Sunday, August 13, 2006

Tubey rocks again, finally!

Ok, it has been a good knitting week. I picked Tubey back up, and I knit 9 body rows. I tried it on, and... success! Well, so far. I still have a lot to go. But I'm very excited, because I was seriously doubting that this sweater would ever be finished.

I have also started Pullover Flair from Sping 2006 Interweave Knits. Scroll down towards the bottom of that page to see the sweater.

The yarn is actually really interesting. Its two-stranded, one strand is this tweedy grey and white cotton, the other is this silky very orange ribbon-like yarn. I'm using the recommended yarn, Artful Yarns Olympic in 34 Tokyo and size 8 addi circulars. Its a fairly open gauge, which accounts for the extreme drape of this sweater (a big part of why I like it).

And, for fun, my lazy cat enjoys the sil on this beautiful day!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

FO-Classic Tweed

Yo. So Its been wicked hot here and the knitting/finishing has been at a minimum lately. I did manage to finish the seaming, weaving in ends, and ironing (yes, ironing) of the Classic Tweed Sweater. I'm happy with it in that it is a large finished project that doesn't suck. Do I love it? No. The yarn, though very pretty, breaks like its friggin' cotton candy. That's not so bad for knitting, but sucks for seaming. Oh and there's a lot of seaming. There's no waist shaping, so it looks a little lumpy on me. And the sleeves are doing this weird puckery thing... but overall I'm satisfied. I will wear it. Most likely with jeans on the weekend.

I've also made progress on the USMP. I am falling more and more in love with this sweater and getting more and more nervous about the curling that is going on. Again. pray that blocking works!

And, also, because it is the most beautiful WIP I've seen lately, here is the pre-sundried tomato pesto out of Sundays at Moosewood. I think this is beautiful before its blended. I love the layers!