Monday, October 02, 2006

Marina Progress

After spending a weekend on Monhegan Island at a knitting retreat, Marina has progressed nicely. We spent evenings in our building - an 1840 home converted to a dorm - in a parlor knitting by kerosene lantern and head lamps. What a good time we had. I came home with Marina above the armholes. It has now progressed to the shoulder bind-off and have started on the sleeves. I chose to do a 3 needle bind off instead of grafting the shoulders. Had a little problem with this as there was an extra stitch at the beginning and end of the shoulder. After taking it out once, I decided to knit 3 stitches together on the first and last bind off instead of 2. Worked out fine and the pattern matches beautifully. Have cut the armhole steek and started the first sleeve. I am really enjoying working on this sweater, the colors just glow.

Poetry in Stitches

Also on the needles, cardigan from Solveig Hisdal's Poetry in Stitches. Work has progressed to the neck decreases. It has been put aside for awhile as "Marina" KAL has started. The fiber is Hifa, a Norwegian 100% wool 2ply purchased as a kit from Nordic Fiber Arts.