Saturday, February 16, 2008

Are You Tired of It?

I wonder if you are all tired of looking at this sweater yet? I don't know what it is about it but I am enjoying this knit so much. The pattern is simple, smart and well written. The yarn I am using is wonderful. I Am using Mission Falls superwash merino wool and Noro Kureyon. The yarns are completely different textures and I think that is part of what keeps it so interesting for me. Not mention the wonderful colours that Noro is known for.

I followed the pattern instructions and picked up the stitches for the front using the technique suggested. I was not happy with the way it looked:

Because I am changing colours every garter stitch ridge (two rows) I was getting a wonky line when I pick up where the pattern suggests I do:

Here I decided to use a different technique and I am much happier with the way it came out.
This colours are most true to life in this picture.

Here is the front with a few rows done. This project has been good to knit on the go but it has grown pretty fast. I am going to need to cast on for a sock soon so I have something to carry along with me. The thrums are still on the go don't worry. Bit by bit I am going to clean out that project bin.

I have been spinning a little bit as well. I am trying to finish up the rest of the Happiness roving and I have started on some superwash roving I bought a while ago. I have not taken any pictures of it yet.


Wudas said...

You are waaaay too organized. You sure didn't get that from your mother! But that knitting talent...maybe...

JustApril said...

The sweater IS growing really fast! (One thing I love about garter stitch, FAST) I'm all thrilled you used the name happiness =)) cool!