Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cast On

I've have cast on my red sweater, it is Isabella. I have completed the first row of eyelets on the back. I am really liking the look of the fabric but have never knit a top on such small needles with such fine yarn. I think it is going to take longer than I first anticipated but am hoping it will be worth it. The photo is that great as I am using straight short needles. I much prefer using circs but couldn't find wood or bamboo ones in the correct size. I have to use wood or bamboo as metal causes bad pain in my fingers.

I chose to turn the picot edge as I knit as I'm not great at sewing and use this method often when knitting socks .

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Dale of Norway baby sweater... finished!

I'm so pleased that I finished this because I usually enjoy stranded knitting and this lace was hard. I had to revert to being a knitting student again complete with ripped out portions, etc.

Now I can concentrate on my favorite kind of knitting. Stranded color work... another Dale of Norway baby sweater for the same grandchild.

You can see that one on my new and under-construction blog.

Rusted Root

I just finished another red sweater by the Zephyr Style gals. I documented all my modifications on my blog.

Rusted Root

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tomato In Progress

This is my first post here and I am delighted to meet you all! I am currently working on my second red sweater Tomato--the first one being Poppy. I am really enjoying this knit and I must say the knitting seems to be cruising right along... I'm about 10 repeats away from separating for the sleeves so that I can increase on the chest area.
This is my first time knitting wity Blue Sky Dyed cotton---I am so loving the experience! I can hardly wait to have this little number off the needles for the summer:) Oh and the color --is the original colors Wendy Bernard used for her design Tomatoe and . I love reds! Can you tell?

This is what the finished sweater should look like. if you are interested in the pattern you can sign up for Knitting Daily and download it for free. Its on their newsletter right now.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dale of Norway baby sweater

After I stumbled across the KAL red sweater blog June 1, I thought that it would motivate me to begin this new sweater for my granddaughter that I had been procrastinating. While I love stranded color work knitting, I have only knit one or two lace items. Both were quite simple and completed with great difficulty. That was several years ago and I have been avoiding lace ever since. But, time to learn something new!

I have made progress on this baby cardigan, but had to rip out and reknit many rows when my count got off and the pattern became randomly lateral instead of uniformly vertical and horizontal. I am so easily exasperated with this. Luckily, I am making a size 2, and my granddaughter is 2 months old so I should be able to finish it in time… even with all the stops and starts.

Monday, June 04, 2007

20 & 21 / 52

Looking back, I thought I had already posted pair 20, but realized that I ran out of time the other day.
Pair 20 -
Is medium weight Fire on the Mountain from STR. Just a simple 4/1 rib over 65 stitches on 2,5 mm needles.
Fire on the Mountain

Pair 21 -
Victorian Lace from the 6 Sox KAL are finished. Since I am not planning on wearing these with sandals, I ended the lace partway down the top of the sock and finished it with 4x4 ribbing.
Knit out of Angel Seawool from Fleece Artist on 2,5 mm needles. Once I memorized the 12 row pattern (which really is many less rows) it went incredibly rapidly.

Since I am out in the field playing Army for the next couple of weeks, it turns out I have lots of knitting time. Rest of the details can be found here.


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Medallion Cardigan

I knit the Medallion Cardigan pattern by Meg Swansen from her book Knitting. The original pattern is in white and black. Me? of course I had to make it Red!

The inside of the cardi just to show my strands.
More detail in my blog. I am in love with this one!

My other red FOs and a WIP

Here are two other red FOs from last year.

Green Gable
Pattern: Zephyr Style
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Candy Apple
Modifications: I lengthened the body and sleeves; and increased at the hips.

To Dye For
Pattern: Martha Lazar
Yarn: 4 skeins KP Suri Dream in Strawberry

I'm currently working on this.

Rusted Root from Zephyr Style