Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Latest WIPs

It has been a while since my last post, but we've been dealing with some redecorating chaos here. Painting, carpets, couches--means all my stuff has been moved and moved again. Right now there is a couch in my dining room. It won't be there for long--and in a few days the new couch will be there to take its place--again, not in the dining room ;)

Anyway, I have been knitting. I finished my Dizzy Swap hat, and I think it is pretty cute. I will take a picture of the whole swap package, once the recipient has received it--but posting it now will give away the surprise, if any of the Monthly Adventures gang takes a peek here.

Needle US 9 / 5.5 mm
Yarn Cascade 220 Wool

That used less than half the skein. I may just make one for myself.

I've also started on my sweater. First the hat gauge swatch.

I'm glad I did this first--my first real colorwork. And I'm glad I thought I was making it for keeps--I wouldn't have forced myself to make it otherwise. I just didn't like the way the colors came together. Call me crazy, but all I see is a big streak of mustard and ketchup in the middle. I don't want fast food on my head. So I stopped here and started the sleeve, where I had planned some colorwork at the wrist. Here's what I've got now.I like this MUCH better. So now I am happily knitting along. I've done all the increases and I just have to keep going until it is long enough for my (gorilla length) arms (20.5 inches).

I've also started some Jaywalker socks--for those times when I need more than just endless stockinette stitch. I'm not even done with the ribbing yet. I'll letcha know how it goes.


NH Knitting Mama said...

Hi, Cath! Thanks for stopping by my blog... I have lurked here before, you have a nice blog yourself. Nice colorwork!

Stephanie said...

That looks way less like a group of condiments now. Not that there's anything wrong with condiments.

Katrina said...

I really like the re-ordered colorwork - does anyone really want to wear mustard and ketchup? Personally, I try hard NOT to wear mustard and ketchup, however, most of the time I fail miserably! And a comment from the Yarn Harlot - wow! I can't wait to see the sweater in person!

Margaret said...

Love the new, improved color combo! Though, with the little guy around a mustard/ketchup theme could have some advantages ;) Can't wait to see it for real on Monday - if I make it this week!