Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Had enough of me in a swimsuit?

Sorry about that. I didn't mean to leave that post up there at the top of the blog for so long, but sometimes it happens, doesn't it?

Here's the cardigan progress. It's a brick red, not a burn the retina out red, but I just can't face the photo editing right now I'm afraid. Don't you think it looks angry with me?




Let me say it's a good thing that twisted rib looks so good, because it's as slow as a wet week to knit. There's no way it'll be finished by the end of November. NaNoSweMo Fail.

I've decided that this cardigan is going to be like a little technique sampler for me. I've already cast the bottom off using an invisible cast-off once (I used the technknitting tubular bind off instructions) but I did it too tight, so I ripped it back and am doing it again a little looser.

I'm then going to do some front bands and sew them on (I think they can sit better like this) and then a collar of some kind. I like a picot hem, so maybe I'll do that for the collar.

I'll think about this while I sort this tubular cast-off business out (properly this time) and get back to you.



BTW, check out the Techknitter's great post about the 'work to glory' ratio of knitting projects. I'm not into the greater glory for minimum work project - I get my knitting kicks from the self satisfaction of the maximum work project - some people like minimum effort projects that finish quickly, some just like to knit the same way they'e always done it. The whole idea of 'glory' for knitting projects is absurd of course, but sometimes it's what drives the blogging knitter, isn't it? It's all very interesting.

Oh, and I've started another cardigan, another of my attempts at maximum work for minimum glory. Want to know which one it is? It's this one here.

8 comments:

LynS said...

The twisted rib looks so good and I love the Kelmscott cardigan. Sigh! If only I were a quicker or better knitter, or preferably both, these are just the kinds of knitting tasks I would choose. I'm looking forward to seeing both of them finished.

kms said...

well i can see all that twisted rib would have been a nightmare, but that is a seriously impressive result. it looks fantastic!! cant wait to see it finished. and good choice on the kelmscott too....

M-H said...

That is stunning. I love the crisp look to the fabric. And the kelmscott? I am in awe. I expect could do it, but I don't have the patience.

Rose Red said...

Love the Kelmscott - and so very different from Red Twisty - that twisted rib really looks fantastic. Definitely worth it.

Ann said...

You have done a beautiful job of the twisted rib pattern especially the back. Looks so nice.

tina said...

LOVE it! Angry? Never!!!! The twisted rib looks magnificent!

Anonymous said...

Hey ho, it's December! Looking forward to a package from you in the mail. I got excited last month because I thought the first shipment was November...on the other hand, this is my Xmas present from my husband, so December is the more appropriate month.

Charmaine said...

Lookin' goood!

Kelmscott, maximum glory I say!