October 22, 2011
Finally, Plum Frost
Plum Frost is done. Has been done for a fortnight, even! Fortuitously, it was done just in time for our last Guild meeting!
Fabulous knit, maybe a tiny bit on the big side. I desperately wanted to wear it to Guild, and it was still damp on Friday night. Fortunately it dried in time, although I'd figured if it was on the damp side, my body heat would dry it in time!
Pattern: Plum Frost Pullover and Cardigan by Elinor Brown
Yarn: Harrisville Designs New England Shetland
Needles: 2.5 & 3mm Addi's. I started on Knitpro/Knit Picks Harmonies, but one snapped.
Mods: I made the body and sleeves a little longer, that's it.
Great pattern, beautiful yarn. I got mine at Yarn and Fiber Company in New Hampshire. But I wouldn't recommend them. I ordered the yarn in July 2010, and didn't get the last of the order until November
20112010. Contacting them is near on impossible, and getting any kind of response about the status of your order is impossible. Never again.
But if you can get your hands on the yarn, it's well worth it!
In other knitting news, there's very little. I started the smallest of the Three Brr bears from Spud & Chloe.
I got the body done, and the head. Then I decided it just looked weird, so I frogged it.
I've also started a Hitchhiker in Knitabulous fiftyfifty wool/silk.
The mojo is a no-show!
October 03, 2011
I am crochet disabled. This is a fact. On Saturday night, a simple crochet steek almost defeated me. I was extremely close to throwing it in and getting out the sewing machine. But I persevered.
Steeks crocheted. You don't need to see the preparation shots. Imagine lots of swearing and foot stamping. In fact, I shouldn't have said anything.
Back up, and pretend you didn't read anything else I said. Just see the steeks marked, then crocheted. Ta da! Easy!
Preparing to cut. I always put a magazine or something inside the garment so that I don't accidentally cut the back!
It's started. Oh my God.
Half way up, not falling apart. (Me or the jumper!)
Done! It's a cardi!!
Inside close up for those so inclined.