Archive for March, 2011

Lilac Attack

Once again, work has gotten in the way of important knitting!  Oh well, work is fun too.

There has been time for knitting, but not at the pace I would like.  Here’s the status of my Lilac Haze Tee:

I should have the back finished tomorrow … maybe the front will be finished by next weekend?

I spent a lot of time knitting, ripping and knitting the row which transitions from knitting in the round to knitting flat.  Frankly, I couldn’t (can’t) see how the pattern would work as it’s written.  I found a way to proceed, more on that in the final notes.

Interesting challenge ahead: 3-needle bind-off.  That’s gonna be a new one for me.  I look forward to it!

Lilac Haze

This latest project is made from organic cotton … Simply Cotton in the Haze Heather colorway (organic cotton from Knit Picks).  The pattern is “Summer Tee Top” by Claudia Olson, a free download on Ravelry.  After getting gauge, I reduced the CO by 28 stitches.  I don’t know if this will result in the desired 36″ size and just the right amount of negative ease … or another gift for someone else (wah! I want to wear it myself!).  Anyway, the suspense will keep me knitting, ha ha!

I actually have completed both the tweed sweater and the fuzzy scarf … EXCEPT for the finishing steps.  A tiny bit of weaving in will finish the sweater and all I have to do is bind off the scarf.  For some reason, I don’t want to take them off the needles.  Maybe I’m just not interested in wool and mohair now that the snowdrops and witch hazel are blooming!