09 December, 2010

Vikings, Day 2

Since I rather miss daily blogging but not having to think of a topic every day, I decided to daily blog the progress on my viking toys. This way, I will keep on track and will hopefully finish well before my 24 December deadline. With 2 hours per night, I have about 32 work hours left to get these little guys finished.





So day 1 finished with a single viking helmet. After about 2.5-ish hours worth of knitting last night, I have two helmets and one viking face. That may not seem like much, but these are very large, I'm discovering. I'll have to post a picture with something for size reference.

So far, the pattern is super easy to follow and other then the bobbles, it's been smooth knitting. Just a bit putzy since I'm working worsted weight yarn on US size 4 needles--taking my gauge into consideration, that's like a more "normal" tensioned knitter working on 2.5s. So yeah, this is some dense fabric, even if it doesn't look it. The pattern was written for non-washable wool, but I think it's working up very well in a 100% cotton.

We'll have to see what tomorrow brings!

4 comments:

K. D. said...

Yay! I missed your daily blog posts. Can't wait to see the progress on the Vikings.

SusanB-knits said...

Looking good! How's your hands? Has it gotten any easier working with the cotton?

Ms. Knitpicky said...

Susan: The cotton isn't bad except for the bobbling, the two PFBs especially. Thankfully, I have one left as a nose on the second viking and then no more for me! WHEE!! :D

I think if I were to work all day in cotton at this gauge, it would definitely put the hurt on my joints.

SusanB-knits said...

I hear you. Good thing there is only the nose left then and no more bobbling!