Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I knit a jumper - for me!

Jumper - pullover - genser - whatever you want to call. I did one for me! And I did one earlier this year, but I didn't work on this one for, like, 5 years. This one was started and finished in one month!

Neckdown Pullover Tunic

This is the first time I have knit a neckdown sweater of any kind. I kind of liked it. I didn't try it on or anything, but it allowed me to gauge the amount of yarn I had left, and could make adjustments accordingly. The pattern is from Knitting Pure and Simple, #9726. The yarn is Classic Elite Classic Silk, #6919 Rose.

A simple knit, but very satisfying.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lucky Leafling

Yeah - I've been on a sock knitting jag again.

Lucky Leafling

Lucky Leafling

There is something to be said for being in the Socks that Rock Club from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. You have the opportunity to knit socks that you normally wouldn't. This is from last year, the colorway is Lucky in Mediumweight, the pattern is called Leafling by JC Briar. The heel design is a la Cat Bordhi. I have not tried doing one of her sock architectures, and this gave me the opportunity.

The socks are thick, and I had to rip out the 2nd sock back to the leg because I managed to add an extra pattern repeat, so the sock was huge! Yes, it's true, even I make mistakes.

I am curious to see how they work for me. Kevin is concerned that the bulk in the heel may be uncomfortable for me, and I am concerned that they will bunch. The socks fit tight enough, but I'm just uncertain. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sweet Lime Salida's

There is this group called Sock Knitters Pentathalon, and it started up again in February. They come out with a new pattern every two months, and you're challenged to get them completed before the next pattern comes out. I've liked the patterns in the past, and this one is no exception.

Sweet Lime Salida's

Sweet Lime Salida's

The pattern is by Janneke Maat. The yarn is Yarn Pirate Bamboo/Merino/Nylon in the colorway Sweet Lime. I totally love them - and the rose color matches the sweater I'm working on. Woohoo!