2/23/08

Happy Saturday All

How many of you had this for your Friday.... pretty to look at but a major mess...lol

Ok, on to knitting, my EE KCAL project is moving along smoothly, which is the Open-Neck Pullover by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, from Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2006 issue. I was checking out Ravelry and came across another garment by Cornelia that I'm looking to add to my knit list. Its the Gripsholm Cardigan, which was knitted by Wrypunster, totally love it.


Ohhh boy, I'm getting sidetracked...lol. Back to the matter at hand, the pattern calls for the garment to be worked up in seed stitch with a constrasting band done in garter, but after doing 10 rows of seed stitch, I decided that I would prefer doing the remainder of the garment in garter stitch. Also, instead of using the Tahki Cotton Classic that the pattern called for, I substituted using Tahki Donegal Tweed in Charcoal (100% new wool) for a winter garment. Swatching was a lil tricky but I believe I figured it out in that I had to cast-on for a small size to get as close to my size as possible.


I've completed the back, and for the constrasting band, using some leftover Kathmandu DK yarn in Grape ( 85% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere). I felt using the Kathmandu yarn would work well with the Donegal tweed in that they both have flecks of color and both have that slubbiness to it and must say both yarns are a charm to work with no splitting or shredding.
I've moved on to the front and modifing it a tad bit, by not making the deep-neck opening, which measures about 6" or so long from the constrasting band up to the neck. Instead of starting the deep-neck opening after the constrasting band I changed to the charcoal color and will continue working even for another 4" and then begin the neck opening and armhole shaping. I just feel that with such a deep opening I may end up with that D.olly Par.ton cleveage look...lol.

On the crocheting front, I was asked to do ponchos. The ponchos are for 2 lil girls that will be participating in a wedding as flowergirls and the moms wanted them to wear ponchos over their gowns, more so to keep the chill off their shoulders during the ceremony and reception. I'm using Red Heart Holiday Yarn and Red Heart Baby Econo Yarn together. The Holiday yarn has strands of metallic silver running through it for that glitter appeal, also the moms wanted royal blue ribbon included to match the bride's wedding gown. The picture doesn't do it any justice, but it's so cute.

Well one down and one more to go.

15 comments:

Zuleika said...

Hi there, just blog hopping. That pullover is looking very nice so far. I love the poncho! Makes me want to make something for a lil' one now. :-)

Kelroc said...

Your pullover is xoming along nicely. The poncho is cute!

Virtuous said...

Gurl I am not missing snow!! Wow! Haha!

Adrienne said...

That's a looooooooooootta snow!!!

Lesalicious said...

OH WOW glad it isn't snowing here finally. I love the ponchos you did that is a great idea for flower girls. The pullover is nice. I see you be oh so busy. :)

Valerie said...

The pullover is looking good so far. Those ponchos are too adorable though. Pictures must be taken of the girls wearing them!

Lashell said...

Dang you're fast. I wish I could knit that fast, I think I would do it more often. lololol The Snow was beautiful Day One. lolol

Cheryl Wray said...

The snow picture is BEAUTIFUL!!!

No snow lately...just cold!!!!

Mary Sarah said...

Hi! Just got back from Michigan and am catching up on blogs. Love your how your new sweater looks. The poncho is too cute and your husband is the greatest! LOVE your new desk/sewing table. It's perfect! The snow pictures are great too, but since I just got back from coldville, I get scroll past them for now.

gold said...

Your pullover is looking nice!!And that poncho is to cute!!
We are suppose to get some snow tonight!!

Judy said...

Ha! the size 1 needles are certainly scaring everyone! Should I be afraid? :) Hey, you have some great projects going on over there. The snow is beautiful!

del said...

The poncho is so cute! That's a great idea for flower girls. And no, we don't want you out there like Dolly, lol.

gold said...

I forgot to tell you, I love how you changed you blog!!:)

k_purls2 said...

I really like your pullover. The color is terrific, the purple really gives the donegal tweed that "omph!." Bravo!

Tany said...

You are busy on every front!