Monday, May 28, 2007

It's done!!

Why I got a bug to finish the sweater when it is humid and in the upper 80s I will never know, but here she is.

I knit this with Peruvian Sierra Aran (80% highland wool, 20% alpaca) in Garnet I think, color #788. I did not want a totally solid yarn; this has a subtle heather to it. Once I washed the sweater, it softened up considerably. I will still have to wear long sleeves underneath, but that is what I had planned.

I am going to Maine next weekend so I just might be able to wear this before next winter. Coastal Maine is still pretty chilly this time of year.

I followed the pattern for the 33 ½” bust. The sleeves are perfect for my long arms, and it fits nicely on my narrow shoulders. The front is a little shorter than I thought but it will drop with wear so I am not sweating it.

This was a fun project and I will consider making another jacket, probably in a lighter color like something in the oatmeal family, and a yarn that I can wear in more than one season.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I actually completed this a number of weeks ago. Yeah! I have been wearing it without the buttons, but will probably end up putting them on after all. You can read more about it on my blog.


Friday, April 13, 2007

My first pannel

My first two halves are complete. I am making the 37" size. I decreased the length of the sleeves by 1.5". You can read more about the progress on my blog.

Now I am working on to the back pannel, but I think I may have to make it shorter so it will fit. Yikes!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It's sad really. I joined this blog when it first started and I'm only now almost done. At one point I dropped the Sunrise, because I didn't have any more yarn; however, sunny days are approaching again, I recently purchased more yarn and now I can finally finish the back of my jacket. Yippeee! I just need to make sure I have batteries to share with everyone.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Back to it!

I have picked up my SCJ again. I completed the first sleeve and front last weekend, but then realized that it was HUGE. I blame Weight Watchers. I was a size 39" bust, but am now a 37. The sweater was going to hang down below my behind. So, I did the only thing I could do....... back to the sleeve and continue in the next size down (37"). I also have decreased the length of the sleeve by 1.5". Thanks to Knitting Help, I was able to figure out he difference between k2tog and k2tog tbl.

You can see the color I am using here, and read about what yarn I chose here.

You can read about my other projects here.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Me Too !!

Last but notleast (I hope)
I dit it !!

Finished last week, but as it was faaaar tooo big for me , I tried a very tricky thing... wash it 40°C in a washing machine...
and ... It WORKED !!
It is the perfect size forme now... :)

I'm very happy, and quite proud as well.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

I'm finally finished!

I have finally finished my Sunrise Circle Jacket! Check it out:

This beauty took me ages... but my destashing resolution spurred me on to finish it. Overall I found it a very enjoyable pattern to knit and the finished result fits very well. I'm also well impressed with myself because I saved about 3 hours of my life by machine stitching the seams!
Yarn used: 7 balls of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, in Maze