I’ve been working on the Corset Pullover, but I seem to have gotten distracted by some beautiful Silk Garden (colourway 211)…

It’s just a top-down cardi from my pattern, but with seed stitch edging and it’ll have some waist shaping, as well. I’ve figured that I want the waist minimum to be about 6 inches below the underarm, so I figure I’ll just decrease every inch or so till there.

Anyway, so here’s the progress on the corset – I’m done the front and a sleeve. I’ll get started ont he back shortly, and it looks like I’ll have enough yarn, I hope!

I love the sleeve!

I’ve got a ton of stuff to do this weekend, and today I dare not turn on the TV for fear of being sucked into the CSI marathon – it would result in a lot of sitting around and knitting, which can be great, but I really do have schoolwork to do. Have a good day off!

our eyes are bigger than our needles

Title courtesy of the brillant and beautiful Cari. You know how I wasn’t going to buy yarn?


I swear I didn’t mean to copy Kelly, but you know what they say about great minds ;). Anyway, I got 5 skeins of Silk Garden, two of Jawoll cotton sock yarn, and a copy of last fall’s Phildar Tendances, all at 30% off. MMM, silk garden.

I think I may have left one behind. And now that I’ve pretty much decided that I want to make a top-down cardi, I may have to go back and get it tomorrow. I should call ahead though, just to make sure that there is actually one left…

I may have also bought yarn from Camilla Valley Farm for the Gibson Girl pullover and some summer tops. Oops.

Ahem. Anyway, I’ve been working on the Corset Pullover and it’s coming along nicely.

My competitive side wants to finish the sweater before Cari. But that’s not nice! I really must try to not think about that. Anyway, the lengthening seems to be working out, but the real test will come when I machine wash this baby.

that smell in the air

It’s coming…the time when I change from wool sweaters to cotton ones!

Pattern: “Unisex Knock-Around Cashmere Pullover” from Weekend Knitting
Yarn: Berroco Pronto Print in “Cobble Hill”, about 13 skeins (pattern says 10 of yarn of the same yardage)
Needles: US 10.5 Denises
Started: March 2, 2005
Finished: March 20, 2005

It’s really quite comfy. See the collar, though? It looks cool laying flat, but it doesn’t really stand up or anything when it’s worn. Plus one side is pointier than the other and it kind of bugs me. So it’ll look more like this:

I picked up a zipper from Fabricland today. So we’ll see when I get around to putting it in the Lotech…meanwhile, here’s what I’m working on:

Cozy and the Corset Pullover. I think I’ll try to make some headway on the Corset Pullover – I’m lengthening it as well as compensating for the shrinkage factor. Could be interesting!