Saturday, May 05, 2007

Now a knit blog!

Muwahahahaha! While you have been unable to sew and post, this blog has been boarded by pirates and is now a knit blog! Except I don't have any cats so I can't be a true knitblogger.

As you may be aware, I'm making 'Calista's Alexander McQueen knock-off sweater'. This is my progress so far. (I'm not putting the flowers on by the way). Needs a ruddy good blocking. I have done the ribbing on the second bodice piece, and there's still a long slog to go, so plenty of time to think about blocking.
On a bit of a knitting jag, must be the cooler weather. Although it has been very warm the last few days, I know it's just foxing and I will be unable to leave the house in a frock for months soon.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cracklin' Rosie

Done! Rosie, using Dogwood Donna from spring Knitscene magazine with my own modifications. I used Cleckheaton 12 ply (I know. Cleckheaton. But I was desperate to knit and it was the only light grey in the approximate gauge. It is not too scratchy to wear, for which I am thankful.)
The rose is duplicate stitched from a chart in Vogue Knitting International's most recent winter issue.
I didn't do the ribbed neckline on this version, I thought I'd try single crochet edging, and I liked it! That saved the hassle of picking up stitches and having a higher and potentially-horribly-scratchy-on-my-neck-ribbed-crew-neck.
Yay, much quicker too, so I can wear it out tonight!
(Oh and I have woven in all the ends. Those are the woody stems of my chilean jasmine coming out of my left armpit.)