I know I promised pics but I left my card reader at work and I’m stuck at home waiting for the heat repair man to get here. So, pics will have to wait til tomorrow. But, I do have alot of progress to report…
It’s amazing how much knitting you can get done on a cold weekend! I did a good amount on Rogue and even pulled out the Cabled & Ribbed sweater!
This pattern is just wonderful! I love the way she designed the kangaroo pocket. The decreases are hidden in a purl stitch and the pocket softly curves in on both sides. A couple things I did differently than the pattern:
- I knitted in the hem with the twelfth row. I hate finishing and will go to great lengths to avoid sewing. If you decide to do this just keep in mind that at row 12 you have done a few increases in each cable on the side so you can’t go 1 for 1 in the cables. I skipped the cable area and am planning to tack those by hand because I didn’t want to risk distorting the cables.
- When you start the pocket it says to join new yarn (but do not break current yarn) and knit the pocket with the newly joined yarn. I chose to work the pocket in the original working yarn and wait to join the new yarn until i returned back to knitting the body. I did this because I didn’t want to deal with 2 balls of yarn thru each row of the pocket. Also, when knitting the body I weaved the end in and it is hidden behind the pocket.
Cabled & Ribbed sweater
I got another few inches done on the front and am right at the armholes now. I have another 8 or so inches to get the front done. The rest of this should go much faster because I don’t have to deal with the cable rows in the middle third of the back or the sleeves!
What do you think?
OK, I have a few upcoming projects that I need your help on:
Baby sweaters for spring: I have 2 friends who are expecting in April. I don’t have kids and I’m not sure what to make for them. I was thinking about a cotton acrylic blend so it would be lighter weight and washable. But I’m so programmed to dislike acrylic. What do you all think? I don’t want to give the gift that never gets used because cleaning it is a chore.
Rowan Calmer: Amber and I are trading some yarn and I was thinking about getting some Calmer. I love this yarn but I haven’t been thinking much about warm weather knitting. Go figure – it’s 10 degrees out right now. I looked thru Rowan’s Calmer book but nothing drew me in. Any ideas?