Thursday, June 15, 2006

Finished Objects and Another Sweater!


I've created a finished object section so you can see what I've been working on for 2006. It was actually a satisfying task creating that section because I realized I did get a couple of things done this year. In the meantime, I started another sweater ...

I went out with my mom on Saturday to go to see the DaVinci Code and have lunch. I had to take her over to the new location for my LYS "Knitting Etc" because she lives very close. We had a lot of fun checking out yarn and Hickory had a sale basket with seven skeins of Elsbeth Lavold Silky Tweed in purple (favorite textile:silk, favorite color: purple). $4 a skein. Had to have it, and my mommy bought it for me (i love my mommy).

When I got home I pulled out one of my Vintage VKs from Spring 1964 for a lacey shell I was hoping to make some day. The yarn is taking to the pattern beautifully, so I guess I'm going to have to adjust my "Project Finish Knit" goal list and add another sweater. Here is my progress so far:

I had to rip this out twice because the lace pattern, although fairly easy, needed more attention than I was giving it. It turns out that I really have to count along with the stitches so I don't start day dreaming. the pattern is

Row 1: k2, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1* yo,k2
Row 2&4: p
Row 3: k3, *yo, sl k2tog psso, yo, k3* k3

If I count in sixes, I keep to the right pattern. Mind control at its best.

take care, sue

1 comment:

Dipsy said...

I just had a look through your finished objects section and absolutely loved what I saw - especially the Houndstooth is so gorgeous! And I love the Farrell's Nautie, so cute!
The lacey shell you're doing at the moment is going to look fantastic, what an elegant piece! Oh yes, the joys of lace knitting - like you I realized it just yells for more attention and thus have been frogging like mad with my lacey cardi lately! But we'll both get the hang of it, just wait and see, and I'm looking forward to seeing more progress shots of your shell!