Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Front & A Back

With 2 pieces done, I'm sure that the sleeves will fly by once I start them. As I rush to finish a pair of socks, I don't think it will be until next week that I get back to this sweater.

My goal is to wear this on Thanksgiving Day. I think the colors are perfect for the holiday.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hanging in There

Just checking in to let you know I haven't given up. As a matter of fact, I have about 6 more rows of the yoke left before I begin the ribbing. Since I am knitting this in the round, I will only have the under arms to seam.

I was nearing the end of a certification course when we began this KAL. I took two classes concurrently and finished up last Saturday. I know many of you work, attend school, parent children and pets...... We sneak in the knitting when we can. I don't know about you but is sure helps to keep me grounded.

Thanks for sharing your progress and beautiful sweaters. It is inspiring.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Seamed and blocked...

but I'm blocking again. Those 2 small rows of ribbing have it hard competing with so much stockinette!

Here are the best pictures I could get considering the sad, grey, rainy skies we're having today!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I'm around halfway done with the sleeves so far. I decided on the "wheat" to go up the sleeve. I also didn't do the ribbing as high as the instructions. I like pushing my sleeves up sometimes and don't like having something too tight when I do. We're having a couple more days of warm-ish weather so hopefully I'll get this done soon.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


So very close to finished!! I finally got the yoke working right for me - luckily I only had to rip it back once. I ended up switching needle sizes at the start of the yoke, then going down in size as recommended from there. I also started working decreases every other, or every third row for the last two inches. My yoke ended up being 7 and a half inches, including 3/4" ribbing and bind off.

I am going to take the suggestion of Nea to knit ribbing down from the bottom, because I really don't like how it's rolling up at the bottom, and also I think I'd just like the sweater a bit longer - it gets cold here in Montreal, but I think I'll be set for winter with this!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Finally Completed the Back

This has been a slow moving project for me, but I can honestly say that it's not the complexity of the pattern. Work & life have once again interfered with my knitting plans.

Having completed the back, the project doesn't seem so gigantic anymore. It loomed over me because I had misread the cabling and had done it incorrectly. I did not want to rip it out. The perfectionist in me finally won, and now the cables look as they should.

I love the way the cables look in this yarn.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


I've already posted this on my own blog, but here's a picture (thanks to my Mac) of my sweater pre-seaming. Hoping to finish up the seaming tonight!