Saturday, March 16, 2013

Work in Progress

What am I working on this weekend?

Well first up is an UFO. My Colette patterns Lady Grey Jacket, which if I look back at some notes I made, I started in November 2011. 

Collar hand tailored and steamed
The worst is, when I looked at it the other day, I have done the hard part. I have hand tailored the collar, lapels etc. I used Gerties New Blog For Better Sewing, Lady Grey Sew Along.  And then I just left it.

I even knitted long gloves to go with the 3/4 length sleeves of this jacket.

Now there is a mad rush to finish as I am going away next week and want to take this with me. Nothing like a nice little deadline to get things going!

I am also knitting the Hedera socks from CookieA. This is a free pattern, but I only discovered this after I purchased mine. But that’s ok!

I am using green yarn. Hedera is a type of ivy, and once I had read that I couldn’t bring myself to look at any other colors!

I love the lace pattern on these. It is an easy to memorize four row pattern. This is my first attempt at socks and also a lace pattern. I am hoping to finish the second sock while I am away. I am using bamboo needles, so not sure whether they will be allowed on the plane in my hand luggage. The Air Canada website only mentions allowing plastic round tipped needles.  Not sure what to do there. Anyone travelled and knitted with bamboo needles on a plane?


  1. The US TSA have me no problems with my bamboo circular needles.

  2. Oooh, nice socks. I travelled on Air Canada several times with my bamboo and wood needles (circular and double-pointed) with no issues.