3/19/08

Springing Ahead

with my kitty by my side....lol. Ms. Darla hung out with me as I casted-on and started the ball rolling on my latest project, which is a reflection of how bad I'm ready for Spring. She's resting now after I had to tell her to sit her behind down after tangling with my yarn... gurl was loosing her mind...lol. With my latest purchase of Elann Callista I went in search of a knit pattern and came across Badia, which is a tank with a center cable and lace. I started the project last week and was amazed at how fast I worked up the back. I guess after stressing over my jacket I went full throttle on the project and now working the front.

After working the front following the cable & lace stitch glossary, I realized that it wouldn't work for me and opted for just cables and you know how I love cables....lol. I had to rip back 5" of the the cable & lace...uggh! and do what I'm known for - I've modified the pattern, by omitting the lace and doing 3 rows of cables instead of one (which was very hard to photograph). Also I did the back in plain stockinette, the pattern calls for the cable & lace in the back and just felt it wouldn't work for me back there.


Another modification I would like to make is adding short sleeves, so I've been looking at other knit patterns for the right sleeves. Now off to print out a few patterns I think will work... seeyah.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

You rock the cables!!!! Love it!

Knitaholictoo said...

Oh it's lovely! How do you work so fast!

Cas... said...

Another great project! You do have a thing for cables don't you? LOL!

Lashell said...

You are fast! If i could knit that fast I think I would do it more often. lol

Kelroc said...

I liike what I see so far. Can't wait to see the sleeve modification you make.

del said...

Yet another brilliant modification. I love that color!

Andrea said...

Looking good!! I can't wait to see it finished.

Deborah said...

I love cats but I'm allergic :(

Valerie said...

That is going to look stunning when it's done!!

gold said...

Thats looking cute!!Love the color!!