Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday v.22

Wednesday again?  Already?  You wouldn't know it from the state of my knitting, which looks sadly similar to the way it did last week.  Mr. Right has been working all kinds of cuckoo hours (16 or so a day during our vacation - boo!), and it's kind of thrown me for a loop, schedule-wise. 

Anyway, I've made some good progress on Chevalier Mitten #1 this week.
All was well until I figured out that I fumbled the thumb hole.  Sigh.  I have to rip out about 6 rounds of what you see here and fix it.  Still learning about the whole chart business, definitely the hard way this time.  Ah well.  Don't be too surprised if I show up next Wednesday being all pleased with my progress and showing you a picture that looks remarkably like this.  It'll mean that I've gone twelve rows counting the backward and forward progress.

Faced with a boo boo at some point in the far back reaches of my knitting, I did what any self-respecting knitter would do.  I reached into my knitting bag and dug around until I found something else to work on.  Yep, the cable lace vest is back, but just barely.  I had an hour to work in it at lunch today, but only managed a few rows since it took me about 30 minutes to find my place in the pattern.  It's been a   l o n g time since I've worked on it.  If you peer closely at the middle, you'll see an inch or so of virgin knitting territory.  Feel free to Ooh and Aah.
I promise it'll look different next week.  Really.  But not for a while, as Mr. Right is taking me out to dinner. Yay!

For more (lots and lots more this week) crafty goodness, head over to Tami's blog and see what all the other WIPW-ers are up to!


  1. Sorry about the mitten-fumble, but the charting is looking gorgeous. And I love how long the cuffs are, too.

  2. Both projects look great! Sorry you had to frog some of the glove, but it still looks great!

    Wow, sucks Mr Right had to work so much during your vacation. That just seems SO wrong!

  3. Ripping back is no fun but your mitten is looking so pretty. I have a hard time with charted patterns, also. If possible, I convert it to written instructions.

  4. Hey could use some new gorgeous mittens.... Just sayin :) the vest is some kinda wonderful yummy color. Hope your schedule gets back to normal. I'm anxiously awaiting the return of some sort of semblance of normalcy around here.

  5. Don't you hate when the men have all kinds of weird hours? My routine gets completely shaken up if he starts working different hours. Really love those mittens!

  6. GORGEOUS mittens! I really like the long cuffs. I am convinced that chart knitting requires a certain amount of ripping out before completion.