Saturday, January 28, 2006
Last night I was able to finish my Lime green top down sweater. I wore it o my teaching classes today. I was the perfect day as the weather was just terrible. When I left my house at 8:30 it was snowing fairly hard so I nice cheery sweater was just what was in order. I'm really happy with the result. But I just love these patterns, I'm not sure how many different patterns there are now, but I think I have them all. If you can't find Knitting pure and simple patterns at your local yarn shop I'm sure you can find a place on the web.
As you can see on the up close picture the twist of color is just great. Cascade 220 is a very soft yarn and really fun to work with. One of my girl friends calls this my grass sweater as the color is more of a grass green then lime.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
This Afternoon I finished my saddles for the FLAK project. I'm quite please with the result. I was a bit worried that the cables wouldn't show as well on the DK weight yarn. But I think they will be just fine. For my sweater I'm planning on making mine a bit big. I really didn't want a fitted sweater. Plus I plan on loosing another 30 pounds so by the time this sweater is finished It should be a very loose fitting one.
I have also planned to join the Knitting Olympics. This has been the buzz on several email list. The whole idea is a very simple one. I am to pick a project that has some challenge to it. I will then cast on during the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Olympics in Torino Italy. I will then have to complete my project before or at the closing ceremonies. For my Project I plan to knit a modular sweater that was featured in vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2004. I already have the yarn and am ready to go. I will be using some Blue Sky Alpaca/Silk that I have in my stash, its light blue shade.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
I have also started a top down sweater. I just love these patterns from www.knittingpureandsimple.com . For me they are mindless knitting. I found this yarn at Knit Wits of Boise www.boiseknitwits.com while I was waiting for one of my classes to start. The yarn is Cascade 220 Quatro color number 5019 a lime green and light pale green twist. I bought it on a very cloudy raining dreary day. When I saw it I thought it was such a cheerful color and it would work well to brighten up those yucky winter days. Plus it will be cheery to knit with.
Well, I have been very busy of last working on projects for either yarn companies or designers. The sad this ins I can't display my work until after they have been published. For myself I 'm now working on my FLAK project. FLAK stands for Follow the Leader Aran knitalong.This so far has been fun to do. We have so far knit two different swatches. The first being a four inch square to get our gauge. This sweater is designed for worsted weight yarn, but I have chosen a DK silk/wool blend from http://www.alchemyyarns.com/called Sanctuary. This in one of my very favorite yarns. I chose the color spruce. Below is my second swatch, this has some of the cables we will be using and the moss stitch filler. You can find more information on this Knit-a-long at http://www.bigskyknitting.com/FLAK/knitalong.html