Tuesday, July 26, 2011
You don't get to see any of the Alison shawl today, because I finished it! It will be part of an FO Friday post at some point....once I get it photographed!
The socks are almost done. I am about half-way through the foot of the second sock. I'm suffering a little bit of Second-Sock Syndrome here, but I'm trying to push through the with the knowledge that once this one is done, I get to try toe-up socks. It seems to be working pretty well..Look!:
I have made it through four of seven sections of Summer Flies. Progress has been quick so far, but is getting slower the more stitches I increase. I love how it's turning out so far, though, and can't wait until it's finished. I love working with Berocco Ultra Alpaca- it's so soft! There was one place where it was spun really tightly, but I worked through it, and now we're back to nice, normal, beautiful yarn:
The boyfriend has promised me an FO photo shoot this weekend, so hopefully I'll have some posts for the FO Fridays to come!
This is a part of Tami's Ami's Work in Progress Wednesdays. Head on over to see what everyone else is up to!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I loved knitting this. The pattern is fairly easy to follow if you have a little bit of sweater experience, and the lacy rib is really pretty. I chose to follow the pattern as written for the sleeves- a lot of people seem to alter them, but I love the bell sleeves in a ¾ length.
A little bit of panicking happened when I thought I had knit it too small (I’m not sure why it seemed so tiny!), but a good blocking stretched it out to the perfect dimensions.
The yarn was fantastic. I really like Shine Sport, and I would totally use it again. It knits up well, with a nice stitch definition, and it’s not overly splitty, as cotton-blends go. It’s nice and soft, and makes a great spring/fall cardigan.
I don’t know that I would knit this pattern again, but only because there are so many other pretty cardigan patterns out there. I want one of each; I don’t have time to repeat any! I would, however, recommend this pattern to anyone else who wanted to knit it.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I’ve decided to add a bit more shaping to the Celebrity Tank. The tank is really cute, but my body shape requires a garment to have a bit more shaping in order to be flattering. I’ve finished the decrease section; now I just need to try it on and, if it’s fitting property, work even for an inch, and then do some increases. I’m taking copious notes on how I’m modifying this pattern so that I can put it in my project notes on Ravelry, where hopefully someone else will find it useful.
In other news, I think I may have lost my mind. The KnitCircus Ravelry group is doing a Knit-A-Long for Fannette from the KnitCircus Summer 2011 issue. Because I don’t already have enough projects on the needles (ha ha), and I love a good KAL, and because I did already have the shawl in my queue, I have decided to participate. Anyone else want to join too?
I cast on for in Malabrigo Fingering in Velvet Grapes.
This is part of Tami's Amis' WIP Wednesdays. Head on over and see what everyone else is working on!
Friday, July 1, 2011
The yarn produced an incredibly soft shawl, but was a little annoying for this particular pattern- the yarn clings to itself so much that it was rather difficult to unravel the dropped the stitches. However, all things considered, I think it turned out nicely. I really enjoyed knitting it, and I'm already working on a new Clapotis, too.
Yarn: Arauncania Aysen
Yardage: 573 yards
This has been a part of Tami's Amis' Finished Object Friday. Go check out her links and see what everyone else is working on!