Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Purple Pain

Here's the finished Rowan sweater. I actually completed knitting the body last fall, but just really didn't want to dive into finishing it. The Berocco yarn is great, but in hindsight, I should've chosen a less bulky yarn. Back stitch on the seams would have made it even bulkier, so I used mattress, but finding consistency with mattress was tough because of all the increases and decreases. Like the argyle cape, I will likely never wear this sweater. Oh- it's also very short. I should've guessed, since the model in the magazine was sitting down and you couldn't see the length. It's too short for my taste, but maybe one of my friends will want it!

Monday, February 22, 2010

We're back on

Two packages arrived for me today. The first, from my dear friend, Tiffanie, contains 5 skeins of Sublime baby cotton kapok dk, in soft pink. Tiff just had a baby girl, Savannah, and I'll use this yarn to knit her up something really sweet. I have a few ideas of what I'm going to make, but I'm keeping it a surprise. Thanks Tiffanie!

The second package contained the yarn for the sweater I've been wanting to make for a while now. It's the second time I've ordered the yarn, but I actually have it now and I'm not letting it go! I'll make this after the baby project. It's ggh Aspen yarn, which I found really difficult to get my hands on this time around.

The sweater is from a Rebecca update from a while back, and looks something like this.
As for the Rowan creeper sweater I started back in Sept., I've finished making it up, I just have to weave in the ends and get a photograph of me wearing it. I'm not thrilled with the result, but I'm glad I'm done, and I can move on. Happy knitting!