Sunday, February 25, 2007

Green Sleeves

Working on both sleeves of the Edie Cardigan at the same time really slows down my progress. It was also a busy week and weekend. I’m using Araucania Nature Wool. Both sleeves are knit with the same colorway and dye lot. There’s a real obvious difference in the color of the two.

This week we started our childbirth classes. We’re learning the Bradley Birthing method. Although some of the information is out of date I think the techniques for getting through labor are still relevant.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Edie got Back

I didn’t get a lot knitting done this week. I was pretty tired most evenings this week. I did manage to have enough energy to make chocolate ice cream from scratch Wednesday night. But that’s different.

This morning I finally managed to finish the back of my Edie Cardigan.

I spent the rest of the day making quick progress on the right front. I may even be able to finish it tomorrow.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sweater Update

Last night I blocked the Chunky Cardigan. This morning it was dry and I was able to attach the front band. Picking up the stitches wasn’t so bad. There were less to pick up then I thought. My only concern is how small the buttonholes are. Now I’m going to have to find some small buttons.

The sleeves are blocking right now. I hope to attach them and sew up the sweater this week.

I’ve been making steady progress on the Edie Cardigan. I hope to have photos of the back soon.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Remember this Sweater?

It now looks like this.

I’ve decided it’s a sign of my maturity as a knitter to be able to unravel an almost complete sweater. I didn’t like how the yarn pooled on the old sweater. Looking at the photo of the sweater with Sheba on flickr I see that I uploaded the photo on February 5, 2005. This sweater has been languishing for over two years. It was time to move on.

It will eventually be Edie the A-Symmetrical Cardigan from Yarnplay. I’m in the process of straightening the two kinky skeins and will unravel the sleeves and second front when I need the yarn. It’ll probably be awhile since other then the trim, this sweater is nothing but stockinette.

I’m home sick today so I’m working on my gauge swatch for Edie. I'm not 100% sure I'll have enough yarn for the sweater. I'm going to save the left front for last in case I have to use a different green yarn. If I'm really lucky maybe I'll be able to find more Araucania Nature Wool in color #6.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Blue Sleeves

Last night I finished knitting the sleeves for the Chunky Cardigan.

Tomorrow hopefully I’ll have the energy for blocking the back and sides. I’ve been fighting something off all week. I hope it’s just a cold and not the flu like plague affecting all my coworkers.

One of my coworkers was actually diagnosed with Type A Influenza. She’ll be one of the three people in the state to get the real thing this year. As you can imagine, I told her to stay way away from me.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

“Chunky Cardigan”

I’ve been making good head way on my “Chunky” Cardigan from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies. I put chunky in parenthesis because I’m using Rowan All Seasons Cotton from my stash. Only in baby knitting would that be considered chunky.

This little project is sort of like killing three birds with one stone (although I don’t really like that analogy). First it’s blue and white so I can use if for Project Spectrum 2.0. It’s a baby knit so I can use it in Craftster’s Baby Items Knit-a-long and finally since I used stash yarn it can use it in Craftster’s Stash-be-Gone-Along. The only problem is the sweater has taken less then two balls of yarn so far. My next project will be a sweater for me which will take more yarn.

Next on the list are sleeves for this sweater. Then it’s the button band and trim.

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