Friday, September 27, 2013

Drops Cardigan

This is my progress!
The picture doesn't do it justice

ArtYarn's KAL

Okay you know that I am knitting a great Drops pattern see previous posts with a soft beautiful yarn the Dream in Color Perfectly Post. Its all in one piece from bottom up to arm holes. then you separate and work the fronts and then the back, well I finished both fronts & I'm ready for the back.

At the same time I got pulled into  the ArtYarn October KAL,  I love Iris's patterns.  Iris conducts KAL on Ravelry here's the link    

This is the yarn "Ensemble Light" H26 love love the color and I'm planning on doing the ribbing with the sparkle!!

This is how far I've gone on the cardigan!  Its actually going pretty quick!

Therefore which to do?  Heck both


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Time for Baby

Had to take a break from knitting my cardi.  I only had less then a week to complete a baby gift (my fault not good at planning) so what to do?  Chunky yarn and big needles will get me there quick right.  Went through my stash of yarn and found 2 pink, 2 green, 1 purple, and one red Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky, Perfect!!  Love the Cashmerinos.  Then made a gauge and look up patterns.  Found something similar to this on Ravelry or Lion Brand not sure which.  Anyway in 2 days I was done knitting the pieces!! 

I did a k1p1 twisted rib for the border with the purple and sewed it up the fronts.  The eyelets give it a little interest instead of just plain stocking stitch. The yarn was just the right amount, very little left over.


Very happy the stripes actually managed to match! 
Only have a day left, need to sew it and get rid of all the yarn tails, that is the pain when dealing with striping colors.  I did carry some of the yarn but when I do big chunks of color it really is impossible to carry up.  So I cut then deal with tails.

Button on blocked and ready for wrapping!! I didn't do button holes I added snaps instead, easier on mom I think.
Already delivered and it will be going to Sicily to my nieces baby who will be turning 1 in December!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Drops Pattern

Here I am knitting away with the gorgeous yarn Perfectly Posh Sport not think just going and when I reach the section of chart 3  something seems different.  Well I misunderstood "Diagrams show the pattern from the right side" I thought it meant that the symbols were for the right side only and no wrong side was showing. WRONG the chart is showing both.  Off the needle it goes. 
I am back at that same point and  it really is better! Now it makes sense.

Well stay tuned now it should be a breeze!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

On To The Next Project!!

 Okay so as you can see there my next project, this one is a cardigan from Drops. It has some lace  with charts to follow.  Not too difficult!! The yarn Dream in Color, Perfectly Posh Sport is quite amazing, the stitch definition if remarkable. When I hear sport I think tiny yarn small needles (size 2 or 3)  I knit a little loose so I always need to go down sizes.  But guess what I'm using size 5 and the stitches look perfect. 

Spring Daisy Wrap

It looks and feels amazing!  
This yarn, Rhapsody Glitter Light is such a joy to work with, it just glides through your needles!!

 Look how the light makes it sparkle!