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.


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

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


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