Monday, November 29, 2004
The original sock scarf. I don't think it's that bad.
And here's an update on Lily of the Valley.
This is why we block. The lower sleeve is the one I finished a few weeks ago. The upper is the one I finished yesterday. It's a bit wizened.
The body is blocking right now... well, half of it is. I blocked the front on the weekend, and this evening I blocked the front. I three-needle bound off the shoulders, so it's kind of tough to work with right now. But I can't work on it, so I started this:
This is my new swatch. I wanted to see which colors I would like, and I think I'm going with the red and tan (top right corner).
I also wanted to see what needles would work. The pattern calls for US3. I like US2 with this yarn. It's going to be Manhattan by Jean Moss.
Monday, November 22, 2004
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Apparently having a blog is going to teach me HTML whether I like it or not. I'm trying to figure out how to get several pictures into the same entry, and with the Hello/Picasa freeware, it's not exactly intuitive.
Today's entry, however, is not about pictures. It's about socks.
Project: Tipsy Knitter Socks
Pattern: It's in Socks, Socks, Socks from XRX.
Yarn: Sandnes Sisu. Splits more than Kroy, but I don't mind. It's a nice color.
The shoes are Rockport Lorenes. They are very light. And this picture reminds me, I need to clean the dining room table before Ed comes home, so he can continue to think that I keep it neat all the time when he's not around.
Monday, November 15, 2004
Project report: Lily of the Valley Pullover
Pattern from: Jamieson's 3
Yarn: Briggs and Little Sport
I have altered the body of the garment by making the armholes deeper (two inches, rather than one-and-a-quarter) and making the V deeper (I really should post a photo of mine, you can see the difference), which necessitated adding some shape to the sleeve cap.
Lily of the Valley Pullover Sleeve
You can't tell from this picture, but it really needs blocking.
I started this sweater back in early May. I did the back in about a month, the front in about four months, and then yesterday I finished the first sleeve. The sleeve took me a week. I think I will allow myself two weeks for the second sleeve, and then a week for the finishing. So, if I also finish the socks I started on Friday, I will be buying that Frangipani I've been lusting after on around December 5.