Sunday, November 06, 2005

It's a disease..

I've got startitis and I've got it bad. In the last week, I've started 3 new projects. I kinda stalled on my Clapoti as I ran out of yarn and I'm waiting for new supplies to arrive. So I thought I'd start a new project or three.
First up is Blackberry from Knitty winter 05. It's knitted in Rowan Chunky Print in shade 73 Temper. I bought that in the Liberty sale for GBP3 per ball. It was destined for another project but I liberated it to make Blackberry. I love chunky knits, blink and it's almost complete. I started it on 27 October but took a trip to Chicago for a few days and didn't fancy taking heavy yarn and heavy knitting so I left it at home. It got restarted on 3 November and I have completed the back and two fronts and most of a sleeve.
Here's a picture of the sleeve. I tried the bobbles but I didn't like them, that's probably to do with my poor bobble making skill. I ripped back 25 rows and started again. I've now got to the armhole shaping and I've decided I don't really like the shape of the sleeve......

I think it's huge at the wrist. See I've got it pinned up and it's probably 8 -10 stitches too wide for my liking. Does anyone else feel the same? I'm thinking of ripping it out and starting again. And if I was going to do that, I'm going to reverse the cable. I prefer the knit side too. Hmmm....????? As I couldn't take Blackberry on my trip, I thought I'd take a smaller project. This is the complete opposite of Blackberry. It's Arisaig, again from Knitty Winter 05 and knitted in 4 ply wool and small needles 2.25mm and 2.75mm. The yarn is Rowanspun 4 ply in Sugarspun ( a totally me colour!) Man, it takes so long to knit lil itty bitty stitches on lil itty bitty needles. In probably the same amount of time , I've only knitted a small amount of the ribbing for the back. It's going to be a labour of love project. I fear progress will be slow.

So in my infinite wisdom, I've decided to start a new project tonight. I am making the Chevron tank from Rebecca 29 in HipKnits silk in Stormy which I purchased from Ally Pally. The yarn is beautifully soft and the colourway is gorgeous. But I seem to have some problems with it already. It snapped twice as I was casting on and it seems to pil. As you can see, I've only really just started so I'll going to progress a bit more before I make my mind up about it. I'll let you know!

1 comment:

Kim in Oregon said...

Hi Ling--

I have yarn for two clapotis that I haven't started yet...maybe when all the holiday knitting is complete!

Love your blackberry, and welcome to the KAL.