Monday, May 28, 2007
I know I previously said this one was next on the needles however ..........
I actually started this one ... same yarn, Debbie Bliss Rialto, different color, different pattern! This is Isabella in Apple green. It is still a simple pattern with class and great lines. A very flattering pattern. the yarn knits up like a dream.
Right now I have changed my mind several times and I am not sure if I am still going to use the Eggplant Rialto for Lucia or not. I love the pattern on the cover of the Rialto book. It is a cabled vest which I would have to change up a bit if I knit it and so I go back and forth on this. The vest has 4 inches of ribbing at the bottom and I don't think that will look good on me so if I knit the vest on the cover instead of Lucia I will have to do maybe 1/2" of ribbing and see if I can get in another cable repeat instead. May involve a little math. Not really a problem for me since I know how, I use a lot of math and calculations at work, I can figure out most anything but I also have a fear of getting something wrong and messing up my knitting. I have to wait until I decide for sure before I show the vest. We shall see. Play it safe and knit Lucia or go out on a limb and knit the cabled vest my way??? mmmm
I have a Jawbreaker finished and ready to block . The above picture is before sleeves but the sleeves are in, all ends are woven and the sweater is ready for blocking. I love this button; I know not the best picture, but trust me it is a really cool button. I picked it up at Knit Knack. I am not sure if I will use it on this Jawbreaker or not. I added some length to the collar and I am afraid it will cover up the button. I will see after I block it. If you don't already know, this about me I have this issue where I always make some little change to the pattern. Makes life interesting for me to say the least. On my first Jawbreaker I added a different edge to the front, I used smaller needles, I did not pick up all the stitches called for in the pattern for the collar, I made the collar shorter plus I did a 3 needle bind off on the shoulders. On this second Jawbreaker I picked up the exact amount of stitches the pattern called for on the collar, which meant picking up almost 2 stitches for every one, I made a longer collar (didn't think about the button), I added a single crocheted edge to the two fronts, I made the sleeves longer, I used bigger needles plus I used the 3 needle bind off on the shoulders. We shall see how this really turns out later this week. Yes, I admit it I have a problem following directions and usually do something to change up a pattern. Right, wrong or otherwise!
My one goal for this week is to finish a sweater that has been completed and the pieces have been blocked for a while now. It is from this book. I met Ann McCauley and find her designs beautiful. She is very delightful person, an accomplished knitter, a dancer and I love her book. The patterns are feminine and timeless. In person they are very beautiful. As usual the pictures in the book do not do them justice. I have the cover sweater on my list of knitting to do's.
I made this one .....
It is a great summer lace top to go over a cami. It is made out of Tahki Cotton Classic in a deep teal color. The pattern was fun to knit.
This will be finished and ready to wear, this week. I will finish this sweater, I will finish, I will finish, I will finish. It is a pullover so I only have two side seams, two shoulder seams and two arm seams. That's it! I know how to do it. I know how to do it well. I took a finishing class from the very best in town, Margaret Wahlin at Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins in Boulder. There is no excuse not to finish this week. I will finish my beautiful sweater! (If I say the word finish enough then just maybe....... the Karma to finish it will be there.)