13 November 2005

One down...

After five weeks, the Sirdar sweater is done! Also, best seaming job I've ever done. Normally I suck at seaming. It's why I quit sewing. But I took my time and it turned out well. I used the Sirdar Breeze #8384 pattern and knit it in Sirdar Country Style DK in heather.

The finished product.

I've also gotten a couple inches into the yoked pullover. I'm using the Father and Son yoked pullover pattern (I can't find a link to it that works at the moment) from Knitting Digest only I'm doing it in one color.

The above photo also shows off my new little toy. This has freed up my other counter since I'll need it for other projects. I kind of left my DPNs at home and I don't want to buy any more so I'll be doing the sleeves to the this sweater at home. A couple other nice things about this counter is it doubles as a stitch marker, I'll remember to change the number since I'll pass it everytime I finish a row, and it was only £1. Good deal.

In other news, after thinking about it for almost a year I finally decided to get Interweave's Spring 2005 issue so that I can do the Ballet Wrap I've been coveting. The thing that really made me hesitant was the recommended yarn, Naturally Merino et Soie, costs about $8/skein so the cardi would end up costing over $100 to knit. Luckily, I found an alternative at KnitPicks--Andean Silk. Pretty much the same fibers only Andean Silk has the added bonus of alpaca and about the same guage. My parents let me get it as a birthday present. Definitely looking forward to going home for the holidays now.

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