Monday, October 22, 2007

Intro and Bob

Hello everyone,

I've been lurking here for awhile. I signed up for the KAL shortly after I got the book because I knew I would knit several patterns from it. I had plans to post about my progress on my Tomato sweater (which I am calling Bob because of Bob the Tomato on Veggietales). But I knit it and was almost finished other than the ribbing on the neck and sleeves and realized I didn't have a square neck I had a V neck because I hadn't added in the stitches for the bottom of the neck before joining in the round. So obviously it didn't fit either. :) So I had to rip way back and am not just past the color work again. So frustrating. But this is my first piece of color work so my second time around I learned to do it with a color in each hand and I love it. Here are my pics. Go check out my blog for more info or to comment if you would like. I can't post pictures right now so you will have to go to my blog for pics too. :) Happy knitting everyone!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

OK You guys have truly inspired me

to keep on with the Cables and Os sweater! Here's where I was as of Friday night:
Last night, while out and waiting for a concert to begin, I started the second sleeve and continued to work on it during down times at church this a.m. - I WILL get this thing done. I'm going to do some sort of striped edging band/collar combo thing - I know I'm supposed to use the "Os" for buttonholes on one side, but it's just that eentsy weentsy bit small and an extra couple of inches will be just the ticket to the ease I needs! OK women (and men, sorry!) I'm goin' in....... If I'm not back in two weeks, send a search party (or any kind - I like parties)......

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I just wanted to pop in and say that I am over half-way through my Tuscany shawl, 8 (or 16 markers) repeats so far. I ended up going to my LYS and getting 3 skiens of Sea Silk on purple. YUM! I love working with this yarn! I also bought some more of the other silk that I blogged about earlier. Turns out it is Regia Silk in a lovely green. Now I can also finish the first shawl. Yay!

Monday, October 15, 2007


More pics and specs on the blog.

Morrigan is finished!


More photos and lots of words about it can be found on my blog. I shall not torture the non-Morrigan knitters will my rambling words.

Friday, October 12, 2007


This is as far as I've gotten on the cables and os first sleeve, no less! That's what I get for starting up a bunch of new projects. Bad knitter, bad knitter!
I'm not giving up! I'm going to a conference this weekend - maybe I'll take it with me and make a dent in the sleeves. I have short arms, but fortunately not this short!

So near and yet so far!!!

Mint Tomato

Here's my version of Tomato:

I used Cotton Ease in the discontinued colors Mint and Blueberry.

This was my first sweater, and my first attempt at 2-color knitting! Although this wasn't a hard pattern, I started this back in July! I'm glad I finally finished it :) I think I should have added a bit more ribbing to the sleeves, and bound-off the sleeves and body directly from the ribbing rather than adding the extra row of plain knitting.

I love what everyone is making! I really like Tuscany and the River Rock Scarf, so one of those may be my next project from the book :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Intoxicating - done!!

Yarns: Sea Silk, SWTC Soysilk, SWTC Oasis and Ella Rae Silkience

And I'll throw in a photo of my Tuscany in progress - with Silken (of course!)

More info/specs at my blog:
Intoxicating and
Tuscany (near the bottom)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

More Morrigan Errors

I found two more errors in the pattern.

1) After completing the sleeve increases, the pattern says to repeat rows 19–24 or 7–12 (depending on size) of charts R3 and L3 until the sleeve is the right length. You should repeat rows 17–24 or 5–12 to keep the pattern correct.

2) Row 23 of chart L3 is missing a cable crossing. The position and type of the cable crossing should be obvious to anyone who has gotten that far on the sleeve.