I've listed amigurumi pumpkins and ghosts for Halloween and some other things I've been stocking up on. Check them out on Etsy.
So still working on stuff for the store but I just added a personal project in there too. Because, why not? Right? I bought a pattern by Katie Bellando off Etsy and 12 skeins of bulky yarn. Bat Cape is the pattern and its a cute heavy cape. And the yarn I picked is Lion brand Hue + me in shadow ombre. (Note: not an ombre yarn.) Because it was the right weight and color I wanted without breaking the bank.
Luckily all the yarn is from the same color batch. So far no yarn troubles.
This is my 3rd ever large project. My first was a cardigan for my aunt, the second was a blanket for my cousin's wedding. I much prefer smaller projects like hats and scarves or amigurumi.
I haven't done many swatches but I did for this one. Just wanted to see how close my guage was. I washed and dried the swatch and got 12x16 when the required guage was is 14x16 for 4 inches. Close enough I figured since its not a fitted garment.
The cast on was huge, 465 stitches. Used the cable method. It's my preferred method and meant that I didn't have to use a really long tail.
This is my progress starting row 16. I'm a little worried as I've already used 2 skeins of yarn. But it should decrease more soon. Down to only 425 stitches to deal with. And the different lighting makes the color appear completely different. That's an issue I'm having taking photos for the store. The photo box is helping. Any tips would be appreciated.
Here's a close up of the double increases. Yarn-over, knit one, yarn-over
And the decreases. Slip two, knit one, pass slipped stitches over.
And my guage on the piece is closer to the required 14 stitches in 4 inches. More updates soon.