Monday, March 24, 2008

The Endless Search

Did you ever notice that it's really hard to find the perfect red sweater? I love red, so I always keep my eye open when I'm out shopping. Sadly, none of the red sweaters I find are ever quite right. Perhaps I'm fussy? Regardless, this is one of the things I love about being a knitter. I don't have to search endlessly for the perfect red sweater, I can just make myself one! Of course, sometimes this turns into a search for the perfect red yarn, but that's another story.

My "happy" red ski jacket is zooming along, and the end is almost in sight. Here is a picture of the completed colourwork yoke.

If you're interested in seeing pictures of the inside, skip on over to my blog. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a collar to knit!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ski Jacket

Hi! I'm new to the KAL, but I love me a good red sweater so I look forward to seeing everyone's completed projects!

Surprisingly, even though red is one of my favourite colours, this is my first hand knitted red sweater. It's the Ski Jacket from Veronik Avery's "Knitting Classic Style", and I'm knitting it out of Lopi in "happy red".

This is my first colourwork project as well, and I've just reached the part of the yoke where the colour pattern begins. I'm very excited about this project, and I think the colours in the yoke will contrast very well with the red. If I can get this done soon, it will be perfect for cool spring evenings.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Kimono Red Vest

There was this pattern in the Rowan #8 Studio book that just really wanted to be knitted. But gray? I mean, really. Grey is such a nice colour but there was this lovely red Rowan Aran on the shelf.

I started in on Feb 22

Had it finished by 26 Feb 08

and then there is the needed mirror picture

I left it home, blocking. Now all a need to do is find a really nice shawl pin.

It was a great change from all the socks (or my Viking Ship Sweater).

(aka Proseknitic )

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I guess I like Red Sweaters...

Well - the red version of the White Gansey is languishing unfinished in the knitting bag, but I have been busy as a bee on the Viridescent Diamond Cardigan - a Norah Gaughan pattern from an old Classic Elite book. I am doing it in Simply Shetland Lambswool and Cashmere in color Red Hot, which is a gorgeous rich red with a subtle tweedy look and feel. Yummy.

More pics on the Blog