Friday, 15 January 2016

Reducing the Leftovers

Surprisingly, I'm managing to keep myself on track with my knitting and not allowing any distractions.  I'm sure this won't last, but I'm making the most of my single-minded devotion to my Fair Isle knitting and I'm progressing nicely.


It feels like it's slow going because I'm knitting all the pieces at the same time in order to monitor colour usage, but really it's going well.  I'm not sure if it's a realistic target, but I'm aiming to have this cardigan finished by the end of this month.  If the distractions keep their distance, I should be able to manage it.


I reckon I'm about 35% - 40% of the way through the cardigan.  I'm trying to use up my leftovers of Rowan Fine Tweed from my stash.  Here's what I started with-


This little lot weighed in at 444 grams.  I weighed what hasn't been knitted up yet, today, and I'm now down to 314 grams - that's 130 g used so far - not bad going.

I'm feeling proud of what I've done so far, so I'm linking with Linda's Crafty Corner Stash Busting Party for this week.

21 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic! A very beautiful way to stash bust! xx

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  2. Janet, I am in awe of your skill it is stunning. The Fair Isle pattern and colour combination is a real delight. An amazing stash buster. Take care.

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  3. It's a very impressive make, you are such an accomplished knitter I have no doubt you will finish it by the end of the month x

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  4. Love the colour combinations in this cardi. You must be feeling very satisfied with it. Soon be wearing it ! Lovely work.

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    1. Thank you Caz, I'm loving knitting it, so hopefully it will fly off the needles.

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  5. A wonderful and very,very nice work. Rowan Fine Tweed-
    I love it!!! I wish you a good progress and a very nice result.
    Ingrid

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  6. That cardigan is going to be amazing Janet you must have so much patience. Thank you for linking and have a great weekend. :) xx

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  7. Absolutely beautiful. You have also made me think that perhaps I need to reorganise my stash. I have it sorted by colours, but perhaps it would be better to keep it sorted by brand or ply.

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    1. Thank you Ginny. I group my stash by yarn thickness and if there's enough of it, by brand. As Rowan fine tweed is a favourite of mine, I have quite a lot of leftovers.

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  8. You should be proud, that sweater is a work of art. I love the colors and the detail. Good luck with the finish,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith, it's continuing to come along nicely.

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