Monday, March 10, 2008

Updates with photos

In the last two months I've finished a pair of socks, most of a child's cabled cardigan (burgundy), a woman's hat, and I've started another child's cardigan (storm blue).

I knit the hat for my mom's friend but had to give it away before I could get a good photo of it. Too bad, it was pretty cool looking and the pattern isn't on Ravelry yet.

I'll finish the first cardigan after my niece tries it on. It just needs a second sleeve, and I don't want to bother with that until I know the first one fits her right. I can handle ripping out one sleeve but I'd rather not rip two. Did I mention the sleeves are knit entirely in seed stitch? Not my favorite thing in the world. (I purl with my left thumb so doing anything that involves repeating K1P1 is slower for me than the average knitter.)

this color is not accurate

this isn't the real color either

I'm excited about the storm blue cardigan, it's a gansey style pattern (decorative knits and purls and a fancy cable) designed by E.J. Slayton, found in a 1994 Knitting Digest magazine. So far I've knit the first 6 inches of the fronts and back. It's worked in one piece to the armholes and finished off with applied i-cord trim and i-cord buttonholes -- which I might change up, I haven't decided yet. The yarn is beautiful, it's the Storm color in Knitpicks Swish DK (superwash). The wool is very soft and I expect it will pill like crazy but oh well, 6 skeins only cost $18. I'm hoping that the cardigan won't have to be washed as often as a regular pullover sweater.

I don't want to know how long it took me to slog my way through these socks. Ugh, so boring to knit. The heels are solid blue because I cut out the other colors and wove in a bunch of ends.

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