Monday, September 01, 2008

I Give Up... For Now

I love the color of the Cascade Pima Tencel yarn, but I have not yet found its pattern. Originally, I purchased it for the Sitcom Chic sweater, but worried it would have too much drape. Then I made several attempts to knit a Danish-themed tunic from the top down - still not happy with the results. After spending a good part of yesterday messing with it, I frogged everything, even the swatches, and put the yarn away. I still like the idea of a tunic - god knows I have enough yarn (15 50g skeins) - but will have to find the right pattern.

After so many false starts, I did not feel like starting something new, so I finished something: the Pinwheel sweater.



All I had to do was weave in ends and reinforce some of the YOs at the shoulders. I did not like the fit - it was particularly tight in the upper arms and shoulders - but blocking relaxed the fabric and now it is quite comfy. It needs a stick pin, or something, to fasten the front.



Blocking also relaxed the Go with the Flow socks, so now they fit ME perfectly. Sorry, daughter dearest, but I'm going to keep these.

The One Skein baby sweater also got some attention yesterday. All that remains is attaching the sleeves and (*sigh*) seaming.

To reward myself for finishing the socks and Pinwheel and almost the baby sweater, I started the Sun Ray shawl. I'm done with the top portion, but now need to transfer to my US9 circs... which are involved with the Tropical Treat baby blanket. (One way to limit the WIPs is to have only so many needles.) I'm thinking Tropical Treat will be perfect for the RNC this week.

I need a new project for work, though. What to knit, what to knit?

5 comments:

Qutecowgirl said...

Ok that sweater wants me to drop everything and cast on mine. I got the yarn about the same time as you but it is still sitting there waiting for me. Too many things I want to knit.....


=)

beverlyanne said...

The pinwheel sweater is darling. The fit looks good. It makes me want to drop everything and cast on for a pinwheel baby blanket.

Sonya said...

That is such a cool sweater! Great job. Love your Go with the Flow socks too. Glad you get to keep them.

Nicola said...

Hey that's lovely. The pinwheel sweater has been on my mind for a while. Think I'll start with a kiddie size and work my way up.

Many thanks for your kind comment re the Christening Sunday Brunch project. Pic of edge stitch sample coming soon...

http://nicknits.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Great sweater!