So, I am a Ravelry member (shakeyourbooties). Of course. And I design baby booties (in case you hadn’t noticed). One of the groups I belong to on Ravelry has a monthly encouragement/discussion thread for WIPs and offers prizes (donated by participants in the thread) for FOs.
Last month I won a prize. :)
It was a “choose your own book from Amazon up to a certain amount including shipping.” What a great idea! I picked this book:
A picture on the first page I randomly opened it to:
Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s Lavaliere pattern is a nice lightweight cardigan, worked in one-piece top down. The neckline & front bands are worked in a smocking pattern – making it somewhat ornamental, I suppose. Mine is even more elaborate as I ended up doing short rows around the fronts to widen the front bands, then knitting in a lining for the whole band as I didn’t like how it was lying.
So for this year’s insane challenge, I’m going to try to knit a pair of (stranded) colourwork mittens every month … in addition to all the regular knitting I normally do.
For starters, I did the Torirot Mystery Mittens January 2014 – now called Den hammelige hagen (The Secret Garden). Nothing like leaping in at the deep end! I love a mystery KAL, so it was actually a good way to get started and to pace myself. They came out pretty well, I think. They’re a little too long in the hand, and the tension across the colourwork isn’t brilliant, but I’m happy with them.
Let’s see if I can actually achieve this particular challenge!