I am doing my first tubular cast-on for Jared Flood's Eternity Cardigan.
Aptly named since that is about how long this will take me to knit. I cast on
165 stitches which then doubled to 329. At my rate of speed I'll be knitting
two rows a day. Increases were done by picking up the bars between stitches
-- a method that always ends up with very tight stitches when I do it. Then I
dropped a stitch on row three, had trouble figuring out how to fix it but
didn't have the heart to start over -- already! This doesn't bode well. I'm
doing it in Drops Alpaca.
Project two, meanwhile, sits dormant. It's a tote bag constructed from a bunch of knit hexagons (a Garn Studios free pattern that was slightly tweaked to add a button flap.) Yarn is Drops Delight. The hexagons were knit flat in the round on size 2 double pointed needles, and I'm a little amazed that I actually managed to make something out of those toothpicks -- they were SOOOO fiddly. I need to sew in a million loose ends now and block all the hexagons to uniform size before I try to link them all up with a crochet chain stitch. I'll definitely have to post pictures of this mess.