Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Oaksike up-date

This past week I've been working on Oaksike, the Louisa Harding pattern from Little Cake that I started earlier this month.

Now that Rona is finished and off my conscience I can concentrate on this pattern. At first it seemed a bit daunting - lots of lace with cables - and the back and two fronts are all knitted at the same time. However, I am loving this pattern. It is very detailed but not in a way that you can't let your concentration waver for a second. The lace pattern has a nice rhythm to it.

Once you reach the armholes it seems to suddenly take off. Since taking this photo, I've finished the back section and the other front.

Only the sleeves and bands to do. I'm making this for my birthday - less than 2 weeks to go. The rate I'm going at the moment I'll definitely have it finished in time. The sleeves are a different pattern to the body, so more variety.

This week I'm decorating the spare bedroom. We're turning it from a junk room into a sitting room were we can watch our DVDs without having to fight for the main television. Tomorrow I start the wallpapering! I'll be worn out by the end of the day but if I work hard and get it done, I'm going to spend the next 2 weeks relaxing. Birthday treat - plenty of knitting and watching DVDs - what more could you ask for.


  1. I love the way the sweater is looking! I also just love your blog....finished looking through all your to check out your crocheting! I plan on crocheting your poppy earrings for myself.
    Thank you for sharing the pattern.....:)


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