Thursday, September 01, 2005

Current Projects

While I keep hoping for the fall, there is still one more summer project on the needles--Arabella, a Rowan tank. I am close to finishing the back panel:

Arabella Back
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I haven't completed many large fine gauge projects (ok. It's a tank, so how large is it, really....), but this one is knitting up nicely. It is proving to be my easy, no thinking knit. Perhaps I will finish it up before the summer disappears entirely--It is still ungodly hot (high of 98 today).

I also decided to scrap the beginnings of the Colinette jacket that I was working on. I will stick the yarn in my stash and come back to it next summer. But, the ribbon yarn was fiddly and slippy, and really not what I want to be working with at this moment. I'm leaning toward fall woolens.

Of course, by dumping the jacket, a project that has been lingering on the needles for the entire summer came back into view--Coquette. I know. What project is that? Well, it has been hanging around forever--I posted about buying the yarn last December! Here's a picture of the sweater. I managed to finish all of the body parts, but became stuck on the lace bits that go under the bottom edge and the sleeves. I think that I was having a lace rebellion after the struggle to complete my Flower Basket Shawl, because this time around, things are going better. I cast on and worked through one of the larger bottom edges:

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I remember hating the rowanspun dk yarn the last time I tried the lace, but I am liking it this time around. Perhaps my knitting abilities have improved a tiny bit? Hard to say. But, I'm going to try to knit up the 3 additional pieces and get this sweater finished before it gets cold and I want to start some other Christmas/cold weather knits

Gallery of Finished Objects

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On the Needles

Cable Cardigan

Faroe Island Sweater

Rowan Denim Seahorse


Future Knits

Lisette from Rowan

Lorna's Laces Socks

Backyard Leaves Scarf

Eloise from Jane Ellison


The WeatherPixie


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