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Monday, March 24, 2008

All Change

Remember this?

Well it became

and then

Although that might be a bit misleading because I couldn't turn that yarn into a cat.

I realised that I was never going to wear the jacket and it seemed such a waste of yarn - which wasn't cheap. So back to balls and onto the needles pretty quickly so that I could wear it this winter. If I left it, I was in danger of finishing it in the summer and then forgetting I had it. I have learned a few things from the original project. One is to take better notes. I am very fond of writing "used size needles to get gauge". Hmm not much help when the pattern is from a library book and I have no idea what the gauge was.

The pattern I made up from measuring a (shop-bought) sweater that I really like and I stuck to the measurements apart from adding almost an inch to the length. The ribbing was worked on smaller needles but with the same number of stitches as the main part. The body and sleeves were worked in the round as far as the armhole shaping and then they were joined and worked in the round with raglan shaping until the neck shaping.

I am really pleased with how the sweater came out and as I finished it in time for a cold weekend it has been worn.

The other thing I learned from the original project - if I don't like something when I finish it, I am unlikely to change my mind later.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Saturday Sky

It's been a little while since I've posted a photo of Saturday's sky so today you get two.

One from this morning and the other from this afternoon.

Not much difference in the sky but a couple of degrees rise in temperature makes the snow disappear. And snow in the morning was a perfect excuse to finish the sweater and wear it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Where Have I Been?

You may have noticed that I haven't said anything for a while. Not for lack of imagination nor trying. For some unexplained reason I could not access my blog. So after a while I stopped thinking about what I wanted to write but it seems that I have access again so I will leave you with some knitting.

The photos don't show the colour well but they are lime green. Knitted for the boy child who has very cleverly worked out that if he asks me to knit him socks I pay for the yarn so he doesn't have to spend his money on socks.

Yarn: Meilenweit Cotton by Lana Grossa
Needles: 2 mm
Pattern: Basic sock pattern