Monday, December 31, 2007

Last Project for 2007

The last project I'm working on for 2007 is the Wrap Pullover from the Classic Elite Publication #9084, Uptown Knitting. It's knit with Classic Elite Princess & Duchess. I'm making mine in Privileged Plum. I originally had wanted to knit it in the Raspberry color shown in the pattern photo, but I could not find that color anywhere so I decided on the purple. It's a real interesting knit. You start out from the sleeve cuff and work your way in, knitting the body sideways. I'm knitting the sleeves and front & back at the same time and am just about finished. Then I'll just have to knit up the lower band and voila! - she will be finis!! This won't be finished until 2008, though.

Here are some early pictures of my progress. I have not taken any recent photos.

Pattern: Wrap Pullover by Cecily Glowik
Source: Classic Elite Publication #9084, Uptown Knitting
Date: Cast On 11.22.07
Yarn: Classic Elite Princess, 8 skeins; Classic Elite Duchess, 3 skeins; Privileged Plum
Needles #1 - Sleeves & Body: Size 8 US (5.0mm), Clover Bamboo circular needles, 29"
Needles #2 - Hem: Size 10 US (6.5mm), Clover Bamboo circular needles, 29"
Note #1: Knitting sleeve/body two at a time

Happy New Year!!! Happy New Year!!! Happy New Year!!!

Finished the Duster

It's been a long time since I posted. I just have not been in the mood. I've updated ravelry but just have not posted here.

I finished the Tilted Dusted and I love the way it turned out. The blue is such a beautiful color. I have leftover yarn so I am thinking of making myself a pair of Fetching. My hands are always freezing cold. With Fetching, I can type away at the computer all day at work and keep my hands warm. I'll even see if I can knit with them on, too -- we'll see.

Here are some pictures of my duster.

Pattern: Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan
Source: Interweave Knits, Fall 2007
Date: Cast On 10.21.07 // Cast Off 11.16.07 (blocked and seamed and finished with buttons by 11.20.07)
Yarn: 11 skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Sapphire Heather (100% Peruvian Highland Wool)
Needles: Size 10 US (6.0mm), Clover Bamboo circular needles, 29"
Cast On: Long tail
Note #1: Knit 75 rows of the skirt rather than 83
Note #2: Knit a few less rows on the collar
Note #3: Used the "Revised Horizontal One-Row Buttonhole" from the book, "The Knitter's Book of Finishing Technique's" by Nancie M. Wiseman