Thursday, September 14, 2006

A pretty face but you do so carry on and on and on and on and on

Progress is coming along nicely on the test sweater - I finally got to the split, it felt like those 9 inches of knitting took forever and no matter how many rows I knit it never seemed to grow. Every time I measured it on Tuesday night it was still 8", some kind of weird inverse length to yarn ratio or sumthin'. But last night I finally reached the required and elusive 9" and joined the second ball of yarn and moved along swimmingly after that - did about 2 more inches when I realized that I had crossed the yarn and was knitting from the wrong ball - reknit. After all that this is what I had:
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I am so loving the way the yarn is pooling and stripping. It makes me very happy.

I am feeling really lousy today, so I am planning to go home snuggle under the blanky and knit a few more rows. Once I get past the sleeves I will be finished in no time. Which is good, because I have to start swatching for the International Scarf Exchange. I have been contacted by the knitter making my scarf and I have contacted the person I am knitting for - I just need to decide on the pattern and yarn. I have narrowed it down to 2 patterns - the swallowtail or the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style - Both are by Evelyn Clark. The yarn is either Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in grape, or some lovely fingering wt I bought from Red Bird Knits in a pinky purpley color.

I also really want to finish the LUG - the weather is getting cooler and I so want to wear this now.

The coolest water bottle ever:
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Thank you Jolie


sulu-design said...

The sweater is coming along beautifully. I'm so happy for you that you reached those nine inches (sometimes it feels like that's never going to happen!). The patterns for the scarf exchange are beautiful. I look forward to seeing you work on one of them.

Melissa said...

glad to hear you've hit the dividing point. it's all downhill from there!

cynic the lamb said...

Ooooh, the sweater looks fantastic so far! I love that yarn. So exciting how it's coming along. Hope you feel better soon, too.
By the way, I love both the swallowtail and the Shetland triangle. Perhaps I'll follow your lead and go with whichever you decide to do, as I have been on the fence also about which of these to throw on the needles next (also using the KnitPicks alpaca cloud or maybe some Lobster Pot). Maybe we can do a knitalong! (You can tell me to shut up if I am being way to knit-geeky here.) Talk soon! =o)

msfortuknit said...

That sweather is great! Nice work!