Monday, August 29, 2005

Ribby Cardi has begun

My 2nd sweater is officially on the needles, and I think it's pretty reasonable to expect to wear it this winter. It better be because I've got 3 others behind it. Yes, I'm a sweater aholic. The pattern is from Chicknits and I'm using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - which I'm pleasantly surprised with given the totally to die for price. The plies aren't super tight, but once it's knit I'm not noticing it.

I decided to tweak the pattern and do the body in one piece until the yoke part. I also decided to do the sleeves on double pointed needles in the round. No, I do not like seaming and after reading The Sweater Workshop (which I highly, highly recommend), I am determined to get creative and avoid it whenever possible. Or at least until I get better at it, as in take a class or have someone hold my hand. I wasn't too pleased with how my Mariah seams turned out. So, someone knit their Ribby Cardi with seam minimization and I've decided to follow suit. We're going on vacation and it's a long ass drive, so I'm planning on getting lots of this done, as well as officially casting on for Rogue. And some socks. Yes, I'm ambitious.

Beginnings of Ribby Cardi in Pumpkin and Maple Syrup

Cuff of the body

Clapotis is Done!

Finally finished. I ended up running out of yarn and had to buy more and in the midst of that life happened, so it took longer than expected, but I do like it. The yarn is Knit Picks Andean Silk Twist and it's so, so soft. I'd like to do something else with the same yarn but in a solid color.

Kudos on the pattern, found at Knitty. I love Knitty.

Clapotis finished and blocked

Clapotis up close