Sunday, October 31, 2010

Something finished

Since this didn't get blogged yet I'm going to drop it here.

I finished my Liz I sweater. It's beautiful. I did have to rip back the top and shorten it so that it fit me, but it's a great fit now and I love it!



Prior to the adjustment it looked like this:



It's hard to see in this picture but the armhole starts under my bust about 5 inches down from my actual arm. It felt like I was 4 wearing my mother's clothes.

I really love Alice Starmore's designs. But they are always oversized for me. In many cases this is not a big deal. In this case, I think I'd like it better if it was a closer fit. However, not enough to make all the changes that would be necessary to adjust this pattern.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall is falling

well - Rain is falling.

A lot of things have happened since my last post. I started a new job, found and moved into a place of my own and I have been trying desperately to get all my stuff moved in, unpacked and put away. There are a few things that I can't find. I hope they show up but I'm not holding out much hope.

There has been quite a bit of knitting and I will get pictures up soon.

Now I am working on an AS aran sweater. I'm quite pleased that she decided to reprint that book. It's quite lovely and the library copy is nice, but quite inconvenient when you decide you want to use a certain yarn but aren't sure what to do with it.

So far I have finished the front and one sleeve. The pattern is St. Brigid, the yarn is from Blackwater Abbey, 2-ply in Autumn. It's a lovely color and a fantastic yarn. I'm very pleased with it. I can't wait for it to be finished so I can wear it.