Saturday, 24 November 2007
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Friday, 31 August 2007
Monday, 16 July 2007
What do you think?
Sunday, 8 July 2007
My name is Robin and I just joined this KAL. I love the Zephyr Style patterns - they're like candy - quick, easy and mindless!! On top of those characteristics, they also usually have a great fit.
I have made Green Gable, Wicked, and Rusted Root previously and I just finished Tube Top-orini.
I have the patterns for Glee, Miss Marigold and may make duplicates of the others I've already made. I look forward to seeing what everyone else is working on!
Sunday, 24 June 2007
Monday, 18 June 2007
Friday, 25 May 2007
Suggestions for the best cast-off for this? I'm up for learning something new if I need to!
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
I love the simple, top-down pattern (with few seams!) of this sweater. I'm knitting it in the smallest size, and I've decided to make a few simple changes to the pattern: adding some shape to the waist and making 3/4 length sleeves.
As for yarn - I'm using an alpaca silk blend, which is producing a soft, light sweater that will be perfect for summer!
Here's a shot of my work in progress...
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora
Needles: 4mm and 3.75mm Denise Interchangeables
I think I'll give this one to my sis and make another, slightly shorter version for myself.
This one is a little long in the body and a little tight in the arms. I need a looser cast-off as well!
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
I did size medium sleeves on a size small body, and it seems to be turning out right, despite my nerves about that. I figure it should fly along pretty quickly now that the sleeves are out of the way....we'll see. I think it's very possible I will only knit tops in the round from now on....I'm really looking forward to being able to wear it as soon as I'm done, and not waiting to sew it up!
Tuesday, 8 May 2007
Really, I probably should do GG, because the yarn that came today is Moss Green:
There is enough of it to do 2 tops, I think, so maybe I'll do both in green. I'd have to make 1 for someone else, though, because I probably shouldn't make myself 2 handknit tops in the exact same colour! :-) Supposedly I have a few skeins of Cotton Fleece in Columbine, a lovely looking blue, coming to me, but since they've been travelling here for about 3 weeks now, I'm not sure they're gonna make it. We shall see...I have asked the seller to track them for me, but haven't heard back.
Soon I will have progress piccies to share...
Saturday, 28 April 2007
I finished Wicked this morning.
Please ignore the slightly drunken look. I hadn't been drinking, I was squinting in the sun!! Honest.. *looks shifty*
Here is Wicked all laid out:
My sis tried it on as well and has decided that I will knit her one now too. This isn't as demanding as it sounds, as she's made me a couple of tops as well!!! :)
Made from Rowan Calmer in Cream. I used just under 4 50g balls to make this, so I'm really impressed with the yardage.
I fudged the stitches here and there as I realised that my gauge was way off. So I started with the 32"-35" size and then found that I needed to increase the sleev shaping to fit my chubby upper arms. So I moved to the next size up. A bit of swapping between the two sizes, in terms of length and sts decreased. It all seemed to work!!! :)
I'm a pattern follower normally, so to have to think for myself and make this work was a bit daunting. :-D
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Monday, 16 April 2007
I have finished my Rusted Root. I am very happy with the outcome. I did 15 lace pattern repeats for the body and am happy with the length. I have more details on my blog as well. I've already purchased Glee but have a few other patterns to finish first. Still, the Zephyr Style patterns are my favorites for sure.
Friday, 13 April 2007
Thursday, 12 April 2007
Here's another update of my progress on Rusted Root. I'm at the 12th lace detail pattern and will probably do a total of 14 judging other FOs of women that are on the taller side. More details on my blog. It is getting down to the wire for my Vegas trip, so I'll need to speed things up. lol
I have started Wicked in Rowan Calmer... Started late last night, hence the lack of piccies..
I shall work on it some more tonight and then put up piccies...
So far the pattern is really lovely and the yarn is oh so scrummy.. my new favourite. For now anyway!! :)
Tuesday, 10 April 2007
Monday, 9 April 2007
Here's my progress of Rusted Root so far. I'm hoping to have this completed by Friday for my trip to Vegas! I finished the neckline and sleeves which helps me see how the piece is shaping it up.If all keeps going this smoothly, my next post will be another 2007 FO.
Saturday, 7 April 2007
Friday, 6 April 2007
So I created a button for the knitalong. It's pretty rudimentary, but at least we'll be able to add it to our blogs in case more knitters want to join. If you go to my blog you can use the button to be redirected to the Zephyr Style KAL site. Here's the code for where the image is located:
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Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Here is what I have done so far on my Rusted Root. I'm very pleased so far. I have more details on my blog. The color is not quite so deep, but still beautiful. I'm using cotton fleece in Candy Apple. I think this will be a quick knit now that I am comfortable with the lace pattern section. Of course, only time will tell. I'll keep y'all posted.
Monday, 2 April 2007
Also, I am on Part D of my Ms. Marigold, but not worthy enough to post a progress pic yet! :o)
Will keep y'all posted!
Friday, 30 March 2007
I now need to decide whether to knit a second green gable with some cherry colour cotton fleece, or try the marigold pattern. Any ideas?? I'm always so indecisive.
Thursday, 29 March 2007
I am new to this KAL, but am very excited. So far (this year) I have finished three Zephyr girl patterns: Green Gable, Wicked, and Ms. Marigold. You can see pics of them under the 2007 FOs on my blog. I'm planning on starting Rusted Root on Sunday. I really enjoy their patterns and hope they start banging out a few more new ones since I'm running through their patterns pretty fast.
Happy to join,
Monday, 26 March 2007
My name is Stacey a.k.a. Crimson Purl (come visit my personal blog!) :o)
I am starting on Ms. Marigold - has anyone knitted up this pattern?
I simply love Zephyr patterns b/c they knit from the top down and there is no seaming...I detest seaming! This is my 1st Zephyr pattern to try out! And my 1st time trying a sweater!
I have heard alot of people doing Wicked or Green Gable so I decided to pick something different, especially with spring/summer coming soon!
So because I hear so much about the 'ease' of these patterns I thought I would give it a try!
I am typically a "seasonal" knitter and figured I would try Ms. Marigold out to keep me motivated during the spring and summer.
I received my yarn online from www.elann.com and BOY! I saved my cost by half! 50%! Unbelievable! I picked a deep purple (eggplant) color that is 80% Baby Alpaca 20% Silk and it is just luscious!
Did I say it was just luscious!!
It is soooooooo soft!
Dilemea: The yardage needed for an XL size is recommended at 770 yards for 7 balls.
I ordered 7 balls of 763 yards........(each ball is 109 vs. 110). I wonder if I will truly need the extra 7 yards that I am missing? I wonder how much yarn is truly left over???
So of course I posted this lovely question on their message board on Friday night with no answer! *grr*Anyway - What really attracted me to the pattern was the cute ruffles on top of the sleeves....well how about I am going to have to learn how to crochet!! >: That was not in the plan! I thought that was the whole point! But I won't dwell on that right now!
So I figured I would try to do things right and actually do my very 1st gauge! *gasp* Yep, I have never ever done one and never felt a need to before; but since this is a garment to wear I figured I better do the right thing and try my gauge out...so I have a question:
The pattern said it should measure 4 inches...it does if I stretch it just a tad! :0) The question is that okay?? I didn't think it was that serious right? Figured I could stick to this needle size.
Well I plan to CO on tomorrow and will post another update soon!
Can't wait to interact with you ladies!
Saturday, 17 March 2007
Thursday, 15 March 2007
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
Close ups of the lace section. My first lace pattern on a garment - yay!!
This last one I've upt up, cos this is why I'm not sure about the yarn, because it seems to be separating after I've knit it, not to mention during!!
What do you reckon, should I plod on with it and risk it looking a bit scruffy like this, or should I get the cotton fleece?
Monday, 12 March 2007
I've never done backward loop cast on either, but just had a go and think I've got it. Mine looks a bit loopy though, is it meant to be so? *feels a bit dim today* ;)
Thursday, 8 March 2007
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
Obviously, photos or links to photos welcome, sign up is now open, and I will decide whether to close sign up at a later date.
Info about how to join up will be available asap, onc I have sorted out all the gubbins!!