Thursday, April 13, 2006

Progress...

Finally, I have some progress to show. I was too tired/lazy in the evenings waiting for significant progress shots (which required waiting for daylight/non-rainy days) before I posted.

First:

The back of my "I'm Not Sure What's So Prairie About It Tunic". I'm not sure about this. I mean, I think it will work, and I'll probably like it when I'm done, but the picture in the magazine seemed to have a taller point there in the center of the back. I followed the directions, so I'm not sure what I should have done differently. Of course, I didn't actually check my row gauge I'm sure it couldn't be anything I did...

ehem.

I'm sure it will be fine.

Second:

Back #1 of a pair of Trellises (Trelli?) for one of the twin nephews. I'm thinking about doing them 2 toned, a la knicoleg at Craftster. So far I love this pattern. It's fun to do a SMALL cabled jacket. (Although, Second Sweater Syndrome can sometimes be more overwhelming than Second Sleeve Syndrome or even Second Sock Syndrome)

Third

These 3 pictures are of the same piece of knitting (the bottom of Soleil). The color of the Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy was proving to be VERY difficult to capture!

I didn't change anything to do with the color in those pictures. The only thing different between them was adjusting the brightness on my camera. Wierd

But... (drumroll... hush falls over the crowd...)

It appears that the yarn just wanted to be knit up into a finished piece before it would allow itself to be photographed.


This, is the actual color of this yarn! AND, you will note: I have finished a tank top! And it fits!

Pattern: Knitty's Soleil
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy in 08 Turquoise (this is not where I got the yarn, but it does show the stats and shade card)
Modifications:
-Knit on US4 rather than US6
-Cast on for size 39 for lace portion, 4 repeats of lace chart rather than 3, I didn't do the increases after the lace as called for in the pattern, which brought me back to the number of stitches for the size 36 (truthfully, that was less of a "modification" and more of a "didn't read the pattern")
-Added length in the body
-As yet I have not done the crochet edging on the arms and neck. I started it but didn't like how it was looking.

Tomorrow I will be travelling to Saskatchewan to see my Mom for the weekend. I need to go figure out what to pack (you know I'm talking about yarn/knitting, right? The clothing is not an issue)

Happy Easter!

7 comments:

  1. I love that colour! And it fits so well! Even without the crochet edging, the neck and armholes seem fine ... maybe you don't have to do that then? :)

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  2. Great job! It looks so good on you.

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  3. wow, look how perfect your Soleil is, it looks fabulous and fits you so well.
    I admire you knitting all these cute outfits for your little nephews. I'm a bad auntie, I haven't knit a thing yet for my little niece.

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  4. Soleil looks really great -

    I'm having the same issue with my Prairie Tunic. I'm a little worried that it's going to creep up under my shoulder blades. I think I'll just block it like crazy.

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  5. Fantastic fit. Congratulations.

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  6. That's gorgeous and it fits perfectly! I love the colour too :)

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  7. Ooh! Trellis! Looks great. What kind of yarn are you using?

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