Blog Archive for the tag 'Striped Sweater'
September 6th 2006
Filed under Finished Projects 2006, General, Project Spectrum
Yarn: Texere’s Good Fortune Cotton in Wine (6) and Rowan’s Cotton Glace in Mystic (808).
Pattern: Made up.
Needles: 3.25 mm circulars and straights.
Notes: I started with 2.5 inches of 1×1 rib, then decreased stitches at each end and increased stitches to form an hour glass shape. I bound off the base of the neckline just after shaping the armholes, to create a deep round neck. The arms are simple cap sleeves with raglan decreases.
September 3rd 2006
Filed under General, Project Spectrum, Sweaters
I am having a very busy weekend in between a quick day trip to Le Touquet for a booze cruise/shopping trip, and a visit to Birmingham for a trade show, I have just got time to start my clean sweep for Project Spectrum.
My faithful Chibi – which holds all my needles.
A crochet hook.
A kilt pin brooch.
To beginning, I am rewinding the calander to March and my Pink/Red projects. To complete, (from the bottom of the photo).
1. I have my Striped Sweater, which I cast on just in March and have slowly been knitting over the last few months.
2. Then, my Mum’s Twin Set cardigan which was started long before PS (last autumn), but I was planning on finishing it in March (I am awful I know).
3. Fast forward to June, when I was watching the World Cup and meant to be knitting a cardigan, this has been pushed to the bottom of my knitting bag, as I am so embarassed that I failed the challenge.
4. The Circular Shrug, I was unsure if this colour was more green or blue and unsure when I should be knitting it – so it was forgotten.
Also, am currently blocking my Stash Busting Bag and Cleo Clutch.
August 23rd 2006
Filed under General, Project Spectrum, Sweaters
As sun seems to have gone on holiday and the shops are full of autumn clothes , I have put together a list of things I have seen in shops, that I fancy knitting.
- Even though, I never got around to making my crochet dress this summer, I am thinking about a chunky knitted dress.
- A simple stripe cardigan (I’m not sure what colours I will make this in).
- Deep V-neck lurex top.
- a cable hoodie – although, I think I will make Central Park Hoodie.
I haven’t even been to Gap lately and I always love their winter knits – I will be busy.
As well as planning some knits, I have been busy knitting the mohair stripe sweater, I am knitting this with 4.5mm circular needles so it is knitting up very quickly after about a week, I have knitted over 12 inches of the body, and am about to start shaping the armholes.
I have almost finished my other Striped Sweater (that I started back in May), and I have discovered a problem with knitting stripes, weaving in the ends.
As much as I love knitting, I hate seaming, which is why I love knitting on the round – sewing with always come back to haunt me last night I spend several hours weaving in the ends and I am still no where near finished.
May 30th 2006
Filed under General
I had a wonderful weekend helping my sister celebrate her birthday, on Saturday we went to Bicester Village, for some extreme shopping, my poor credit card. Then on Monday, we watched Friends with Money and had an amazing meal at Harlem (corn bread and mac and cheese).
Not much knitting has been done, I started the sleeve for my striped sweater, I am going to have cap sleeves, all in wine with raglan sleeve. I am hoping to finishe both of them this evening whilst watching TV.
I have also signed up for World Cup KAL, as I am already a football widow; it is just like the Knitting Olympics, only over 30 days rather than two weeks. I just need to think what I am going to make, I have some lovely Navy Aurora 4 Yarn that I have wanted to make into a cardigan, something like the Chanel Jacket (pdf file) from Knit Scene I guess I could make that in four weeks, or I could make the crochet dress (but this is meant to be a Knitting KAL). Once I have sorted out that dilemma, I can move on to my next one should I watch England in the final or complete the KAL (Yes I do Believe).
May 13th 2006
Filed under General, Wedding
My card making for this month is early over, I have finished all 60 Save the Date Cards, that are all waiting to be posted next week. But before, I pack away my card making stuff, I need to do now is make a card for Suzanne at Luscious Fibers.
Here’s the cards, the inserts in the envelopes are via Martha Stewart Wedding (I love that magazine), I also made some monogram stickers from mini label stickers for the back of the envelopes.
I have both my match-ups from the two secret pal exchanges, and have been busy reading their blogs and trying to get ideas for gifts, which means I have an excuse to go yarn shopping (who am I kidding I don’t need an excuse). Note to self, I must buy some buttons for Mum’s twin set.
Having spent the last few days with my sister, my secret project is on hold and I have been concentrating on my stripy sweater. The front is complete (I knitted it first, so I could experiment with a lower neckline), and I have started the armhole shaping on the back. I am unsure what to do about the sleeves, to leave it as a vest, have a little cap sleeve or a regular short sleeve.