April 24, 2007
Well, I'm finally back with knitting to show, and in the spirit of something Carolyn posted about a few days ago I refuse to apologise for my absence! Hooray! Ahem, here is what I have knitted:
This is the last piece of the Sublime sweater. I can't remember off hand whether it is the front or the back, although I have a suspicion it's the back, and will therefore take a teeny bit longer than the front. The point at which I took the photo (and I haven't done any since!) is when I finished the penultimate ball of yarn. Will there be enough left to finish? I know, the suspense is pretty amazing. Either way I'll probably take another few weeks to actually finish and by then you'll all have forgotten I was even knitting this jumper!
I also got some ribbon for this jumper - I've been knitting this since new year so its been a long time since I showed the original sketch, so here it is again:
I need ribbon to thread through eyelets all around the middle, but also to make little bows and sew them on the sleeves where the mohair joins the merino. I had to buy 2 widths, because I didn't know which would be best:
I have looked in lots of shops and couldn't find the inky blue ribbon I wanted, but I hope this shade will do.
So, last push on this jumper! Basically I've been scared I won't have enough yarn to finish which has been making me ignore the issue (and the jumper!), but I guess it's time to face up to it and just finish the thing.
Posted by jen at April 24, 2007 06:18 PM
Go go, knit knit knit!
Posted by: Johanna at April 24, 2007 10:08 PM
I love the color -- and can't wait to see the finished sweater. Your work is alway so pretty and feminine, without being too floofy. What I particularly like, is your sweaters look fabulous with jeans -- they're very special, but not so over-the-top so as to be over-dressed.
Posted by: dris at April 25, 2007 02:47 AM
Totally agree with dris! I really like your designs and wish I could come up with ideas like yours (but then I wouldn't be able to put them into practice anyway!). Sublime is looking, well.... sublime.
Posted by: clarabelle at April 25, 2007 09:27 AM
VERY, VERY NICE! I like you design so much....
Posted by: Edna Hart at April 25, 2007 09:43 PM
I've got my fingers crossed that you've got enough yarn. Great design. Can't wait to see the finished article.
Posted by: Ling at April 25, 2007 11:04 PM
The jumper is adorable and I for one am happy to see it return.
It must be harder for a British person to not apologize than it would be for say, Carolyn...just thinking.
Posted by: Sil at April 27, 2007 12:41 AM
Keep going with that jumper! I'm dying to see it finished. Also, I totally agree about the ribbon issue: why is it so difficult to find ribbon in the shades that you want?
Posted by: Anushka at April 28, 2007 11:29 AM
I am loving the pattern! And, sad as this is to state, I now know that I will have to periodically check in to see what comes of the "enough yarn to finish or world's biggest swatch" issue...
Posted by: Kelly at May 5, 2007 06:58 PM
I agree with the majority of the comments (not the adult industry related ones, but the rest of them). Love the sweater, and the colour. The design is gorgeous and I am sure that it will be beautiful when it is all done.
Go! Go! Go! :) (Some inspiration, in case you need it)
Posted by: knittybitch at May 8, 2007 05:57 PM
Your sweater looks beautiful! Are you going to publish the pattern? I would definitely make it. I hope you have enough yarn!
Posted by: Shaila at May 9, 2007 05:36 PM