Saturday, 28 April 2007

One down, another cast on

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

Another Wicked

I just started this Wicked on Saturday. The first few decreases looked awful and I frogged back to the ribbing on Sunday and investigated a few different types of double increase. However, a useful book I've borrowed form my mum showed the increase as written looking lovely, so I tried again, paying more attention to the increases, and now I love the way it's working. This is going really quickly so far, quick enough for me not to mind the endless stocking stitch too much. The progress picture was taken on Monday morning, and I am now just at the point where the arms split off.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Rusted Root Finished

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.

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Friday, 13 April 2007

Piccies of Wicked Progress

Piccies as promised:

In Rowan Calmer on 5mm Denises...

I'm loving this so far.... :)

Thursday, 12 April 2007

More Rusted Root Progress

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


That's me in a nutshell, me thinks! :D

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

My second green gable

I decided to go for another green gable with my pink brown sheep cotton fleece. This time I knit the ribbed borders. I actually finished it on Saturday, but due to my parents being here, I've only just gotten round to blocking it!!! Now, what to knit next ...... ?

Monday, 9 April 2007

More Progress on Rusted Root

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

Green Gable

I woke up this morning to a lovely parcel in the post...

This is what was inside:

Please excuse the creases, I've been wearing it this morning!! :)

Cairi made this and I am so pleased with it... Stunning colour, fabulous knitting and it's not coming off..

Friday, 6 April 2007

New Button for Zephyr Style KAL

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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

Rusted Root Progress and Pics

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

KAL Button?

I was just updating my blog and realize b/c this group is so new that we do not have a KAL button. Will we get one soon?? Would love to add it!

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!