Wednesday, May 27, 2009

As usual...


...it took much longer than anticipated to finish off the cabley bits for the cabled jacket. But here are the pieces, all blocked and ready to go.
Not looking forward to picking up all around the panels and neckline for the band though!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Real Men Knit!!


In Istanbul, anyway.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oh, Jeffrey!

Here is part of the cuff for the cabled jacket. After the complicated cables of Cromarty, this is, to quote the insane Jeff whom I adore from the brilliant British show Coupling, a piece of piss! I've attached 2 photos because the one with the flash shows the wool colour and tweeding (is that a word?) better, but the one sans flash shows the cable better.





I am just zooooooming along on that cuff! Fingers crossed to finish the cabley bits this weekend!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I know, it's about time

As promised, here is a pic of the Debbie Bliss wrapover in lovely alpaca silk in sexy red. Not that the knitter is sexy, but the colour damn well is. I hate pictures of myself. Is that what I really look like? ICK!!!
Knitting hasn't happened much since I got home. I'm so tired that I'm going to bed absurdly early. It's September all over again, trying to get used to the early mornings and long days. Plus I'm still rather wimpily (new word, feel free to use it!) recovering from the surgery. I overdid it on the weekend (not a lot, just cleaning & a dump run) and I was sore for days! So I'm not nearly as far on the cabled jacked as I had hoped. I'm halfway done the second sleeve, then I have the cabled cuffs and centre panel left.
And, like any true knitter, I have my next project already in my head. I want to design a lace scarf for Jolene's memory project, but I think I need to knit someone else's lace pattern first, to get some practice. So I have some beautiful Dawn silk in a lovely green that I'm going to use for the Queen Silvia Shawl from the Knitted Lace of Estonia book by the marvelous Nancy Bush (click on the book link, then do the 'look inside' thing. That's the pattern!). I'm dying to start, but I think I'll need to get some lovely new 2.25 mm needles to go with the lovely new yarn.
This is the way knitters' brains work. You understand.
Or maybe not.