Sunday, July 31, 2005

Announcement

Due to wedding festivities and honeymoon I will not be online much from later on today until the end of August. I will probably get round to checking my email once or twice during this time, but if you want to sign up for the KAL and don't immediately receive an invite from me, that's why! So no need to worry, you WILL be added - it might just take a little longer than it would normally take me. :)

I hope you all have fun with your Greek Pullovers - I'm still waiting for my copy of Interweave Knits... it must have got lost in the post, and I have emailed them to chase it up. However, I will be in the US for my honeymoon, so if everything else fails I will be able to pick up a copy then!

Bye for now and I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer - see you at the end of August!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

One side complete!

I finished up the back side of the Greek Pullover yesterday. I have the front side cast on, and hope to get through a few rows today. I'm starting to think that the Clover bamboos are a little dull as I have a tough time diving into the loops when I k2tog for the decreases. Oh well, I'm not going to change needles now!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

I've started

I've spent 2 days working on this so far and have 75 rows complete. I'm making this in the largest size so 75 rows has me through all the waist shaping for the back. I have a few inches to go before I start shaping the armholes. I'm using the Rowan Kid Classic in a cream color with Clover bamboo circs. and I'm really happy with how it's knitting up.


Friday, July 15, 2005

Yarn pictures

The Rowan Kid Classic is here:


Sooo pretty! :)

Now, if I could only bring myself to finish a few of those WIPs I would actually be allowed to start knitting this pullover... Maybe it's a good thing that I'm still waiting for the journal to arrive. I'd be too tempted if I had the pattern.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Yarn is ordered...

Well, I went for the Rowan Kid Classic in the end. After pricing it up carefully it wasn't really that much more expensive than the alternatives I had picked out. I ordered 5 balls in 'Nightly' from MCA Direct.

My almost hubbie will kill me when he sees that I have ordered yet more yarn...

Yarn thoughts...

I was thinking about substituting the Rowan Kid Classic that the pattern calls for, but upon second thought I may have to stick with it. It just looks so lovely, I don't know if I can resist...

Alternatively I could go for 'Fumo' (Lana Grossa), which looks like a good substitute.

Decisions, decisions...

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Welcome to the Greek Pullover KAL

Welcome to the Greek Pullover knit-a-long! Join us to knit this pullover from the new Interweave Knits (Fall 05) magazine.

This will be an on-going, open-end knit-a-long, which means that there will be no deadline for finishing the pullover. This means that we will all be able to finish all those WIPs we have lying around, rather than have to drop everything to work on the KAL. Join up, get inspired by other people's projects, and knit at your own pace - no hurry at all. :)

To join this knit-a-long, just send me an email and I will send you an invitation. Include your name, your email address, and, if you have, your blog address, and I'll add you to the sidebar. Don't forget to copy the KAL button for your own blog.