking-magic works out and gets you a perfect fit.

    Also, your stripe study is looking amazing. Still lovin' your colour choices.

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  33. That is looking fantastic - nothing lumpy about it. Your knitting is very even. Pretty pattern. Enjoy

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  34. Nice work! I followed you from WIPW. Here is my latest project: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

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