Monday, December 31, 2007

Tis a Puzzlement

This sweater is knitting up so fast! It's one I may actually finish!

My gauge was different from my swatch, as usual, and the back is a bit smaller than I planned.
It was also originally planned with some shaping, but then I got knitting during a movie and I was so engrossed in the film, I forgot to do it! I'm debating whether to pull out 12 inches and redo it with the shaping, or to just do the shaping on the front side. Really, it is at 4 stitches to the inch and wouldn't take me long to redo, but then again, it is me. And I'm not so good at finishing things...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Shawl Sweater Started, FINALLY!

So I worked on the pattern for my shawl neck sweater. I have the back mapped out and knit a good 5 inches of it. Very pleased with that!

I was going to try to work from a couple of patterns I have in books, but they were all working with worsted weight (or smaller) yarn and this is aran weight. I really didn't want to have to play with the gauge or numbers that much.

Then this lovely, talented, and very beautiful friend of mine had an extra little pressie for me for christmas. Rowan's Scottish Highland Knits book.... And the first pattern is a chunky weight sweater with a shawl closure. Sure it is all in seed stitch, (and you all know how much I love that!) but it is much closer in the gauge and shaping that I was wanting. I've looked through the pattern and seen a few tweeks here and there (adding some shaping). and of course had to adjust to a larger size. but for the most part, the backs are the same. it is the front flaps that are going to have to be improvised. eh, should be done in a week, right???

ah well, time to knit!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Can I breathe yet?



we have them why?

It's been a while since I've been online at all.
Between working retail (holiday hours suck!) and a couple of other "normal" jobs AND getting ready for the holidays, i've hardly had time to breathe.

I have done almost no knitting.
I finished lappy 2 a little while back. I still haven't woven in the ends.
I did 3 rows on "big yella" while in the movie theater tonight.
I think that's all.
Oh have I said that I started Bellatrix socks? LOVE THEM! adore them. Can't wait until next christmas when i finish them!
How sad!

And Morgana is having issues. The little flexible piece that connects the treadle to the footman (i think) broke. Madalene has the piece that I need, but she keeps forgetting to bring it to knit night. not that i'd have had much time to work on it anyway.

ah well, perhaps a more interesting update next week. I have a new digital camera (slightly better than the last) to start taking pictures. YAY!

until next time......