Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Swatching was done, couldn't wait so cast on and started knitting. This sweater is addictive, couldn't stop. It's like a jigsaw puzzle, have to do one more row to see what it looks like. Here I am, almost finished with my third pattern repeat! I had a problem with tension, right hand was looser than left hand, but now that I have corrected that I'm sailing along beautifully.
One good thing about retirement is that I have lots of time to knit!
Monday, January 16, 2006
Not being too sure that I liked the burgundy in my first swatch, when making the new one with size 3 needles I substituted the dark green. The needles gave me the perfect gauge and I like the new color combination. Reminds me of the woods and lakes of Maine. I think this one is a keeper!
Sunday, January 15, 2006
This is the swatch for the SFCKAL. I am going to do the Northwest Sunset vest. It is made with Jamieson and Smith Shetland 2 ply on a size 2 needle. My gauge is not quite right, am going to do another using a size 3. I am thinking of changing the burgundy to a very dark blue and the white to a pale yellow which would make the pattern stand out more. It's a cold, windy, snowy day here in Maine today, good day to sit by the fire and knit!
I have finished my Northern Lights mittens as a practice piece for the SFCKAL. The pattern is by Joyce Chinn exclusively for Knit Picks www.knitpics.com. The yarn used was Knit Picks Palette, a 2ply Peruvian wool. This was my first use of corrugated ribbing and I like the effect. It is not as elastic as a regular 2 x 2 rib, much firmer.
Now on to a swatch for the Northwest Sunset vest!
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Just joining in to the Sweaters from Camp Knitalong (SFCKAL). Anne B and I went to our LYS, the Stitching Mantis today and had a great time picking out fiber. We both left with a bit more than we planned but what the heck!
I am going to knit "Northwest Sunset" vest in blues, burgandy and greens.