Old and new challenges and Featherweight Cardigans

With the blink of an eye, May has rushed passed. Why is it that as soon as the weather warms up, time flies even more than it does when it’s cold?
Anyway… I’ve been playing along with the Me Made May 2012 crowd which was fun up to about half the month, then the taking of a picture every day got a bit tedious. It was, again, very inspiring to see what everybody has made. The bottom line for me is that I definitely need to make some bottoms, more importantly trousers. Before I take part in another of those challenges, I want to make at least a pair of trousers and a jacket (both of which scare the heck out of me, but we’ll see…)

I finished another Featherweight Cardigan. I think I never told you about the first one. Here they are:

Featherweight Cardigan

Ravelry Project Page


Ravelry Project Page

Now, it’s June, so I searched for and found another challenge. I am participating in the Knit Girllls Stash Dash. Basically a challenge where you pick your goal of how many grams of material you want to use up over the next 10 or so weeks. I chose to go for 1500g of yarn and 1500g of fabric.

I’ve been in a bit of a knitting funk recently (apart from the Featherweight which was super mindless, knit most of it while reading on my Kindle), but this made me get out my WIPs and start working on them again.

I have three currently on the needles/hook:

A Midsummer Night’s Shawl by Lisa Naskrent which is super close to being done, but those last rows are loooooong.


A Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki which I haven’t even photographed. I find it incredibly boring to work on at the moment. I have no idea why, it’s mindless knitting as well and it will be great finished. It’s black and grey, maybe that’s the problem? I don’t know.

A pair of Fair Isle gloves. I am not super happy with the colour combination. But I guess that’s what you get if you just more or less randomly pull some out of your stash. It’s so hard to envision how they will work together in a fair isle pattern.


One Response to “Old and new challenges and Featherweight Cardigans”

  • Love To Crochet says:

    Beautiful works. I completely understand how those last few rows can become so long…..but it is so pretty. Love the color!