Well, well, there's no reason to mope! I have, of course, started a new pair of socks (socks are fun to knit! Really!). This time from "Knitting Vintage Socks" by Nancy Bush, pictures below:
And here are some other progress shots, I started this slipover a long time ago, but it's also been laying around for a while. I'm so in love with the yarn, 2-ply 100% wool from Morjärv that I traded with Erika on the yarnswap day last summer, and the pattern has such a lovely simplicity to it. I'm doing some modifications: a v-neck instead of a round one, and some waist shaping. My gauge isn't the same as the orgiginal pattern either. However, I only have 200 grams of this yarn, so I'm a bit worried I won't have enough. And since I have a tendancy to make things too big when i try to "design" something by myself, I might have to frog it and start over. I might do that anyway, because I think I should have knitted it in the round instead of on straight needles. We'll see what happens. Here are the photos:
The original pattern is from 1946. Picture on the right is a bit overexposed, but I didn't bother about shooting a new one.
And speaking about frogging, I started a striped jumper in August, I think, in a lovely light blue and dark brown with Garnstudio's Alpaca. It's also just been lying around and I took a look at it the other day, thinking I should finish it. I wasn't happy with neither the decreases or increases, so I thought I'd frog just a little bit and then give it another go. But then i tried it on and... it was about three decimetres too wide!! I really shouldn't try to design my own things, they ALWAYS turn out too big! Very, VERY annoying!
Here's a pre-frogging photo saved for eternity, since the jumper is an... ex-jumper (in the style of Monty Python...)
That's all for today, folks! I'm going back to my knitting and Pirates of the Caribbean (I'm home with a cold, so that's pretty much all I can do.) Oh! I almost forgot! Today is the start of Project Spectrum 2.0! Why don't you join in? Read all about it over at hostess Lolly's blog!
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July 4, 2011 09:57 AM PDT
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February 5, 2007 09:45 AM PST
Oh dear, sometimes knit things can give you such a headache! I really liked the look of the striped alpaca though - maybe you'll use the colours together in some other project? And see, this is why I only "design" scarves, even though I have a book full of dreamt-up sweaters. Still, I'm going to conquer it someday... ;-) Take care of that cold! Kamomillte med honung!
February 2, 2007 01:05 PM PST
i looked that colchique knit-a-long and i love those thumb loops! too bad that you have had so much trouble with the pattern. good luck with the rest of the sweater!
February 1, 2007 09:56 PM PST
Duh, I also hope you feel better soon. Johnny Depp can make anyone feel a LITTLE better, don't you agree? :)
February 1, 2007 09:55 PM PST
I'm so glad I got that Knitting Vintage Socks book. I see so many gorgeous socks being knit, and finally realized they were almost all in the same book!
Good luck on your sleeve. I used to have a section in my website for projects that were uncooperative (it was called the Time-Out Chair). I can't get the graphics to work right on my sidebar anymore, but the Time-Out Chair is still there, and the Pi Shawl is still in it!
February 1, 2007 08:37 PM PST
Hope you get better real quick (or maybe not, for more knitting time on the colchique sleev, at least don't get worse ;o)
Any thoughts for the alpaca, the colors go really well together! The socks look very nice. Have been knitting on my blue socks all day, it is defenitly adictive... as all knitting is I guess.
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