Monday, April 30, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
I finally finished the reworked fronts last night. I would have been done sooner had I not forgotten to bind off for the armholes. At least the fronts are now done! I started the sleeves after the fronts were finished and those will be done in a flash. I hope I can block all the pieces later this week.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Must Pay Attention
As you can see, I made a bit of a mistake here on the two fronts of the cardi. I didn't knit enough rows on the eyelet sections before the peplum waist. So, it looks like I will have to do some frogging. Luckily, these sections knit up pretty quickly. I think I'll go ahead and knit up my sleeves first and then revisit the fronts.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Here's the Back
I finished the back of the cardi on Saturday while sitting and knitting on my new sectional that came in a month early! I started both fronts and am at the beginning of the peplums. This is knitting up pretty fast. The cardi is a lot shorter than I originally thought it was. Since the fronts have no stockinette stitch, I'm expecting that the rest of my knitting will go by rather quickly.
Friday, April 13, 2007
I Love Peplums
As I started this project, I realized that I really love to knit lacy patterns. The patterns usually require me to pay attention, stay focused and are interesting enough not to be boring. I'm just past the peplum. I was a little disappointed that the top half of the back was all stockinette stitch, but it should still knit up pretty fast. I suppose I could just kept knitting the eyelet stitch pattern, but I think the smooth fabric will be a nice contrast to the lacy bottom.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
I headed out to Lint yesterday after work to scope out yarns for the short-sleeved cardigan project. I was leaning toward the Blue Sky Organic Cotton, but I didn't like the color selection. Then my eye caught the new stock of Cotton Fleece on the shelves. I had thought about knitting up the cardigan in a light gray yarn and when I saw this slate charcoal color, I knew this was my yarn. I haven't used Cotton Fleece since I knit Gigi and as I was swatching and the knitting up the eyelet rib last night, I was wondering why. This yarn feels great in my fingers. It's a little splitty, but it creates a wonderful fabric.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
These two patterns are from the spring/summer issue of Vogue Knitting. The cardigan looks like a fun and easy lacy spring number. I'm really drawn to the dress for some reason too. I think it's because of the buttons. I'll probably start with the cardi first. The pattern calls for Lion Brand Organic Cotton, but I couldn't find that, so I may have to substitute something else.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
As some of you know, I have been in the process of remodeling my basement, kitchen, and bathroom. It has almost been six months since the work started and now it is slowly coming to a close. I am really excited because I now have a studio space in the basement where there formerly was a large round dining table. I just finished unpacking and organizing the area last night and it turned out better than I could have imagined. I am psyched to start using this new space!