Friday, November 09, 2007

cabled bangle

So I finished one Cabled Bangle. I finished it over the course of three evenings, without working very hard at it. You could make one of these in a day if you really wanted to. I used Dale of Norway Heilo on size 3 needles. The weight of the yarn was just right, since I could still get my hand into the bracelet, but the needles were probably a little small for the yarn. Although, this was fine by me, since I didn't want any of the bracelet to show through. Because the bracelet is not pretty. At all. I cast on 20 stitches and used a 10 st cable chart from Vogue Stitchionary II. Although the swatch fits around the bracelet nicely, the cable looks a bit stretched. I think next time I will try an 8 st cable, and one that's a bit more "solid" looking. Maybe just a basic twisted cable.

But the next bracelet is going to have to wait. I am suddenly nervous about how many knitted gifts I had planned on for Christmas! One year I made myself crazy, last year it was ok. This year is looking sketchy...and I kinda don't feel like stressing myself out over this beloved hobby which I enjoy so very much. :) I have decided to prioritize and try to work on one thing at a time, but some projects may just have to get eliminated. First on the list is the Lucy in the Sky Cardigan, which has been a little bit of a pain in the neck so far. It has nothing to do with how the pattern is written--I just can't memorize the diamond chart. It's not difficult, but I do have to make sure I pay attention to my knits and purls. (Boo for paying attention.) But I'm almost up to the armholes so it should only get easier from here.


Blogger Stacey said...

that is a neat idea - I like the bracelet!!!! don't stress - knit because you want to, not because you have to!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

Looks fantastic- and the possibilities for designing them are endless! I think the cable looks great.
- Julie

10:31 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

i LOVE this.........and have put it on my list.....but i too am stressing over how much i have given myself to knit!
i really hate loosing sleep over my knitting!!! :)

10:53 AM  
Blogger Kessa said...

Love it! I don't do holiday knitting because of the stress I seem to put myself under. Don't stress your knitting; just enjoy it!

11:17 AM  
Anonymous mimsie said...

The cabling looks great, something I definitely wanted to try (was too excited to finish my projects to do anything fancier than I what I made :P) Isn't it awesome how you can turn an ugly bracelet into a fashionable accessory? :D

11:19 AM  
Blogger Smuddpie said...

This is funny, (In by best Bogey voice) "Out of all the cables in all the books, you had to pick this one..."

2:23 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

looks great, i can't wait to make one too (after all my own christmas knitting, of course)!

5:03 PM  
Blogger luxeloops said...

so cute! love it.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Devonshire said...

I love the cabled bangle - it looks great. I completely understand about holiday knitting....why do we do this to ourselves. Best of luck on yours.

9:20 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

this is so fantastic!! i think these would make great gifts for people, too!

beautiful, thanks for the link :-)

8:55 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is really cute!

12:18 PM  
Anonymous molly! said...

Cute bracelet! I know what you mean about stressful holiday knitting. I think I have a good balance this year but I am already a little bit worried about finishing everything on time. It takes so much away from the fun! Good luck with yours. :)

8:10 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

This is soo adorable. Just now I have cables coming out of my ears, but I definitely want to try this!

9:34 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

i love that -- looks like a perfect gift!

8:55 AM  

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