the Pea Pod cardigan is coming along - I've completed the left front and am s-l-o-w-l-y working my way up the back, which is endless inches of plain stocking stitch (on 3mm needles). I am finding the rhythm of the small gauge, though, and it has a very meditative quality...
I have, however, discovered that I have inadvertently made the left front a size smaller than I had wanted.
Rather than rip it out straight away, I am going to work on the back (in the bigger size) and then assess what I am going to do about the front. I suspect I will need to re-knit it, but I would like to stay in my lovely world for a little longer, where by knitting a larger back, the pieces all just magically come together into the most perfect fitted cardigan, ever!
For a little light relief, last night I cast on one of these.(sorry, it's a Ravelry link, but I couldn't find another one quickly)
I have more friends having babies in the very near future and rather than knit lots of boys and lots of girls things, I've decided to work on three non-gender patterns in ecru, and then add trim/buttons, etc when the little ones arrive.
I am changing the gull stitch on the original pattern to something more neutral. On this first one, I really wanted to do a chevron, but the pattern seems to revolve around a 7st count, and the only chevrons I know of are 8 or 12st repeats. If anyone's got any advice, I'd be happy to hear it?
Instead, I went with bands of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch, which should give a lovely bumblebee pattern!
The most immediate three babies are all due in 4-6 weeks, so this first one, I am making in 4ply cotton hoping that it will stay warm a little longer...
oh, and the new job? LOVE IT!