WIP Wednesday: Girasole

Since the last time I posted a WIP Wednesday, I finished the Garter Yoke Cardigan on April 18th, but I didn’t block it for another three weeks due to weather. This weekend, I finally put the buttons on it and I did a very bad job of it. I became a bit fed up with the cardigan. I haven’t knit anything since I finished it except a demi hexipuff. I’ve lost a lot of knitting mojo. This one month lack of knitting can be blamed on a few things so I am slowly getting back to knitting with my next project.

Girasole by Jared Flood. Mr Flood is one of my favourite knitwear designers I think. Like him, I like tweed, rustic wool, heathers, cables, and lace on thick wool. When I saw Girasole, I wanted to make it because I had a wonderful time making the Hemlock Ring Blanket a few years ago.

I am using Lion Brand’s Fisherman’s Wool. I couldn’t afford to use the Eco for such a project.

Girasole on Instagram

Yes, I am knitting a giant wool doily blanket in the summer. I’ve had the yarn for awhile and the pattern for even longer. Secondly, I can take my time with this since it seems I have not been too interested in anything lately. This could be a good way to bring my mojo back. Finally, since it is summer, I can block and dry this outside in the sun! It’s for the best because I can’t imagine waiting for this thing to dry indoors in the winter.

Wish me luck, everyone. What is on your needles this week?

See more WIPs Wednesday at Tamis’s Amis.

9 comments

    • athena says:

      Hi Minding My Own Stitches. You’d be surprised how much heat I can withstand? hehe. Thanks for commenting and happy knitting.

  1. Bruce Lane says:

    You have done a good job. The design of cardigan, color of wool everything is attractive. Thanks for your nice post.

  2. Laura says:

    I am like you, I find when I get board with something I cant finish it or work well on it anymore, it just puts me right off for some reason, I get board with things when they dont go to plan. I guess knitting and relationships have a lot in common!

    • athena says:

      Haha. I don’t know what happened with this sweater, I just left it off from finishing it too long. I usually like to finish too! Thanks for commenting!

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