Saturday, March 25, 2006

Who are you again?

I haven't posted in a LONG time!! Yikes... I have progress to report.


Yes!!! The cable front cardigan pieces are FINISHED and blocking. Hopefully they dry quickly and then comes the dreaded seaming. I can't wait for this sweater to be finished. The second front went much quicker than the first, probably because I didn't need to look at the chart every single row.


I actually finished this last Sunday, but for some reason forgot to post it. I love this sweater. I want to wear it every day. The yarn (Red Heart Cozy Wool) is so, well, cozy, as its name would suggest. I like this incarnation much better than the Blackberry it was previously. I liked that pattern, but it just wasn't right somehow. I think I'll try to grab more of this yarn from Zellers before they sell out of it or before their yarn section gets taken over by fun fur.


As I was finishing the last piece for the cable front cardigan, my copy of the spring Interweave Knits arrived. Suddenly I was all about the spring/summer knits. I am knitting the "Prairie Tunic" (although what makes it "prairie" is a complete mystery to me) with yarn from a sweater of my mom's that I frogged. I don't remember what the fibre content of that sweater is, but it had some linen and cotton in it (I think).

Now for a "that Lori sure is strange" confession: I have begun probably 20+ tank tops since I got back into knitting. I have completed 0 (that is zero) tank tops since I got back into knitting. I don't know why. I have completed many (many) sweaters and assorted other projects. Why can't I finish a tank top? I have knit vests, they are basically the same thing, aren't they? Why this strange block when it comes to tank tops? So, I am putting this here, in the hope that it will propell me to finish this one. I think it will make a nice layering piece. If I finish it, of course...

It's going pretty quickly, even considering it is knit on US 3/3.25mm needles. I haven't ever knit a garment for me (or a comparably sized adult person) on needles that small, so we'll see how long I feel that this is going quickly...

Thanks for all the nice comments on my last post, way back when. I knit the second front piece using the row notes I made for the first side and with the first piece beside me to make sure I was doing it right. I think that picture, which was a fluke, is one of the only pictures of myself that I have ever liked. I should see if I can have that as my driver's license photo...


  1. I finished a Pivovoli in 2 weeks, super record time for me. Top down just seems to go so fast and you get to see the sleeves and neck and its so rewarding, but honestly I like how thinkgs fit that are knit bottom up.

    It is true, if you can make yourself work on one thing you can finish, but damn thats sometimes impossible to do :)

  2. Red Heart Cozy Wool? Is it a wool blend? I don't think we have anything other than acrylic here from Red Heart. That finished cardi looks cool ... something that I'd like to wear often too.

  3. Oh I can't wait to see that sweater done! It's just gorgeous with all those cables.
    The blue sweater looks great on you. Man you really do know how to whip up the perfect sweater.

  4. From Blackberry to Cozy Wool Jacket. What a transformation! It's really lovely.
    Perhaps Prairie is something to do with the colour? It's a really pretty pattern too.
    I have abandoned garments for a while and am having a go at socks. Socks suck most of the time and I may have to find a small one-footed person to bestow it upon soon.
    Cheers Gillian

  5. Prairie Tunic is looking great - you're farther along than I, alas.

    (I think the 'Prairie' part refers to the architectural style? At least that's what I'm telling myself...)

  6. Your sweater is incredible. I just had to let you know that I am selling this yarn in my e-bay store at an unbelievable price. Check out Designer Knits and Crafts for this yarn and so much more.

    My compliments again on your sweater which I think, is absolutely beautiful.


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