Nupps are kind of a pain in the behind. Nupps are a knitted bobble and there are a fair number of bobbles in the Swallowtail Shawl that I mentioned in the previous post.
But I have found a way to deal with them. If you are knitting this shawl and need some help/hints, just let me know. Yes there are hints all over the internet, but they mostly suggest 2 things, knitting them differently (or purling them differently), or making them smaller. My way is different, but I am too
lazy busy to show you now because well, because I am knitting nupps!
Anyway, here is a photo of what I have so far:
I am about half done with the first lily of the valley border. There are 2 wide lily of the valley borders; 2 wide sections of nupps. So this fast shawl has become much less fast. Still like it though and will probably do one to keep. Maybe even the same color – haven’t decided yet.
I finished the 2nd sock of the Welt Fantastic set, but the 2nd looks like the first so I didn’t bother to photo them for you.
Started on another Ridged Feather (Sensational Knitted Socks) in one of the sock yarns I bought half price at Needlework Unlimited Yarn Outlet. I love it so far, here is a photo:
It is Lana Grossa – Meilenweit Multiringel – color 5070. It reminds me of a hazelnut mocha latte or something equally yummy. This time I am doing the 11 stitch pattern on a 77 stitch sock with plans on a 33 stitch heel – shortrow this time. I like the afterthough heel but it is a lot of work. I know I could figure out a neater way of picking up those stitches, but I just want a nice restful sock experience this time.