Saturday, October 29, 2005

Ruffles...

I took some time yesterday and today, just sitting on the sofa, watching TV, and knitting, with the result that the body and sleeves of my Greek Pullover are now done!! I will post pictures tomorrow, I promise. :)

My question for now though - what do you guys do about the ruffles. My pullover is a kind of black or possibly very very dark blue, but I can't make up my mind. It seems to change with what light there is...

This means that black ruffles might look wrong, and also, I want to avoid looking like I'm in mourning. Any ideas? What colours will you use for you ruffles? Or do you get rid of them entirely?

Help!! :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Finally started!

Thanks to a road trip and another sweater that got to a point where it couldn't have been worked on away from my LYS, I finally got started on my Greek Pullover! I got some really pretty red Kid Classic, and I LOOOOOOOVE working with it. I'm a little off gauge (my gauge is close to 20 sts = 4"), so I'm knitting the 38" size. It's a quick knit; I'm already past the armhole bind off for the back, and I haven't worked on it very much. I'll post pictures once I have some that are interesting enough.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

belated progress post


Hi, sorry it's been a while since I last said I'd post some progress photos. I think it's taking me a long time because I'm subbing the yarn and I always need to do math to make sure I'm making the right size. Anyway, here are my front and back, which have been done for a while. I'm up to the sleevecap on my first sleeve.

I really like the texture of Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed DK, here's a closeup. But I'm guessing the drape is pretty different from Kid Classic so I'm looking forward to what it'll look like in the finished sweather.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Making Progress!

I have now got the back and the front done, but for reasons I have written about in my blog I have to put things to one side for a while!

Here is the progress so far:



Oh yes and the colour of this yarn is the colour in the magazine believe or not!

Monday, October 17, 2005



This is the first pic of my work :-) I'm afraid my camera is pretty lousy ( I have promised myself a new one for Christmas!) but you get the idea. Proof that I'm not just inventing it! The yarn has a gorgeous sheen to it when it's knitted up - I sat down with Sherlock Holmes movies last night and got going with it!

I find keeping a bit of paper and noting down where I'm at helps to solve problems with the writing out of the pattern...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Finally!

I have started!

Not much to see yet, but I am loving the Rowan Kid Classic - so soft and pretty. It gives a lovely haze to the knitted fabric... I'm currently half way through the increase section, so there is a long way to go:



Is anyone else finding the way the pattern is printed in IK not particularly user-friendly? I guess it's to save space, but printing it all in one block makes it look a tad confusing...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

My copy of Interweave Knits is here!!!!

Can you believe it? It's only something like 2 1/2 months late!

Honestly, I feel slightly dizzy - all that excitement on a Wednesday morning... I might faint. ;-)

Of course this means that I can FINALLY start. Greek Pullover, here I come!