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.

4 comments:

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.
Beautiful.

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!