Monday, September 25, 2006

Tapestry wool vs. Embroidery Floss

I al ready to sew up my seams but mistaking bought Embroidery floss instead of Tapestry wool. (Joann's didn't have it) Will this still work for seaming? My one worry is that it might not be as durable as the wool. Please leave any comments you have. Thanks.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

My left front

I've made some great progress recently:

Working the front panel is fun for me; not too repetitive to get bored, but not too difficult to lose interest.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Here's my Sunrise Circle Jacket, in Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran. While I really like the "Ivy" color (in better detail below), seeing the others you all have knitted in bright and rich tones makes me wish that I'd chosen something more colorful myself ... but I'm still very happy with mine. Haven't seen any buttons which struck my fancy yet, so, I've made some flat, oblong ovals with shanks out of clay, which my daughter's generous art teacher agreed to fire for me, and if she has the right glaze, I might use them. Until then (or until something else catches my eye), it will remain buttonless.

It is quite close-fitting, even after I blocked it out a bit, but I didn't knit this to wear over winter woolies anyway. I learned a lot in the process, and want to thank all the posters on this KAL for all the guidance and advice I've read here. This is my first knitted garment, and now that it's successfully finished, I am quite anxious to start the next one! (In a brilliant garnet, of course.)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Left Front

Sorry for the late post. I started on this at the end of August and have already finished the right front. Now onto the left front. I am knitting this in Knitpick's Wool of the Andes in Heather Amethyst and I love it! Haven't thought about the toggles yet. Next trip to Joann's though, I will start my search.

We've reached our limit!

Hey Knitters!

A brief hello from your moderator. Just wanted to let you know that I've closed membership -- our number was so large I just couldn't keep up!

So let's do this KAL some justice and see a few more FOs!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Here she is...

My sunrise circle jacket! I used Cleckheaton country silk, found at a yarn store that was going out of business. I really love the way this Austrailian yarn feels. The sleeves are a bit long--I sure wish I'd been reading this blog earlier---but overall, I'm really happy with this sweater. I love the buttons and can't wait to wear it.