Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wet dolphins!

Another UPDATE 7-13-2011 can be found here!  Does anyone else think of Unsolved Mysteries when they read, "UPDATE"?  I do. An UPDATE on my sweater progress can be found here: Vogue Sweater Endeavor.

I assure you I've been knitting, but I've been neglecting properly documenting my knitting.  I have at least two projects that have been completed but I haven't posted final pictures up on Ravelry. (If you are a knitter and you don't have a Ravelry account, get one.)  I started a new sweater journey that no doubt will not be completed until Christmas.  In my recent Vogue Knitting Magazine, I found a lovely lace sweater to try out.  I picked out some fingering weight yarn from knitpicks and cast on yesterday. You can view my Ravelry post here.

(In other news I just heard a gunshot.  Yeah a gunshot at 2:21 on a Sunday afternoon in Olympia, WA.  Ridiculous.  Anyway, I turn on my handy 5-0 Radio free iPhone App and sure enough gunshot reported on the other side of the sound, up the hill).

When I start a massive new project, I'm reminded of other knitting projects from my past.  I have had some successes and quite a few failures.  The only other sweater I have ever completed was a disaster.  I hated it so much that I gave it to my mom last year for her birthday.  In my defense, she really likes it.  Or she likes it enough to wear it a bunch.  It wasn't hideous or anything, just not my cup of tea.

About a year ago, I completed my very first capelet.  I loved this project, and I loved this yarn.  I would make 20 of these (even if I never really wear it).



My current sweater is knit using a merino/silk blend.  The color reminds me of wet dolphins. Know that. Here is what I have so far.  You can tell by how much yearn there is that I have a loooonnngggg ways to go.

Pre-wound yarn.

Wound yarn.

The start to the bottom of the sweater.

A close up...those some tiny stitches.


2 comments:

  1. Looks like you are on perfect guage. That is one of the biggest challenges! Go girl, go!

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement. My fingers are crossed!

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