Sunday, 22 October 2017

#EnchantedCottageKAL Part 6

Last weekend, I traveled down to London to head to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace with Mary and Sacha, and because I'm trying to save money / I've outgrown my discount railcard (finally, so sad - but have you heard of the 'millennial' railcard? Score!) I traveled there and back on the coach. Although surprisingly comfortable, a journey that would normally take 2-3 hours, took in fact 6-7 hours so I would like to avoid doing that again. On the plus side, it meant a LOT of knitting (and watching The Legend of Korra) time. 

And so, it may have taken a coach ride to London to make me do it, but I am finally knitting the Knit Now #EnchantedCottagKAL again! Part 6, halfway there - wow! I mean I am very very behind with what has been available at this point, but still getting there. 

The squares for part 6 focus on slip stitch colourwork, creating this beautiful mosaic effect. My first square was a little bunched up and tight, because I wasn't used to slipping so many stitches along with colourwork, but by the second square my tension had levelled out considerably. Unfortunately you can see above that my colour changes up the sides aren't as neat as the could be, but fortunately once the blanket is all sewn together it should hide it pretty well - well, that's my story and I am sticking to it. I haven't blocked these all too well which is a shame, but again this shouuuuuld be hidden in the  larger blanket itself (oh gosh I hope so!)

I love piling my squares up all together, and it's nice to see some pops of colour in there. I think it will overall end up being quite a dark blanket, but with the lilacs and pinks popping out which should lift the whole thing. 

After I finish this, I have a lot of Christmas knitting to really try and get a head start on (argh!) and I also have some sewing that needs to be done, so I imagine this might take a back seat again, buuut I am going to Comic Con in London next weekend (on the train, thank goodness!) so perhaps some train knitting will finish up with part 7 all completed. 

Are you taking part in the #EnchantedCottageKAL? I hope you aren't as behind as I am! :) 

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