11 September 2006

So much...

I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted. First, I bought more Denise needles at Busy Hands Yarn.

The needle set was on sale, so how could I resist getting a second set? I also got the longer cords--the blanket I was working on has used up all the extra cords from my original Denise set.

Over the holiday weekend I worked on the Andi cardigan from Rowan's Linen Print collection.

(Sorry about the poor lighting, the flash washed out the pattern completely.)

I am using the Sandy print, color 343. This is for a friend of mine who is getting married next month. (Yikes! I just realized that doesn't leave me much time to finish.) When I offered to make her something, I thought she would ask for a shawl or maybe even a purse but she wanted a "holey" wrap. I am enjoying the pattern, it was going smoothly until the armhole shaping. After some assistance from the wonderful people at the Knitty Coffeeshop, I am back on track. The yarn is actually pretty cool, I like the color changes. The only down side is the fact that I have to join new yarn at the end of a row. The yarn is a bulky weight and chain construction so none of the other joining methods I usually use would work. This means that I have some very long ends to deal with later.

The Leo sweater continues to come along. I am almost finished with the front. Who knows, it may actually be done in time for hubby to wear once it cools down around here.

For those of you who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11th tragedies, you have my utmost sympathies.


twig said...

Love the color of the Andi.

I'm going to totally ignore the fact that you're working on a sweater for your husband so that I won't feel guilty for letting my hubby's sweater languish.

chamomile said...

The Andi cardigan is beautiful! Fantastic colour.