Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
If you hadn't noticed, on their pattern drop down - they have a list of extra patterns. So far most are available only in British, rather than American (for those who care) and several a quite nice.
My dream list keeps growing. Now how can I possibly wear all these sweaters?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
However, I really REALLY think Chris will love it! I am determined to get the front finished this week!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
My plan for now is to (don't laugh or mock me, please) cast on the front and follow the instructions to the letter. I specifically went out today and bought a set of 6mm needles so I could do this. Once I get to the same point on the front as I am on the back I can decide if ripping back will be absolutely necessary or if I'll be able to join the sides without everything looking wonky. (Another good example why patterns written for circular needles are far superior, but that is not the point here.)
Note: this sweater is not a secret anymore. My darling daughter spilled the beans yesterday. I still love her.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This is what I'm working on. Drops 85-6. Shockingly enough, I got gauge on the first try using a strand of Briggs & Little Heritage and a strand of Patons Classic Wool to give me the 13 stitches to 4" on 6mm needles. I decided to knit this sweater in pieces as written to make this project more portable. I wonder what the odds are that I will be able to get this done for Christmas?
BTW, I've decided to take part in Pay it Forward again this year. If you would, too, drop by my place. I still have 3 spots open.