Thursday, March 4, 2010

Getting there.

I really don't like to purl stitch when I'm knitting. Stockinette in the round is what I like. Well, that and cables or lace.



HOWEVER, I LOVE this sweater. And I think I'm getting faster with doing this rib pattern. Too bad it took me through most of the sweater until it clicked in my brain which rows you start out with a knit stitch and which rows you start out with a purl stitch and which rows you start out the same. Now I can do this by memory as long as I keep track of what row I am on.....



It's a good thing this is knit from the bottom up - it got the boring stuff out of the way, and now with all the shaping you do, it keeps it interesting.



this picture is taken before I totally finished knitting the back


I now have the back done and am halfway up the right front. All I have is the left front, the neckline, collar, sleeve edgings and some finishing to do, I think.


Which is good cause I really, really, really want to wear it this weekend.

this yarn though? I'm not sure about. I've had 2 skiens (out of the 4 I've wound so far) that have had split yarns and cut yarns in them.......which means lots of weaving in of the ends. I do love the color and the fabric it created, but if every skein is going to be wound into 4 or 5 balls, that is a pain!

Kris

6 comments:

Michelle J said...

I hear you about the yarn - grrrrr! Especially when it is a "boutique" fancy-pants yarn - double grrrrr.

You are a champion knitter! I can't believe how fast you can turn out a sweater. Meanwhile, I fumble my way through a hat for my 3-month-old nephew which may no longer fit by the time it is finished and shipped. Oof!

Libby said...

I don't know much about yarn or knitting, but I couldn't agree more . . . that is just the best color *s*

Niki said...

Hope to see you modeling it this weekend!

audreypawdrey said...

The color is beautiful! I hope you finish it so you can wear it this weekend!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I can't believe how fast you can knit a sweater. I wish someone had the patience to try and learn me to knit.......

Gill in Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

love your new header by the way......

Gill in Canada