Monday, November 28, 2005

Done (except ruffles)!

I finished my sweater this morning and it turned out very nice. I don't have pictures yet b/c it's a dreary Sunday so I never really got dressed for the day until I went to the gym to swim, so I've either had bedhead or goggle eyes all day. Neither of those make a pretty picture. I don't have ruffles on the sweater either. I may do something different than chiffon - some of my friends suggested this funky Habu yarn at our LYS, so I'm going to check it out tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have pictures later this week, in the next couple of days.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

All done... except the ruffles.

Posted the end result of my Greek Pullover in my blog on Tuesday, but somehow seem to have forgotten to post it in the KAL blog! Anyway - this is my Greek Pullover, minus ruffles, because I haven't had time to get the chiffon yet:

And another one:
Apologies that the pictures are a bit dark...

The yarn I used was the one the pattern called for: Rowan Kid Classic. The colour is 'Nightly'. I only needed four of the five balls that were recommended.

I have already worn the pullover once and am quite pleased with it. If anything, I would probably make the body and the sleeves a bit longer, but the ruffles might sort this out anyway.


I know I haven't been very active on this blog, but I have been working on my Greek Pullover. See?

This progress was made thanks to a knitting retreat last weekend during which I parked my butt on the corner of a couch in a hotel room and knitted non-stop from Friday night to Sunday morning. (Well, that's not entirely true. I did go for a 12-mile run Saturday morning. And I did stop to eat once in a while.) Before the retreat, the back was the only piece done. The I-cords are also done, but they weren't before this picture was taken last night.

Instead of doing chiffon ruffles, I may use some yarn from my LYS that everyone at the retreat who is familiar with this yarn was suggesting. It's Habu, and supposedly very big and frilly and funky. They were telling me that this grey color would be PERFECT with this sweater. Sounds cool. I'll have to go there next week and check it out.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Well, all the pieces are done...

Hi, I finished all the pieces a couple of weeks ago and did a three needle bind-off for the shoulders. Then I did something that happens more often than I'd like to admit: I put it down and started a new project... I even went to my neighborhood craft store and bought chiffon because I was so excited that the finish was in sight! So I'm going to try to finish next week, I'm a grad student and I have the whole week off for thanksgiving so it should be a cinch, right? ;-)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hi all...

I'm new and my yarn just arrived today. There are no stores around me that carry Rowan yarns and I recently fell in love with KnitPicks Andean Silk in Hollyberry, so I decided to give that a try for the Greek Pullover. Has anybody else done the same with good results?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Here are the parts of my Greek Pullover, washed and blocked:

Not a particularly good picture, but it's difficult to get all the different parts in one shot, and black doesn't photograph well anyway. :)

Still have no chiffon for the ruffles, but I think I may just add that last finishing touch at a later date...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Greek Pullover Knit-A-Long

Hi I finally have something to show! Will post a pic in my blog in a sec.