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


Blogger K said...

Great colors! I thought about knitting the ribby cardi in one piece, but in the end didn't.. and it's all in pieces on my craft table. I figure I'll seam it up when it gets cool, right? :D
Glad you're back,I've missed you.
Oh, and your new pix, well it's so beautiful, it made me cry. :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005  

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