Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bob Dobbs

Hey guys!
I'm very excited to join the Domiknitrix KAL. I'll be knitting the Bob Dobbs vest. I'm knitting it flat so I can work the image in intarsia rather than duplicate stitch. This is it so far.


The yarn is Plymouth Galway on size 8 addis. I changed the colors to chocolate brown for the main, baby blue for the face and navy blue for the accents. I washed the brown before starting in hopes that it will bleed less. The ribbing and about 4 inches were worked in the round before I split the front and back, adding a selvedge stitch on each side. The back is completed so you guys won't have to watch endless posts of dark brown stockinette.
I'm super pumped about getting this project done and if you guys want to see more, just check here


Just to avoid someone else repeating my mistake.
The Silky Tweed was a very bad choice for the Elfin Bride.
And now I've learned that it is not enough that something feels right, or looks right (and beautiful) or knits to gauge perfectly, if it starts acting up once finished and worn happily for a few hours.
Something I didn't know before.
For some reason the Silky Tweed wanted to be a shorter and wider Elfin when worn.
That is apparently its nature.
But I still loved knitting it. And the cats love snuggling it, and I will just frog and figure out what the yarn wants to be instead.
No disaster as such.
And I will start on a new one June 15, once the last exam paper has been handed in.
I have my eyes and fingers on some lovely dusty greyish lavender mercerised cotton for that same purpose.

Monday, May 14, 2007

L'il Black Riding Hoodie.

Yay! It's done.

This is a great pattern, I love the finished sweater, and I have no reservations in telling everyone to give it a try. I'm going to wear this hoodie until it falls apart.

I'm very glad I used a 2-way zipper for the hoodie. I can unzip from the bottom when I'm sitting so I don't get that weird bulgy effect (yet keep it mostly zipped so I stay warm).

I'm seriously considering making another one someday, that's how much I love it.

More details and pics on my blog.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Hello all!

I'll be starting the Elfin Bride soon. I was going to hold off until I got this vest I've been working on done, but no longer! The Bride is calling to me. ;)

Hopefully I'll get some swatching done this weekend (but I'm moving in a week and a half, so I have a lot to pack and clean up). Might be a little while though.

Looking forward to sharing my progress with ya! :D