Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's not easy being green...

This is how far I got on my Origami Cardi before giving up. That very loooooong, skinny strip is supposed to be the back. Like, it is supposed to go sideways across my back and not swallow me like a tent. Obviously the "not swallowing me" was not going to happen. I got gauge when I swatched, but I never bothered to check on the sweater itself because I could see that it just wasn't working. Plus, I left the pattern at home when I went on a long-weekend trip to visit scenic Oklahoma. I knew the lace pattern well enough to knit without it, but I totally botched the edge treatment.

By the time I was reunited with the pattern and understood what I'd done wrong (and how big it was turning out) I was kind of sick of the whole idea anyway. I decided that the yarn wanted to be something much more classic.

It is now turning into the Equestrian Blazer from the Winter IK. And MAN is it going quickly! This is basically one evening of knitting, and I am already to the bust increases. My row gauge is off so the sweater's going to be a lot longer than called for, but I'm tall so I think I can live with it. (Note: this color is "Spruce" and is a much deeper green than the pictures would have you believe)

Something green also came off the needles yesterday:

(and my cool heel)

To recap, this is Artyarns Supermerino, US 6s, for my brother. Now I have to decide whether to give him the socks next time I see him or to make him wait until his August birthday.

Not everything around here has been green, though.

Wow is this pattern (Cookie A's Twisted Flower) ever complicated! But soooo pretty. The heel flap nearly killed me, though--it's lace patterned every row, so I had to do backwards ssk's and all that craziness. But I'm getting close to the end on the foot! Wheeeeeee...

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At 6/21/2007 11:55 AM , Blogger Susie said...

The Equestrian blazer looks like it is going to be spectacular - haven't seen the issue, so I will wait and look for your FO picture. Amazing socks there at the end. I am wildly impressed :)

At 6/21/2007 12:00 PM , Blogger AuntieAnn said...

Spruce is looking pretty good. I think I'm opening my mind to more greens. But not all, by any means.

I love the color and pattern on the Twisted Flower sock. Yum! Nice knitting!

At 6/21/2007 12:16 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I've been eyeing the Equestrian Blazer, it looks really nice. I'll wait until you're finished before I do more than just think about it. ;)

The socks look great!


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