Monday, January 29, 2007
The yarn is very nice to work with. I think that slight color variegation is going to be gorgeous as I start adding the pattern stitches. Yummmm!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
so all the yarn is rewound including one ball with two row lengths.
i think i am going to let this rest for a few days before deciding whether to tackle this pattern again with more knowledge of how to do it... or go for another sweater pattern - i really like the Nantucket in the Winter IK... and had flagged it to do - I love cables and really need more of a jacket than a sweater... will swatch later and see . But first I need to finish charting a fair isle FIREMAN sweater i am designing for Mr. W my just turned three... its got red in it - so maybe I will blog on it as well.
Nantucket Jacket, Interweave Knits, Winter 2006
Abandoned the original idea (Bristow in Karoke) and decided to do the "White Gansey" (pic here -http://www.joslynsfiberfarm.com/whitegansey.htm) by Beth Brown-Reinsel.
I am doing it sport weight from Lisa Souza - color is garnet. http://www.lisaknit.com/yarn/animalfibers/superwash-sport.htm
Learned the channel island cast on, which produces a subtle picot edge and have about an inch of ribbing on the needles. Pics on the weekend when I have a bit more time.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Hope the move goes well for everyone. I just moved 3 blogs, and it seems to have worked out just fine. It moved over my custom templates, and everything. I think. LOL
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I know its not much of an action shot but here she is being modelled. The specifics of this project are: Travelling Cables Cardigan from Karabella that I used some nature spun from my stash to knit. There has been some interest in where I got my pattern from so here is the link. There are more pictures of her on my blog if you are interested. And there is a travelling cables KAL if you care to join that. Now I am going to take a hiatus from knitting sweaters and knit the red sock yarn that I won from Laura on her Red Letter Day. Once again thank you Laura. It was fun knitting my red sweater and who knows I might be back in a couple of weeks.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
The Doll sweater being admired by Ducky.
Friday, January 12, 2007
I just joined this KAL and I am so looking forward to it!
Do you mind if I spin and dye my own yarn for this? I am thinking of a merino, angora bunny and cahmere mix Aran yarn, dyed in a rich garnet red.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I have now completed the back as you see:
and I love the way the fabric is knitting up. I've done so many socks recently that it feels strange to be knitting a piece of fabric this large but it is great to snuggle up under the bit I have done while finishing off the top!
Hopefully more progress to report soon as I have already cast on the front!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
My Travelling Cables Cardigan is all done. She's steamed and seamed! She fits well but I had no one around to take a picture. Maybe over the week-end I will be able to get an action photo outside so her true color shows. She is a Christmas red, what I think of as "real" red. I will put up a button detail on my blog. I was happy to find buttons with celtic looking cables on them. Now I can start on my red socks without feeling guilty!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
It took me a while to finish all my other projects, but I did! I'm at row 57 of the pattern and have quite a bit to go. The first picture is from 2 days ago. I'm now on my 3rd ball of yarn, 8-9 more to go! Thank you again Lynn for the wonderful. * isn't it funny how different lighting can make colors look completely different. The first one is from a few days ago, in the morning ( truest colors) and the second is from 3:30 in the afternoon today. Both taken in the same chair.
I've been hesitant to make the move.
Moving the blog means that everyone will have to have Google IDs before they can post here. You can find out about that and update your account when you log into your current Blogger account.
People who have already upgraded to the new Blogger can still post here, but will have to log in with their old password. I think.
Yes, it's all terribly confusing for multi-user blogs like this.
So, what I'm going to do is this. I'm posting this post to warn you. On January 8th I'll upgrade this blog to the new version. I hope that will give everyone enough notice... Let me know your thoughts on the subject by commenting to this post or sending me email. My email address is in the sidebar.
Thank you, ladies, for your patience with this upgrade.
P.S. Until January 8, all new posts will wind up under this one. ;-)
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
This is a close-up of the Viking ship buttons I put on my pretty red Freya sweater. :-)
I have got to get my Christmas knitting done, as I desperately want to start a sweater out of the red cashmere/merino I've been hoarding.
Monday, January 01, 2007
I have a blogger blog in beta or the new version. The thing would not let me accept the invitation. Finally, fed up, I created a new account. So here I am.
My first Red Sweater is the Nantucket Jacket by Norah Gaughan. Interweave Knits Winter 2006. The picture is not good. I ended up taking off the button on the top. Now the collar looks better.
The second Red Sweater will be the Celtic Vest Knits Magazine Fall 2003. But the yarn is in roving form so it needs to be spun........soon I hope. Glad to be here at last.