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!!