Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Ingenue and Hooks

Work in Progress Wednesday:
Ingenue by Wendy Bernard. Have had this pattern queued for quite some time. I believe I blogged last year about coveting this sweater. It has been cast on. I am using size 8 needles and Cascade Yarn 220 Heathers in a rich purpley grape color. This picture, surprisingly, is actually fairly accurate in representing the color of this yarn. My sleeves are on waste yarn. Currently, I am into the bottom ridge stitch.
Modifications I've made have been few: did not do the last increase round in collar ridge stitch. Didn't want a size small sweater, but wanted a more fitted sweater. I have not been trying on as I go, so we'll see how this plays out for me. Also, my decreases were knit on the sides, rather than distributed throughout. I am not fond of visible decreases in the body. My hip increases have been every 6 rounds instead of every 5 to add a wee bit of length to the sweater, per many ravelry projects wishing their sweaters were a touch longer. I have toyed with the idea of changing the sleeves to be longer and more fitted, but I chose the pattern because I like the sweater, so I'm going to follow the pattern for the sleeves as written. I'll update with any sleeve modifications should I choose to make any.

The other Work in Progress for me is crochet. I'm teaching myself, which consultation from friends, how to crochet because I covet me some granny squares! When the Babette Blanket pattern came out, I immediately purchased and downloaded, despite the fact that I did not know how to crochet a stitch. I even purchased some yarn for the blanket. That yarn is still in my stash. I recently came across the wonderful blog The Adventures of the Gingerbread Lady. On her blog she has a beautiful Babette Blanket and a fabulous iPad cozy of granny squares. I am single crocheting a swatch and am now pleased with my consistent gauge. Onto double crochet....

Toivo ate decently for me today and is now resting comfortably on the monkey chair (so named because there is one monkey in the fabric). Today, the sunshine was out and all things were shiny. A ring of love surrounds me.
p.s. today I fashioned my new drop stitch cowl


  1. I too have had Ingenue in my queue for a while. I need to see what stash yarns I have enough of for a sweater. I love that you are teaching yourself crochet. There's a blog I follow where the woman is making this amazing scarf out of very very nice (read very very expensive) yarn. Go to this blog to see it.

  2. If you're anything like me, it could take you awhile to go through the stash, during the going-through you will come up with several more ideas for projects that you believe you should cast on immediately, but you will find a nice weight yarn. Cascase 220 is such a stand-by for me because unless the pattern calls for fingering or bulky weight yarn, chances are you can achieve gauge with it! I checked out the blog for mrs. thomasina tittlemouse...FABULOUS. We all covet scarves of exquisitely expensive yarn, don't we?!