Saturday, October 21, 2006

Button Q

Hi All,

I picked up my jacket again a few weeks ago after not touching it all summer. I am half-way done with the back (the fronts were done earlier this year) so I am thinking about buttons. I was perusing the site and noticed some people have done a one-button version that I really like. My question is does is work? Does it stay closed? Any other issues you want to share?

Thanks. Everyone's jackets look so great, inspiration to get mine completed!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Criochnaithe*

Finally, finally I have managed to get a photo wearing the lovely Sunrise. I finished it a number of weeks ago and to my shame I have taken 'till now to blog about it. I have been wearing it a lot, it's very cosy and it gets many, many compliments. I had a fun time knitting this and would definately recommend it to others. I had concerns about sleeve length but I decided not to modify the pattern and rectify it later if I needed to, but it wasn't necessary. I am pretty happy with how the sleeve length worked out.

The best part about making this jacket was discovering just how cool knitting bloggers can be. After knitting the back I decided I'd needed to go up a size to make the jacket fit me. Only problem was that I needed an extra two balls of yarn - and I had bought in from an online store in Australia. Bit of a problem! Enter Donni who just so happened to have 2 spare balls of yarn in the same lot number that I needed. Thanks Donni - your yarn went to a good home!

*Criochnaite is Irish for finished.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wow

All y'all are finished/finishing up - I'm just getting started! It's inspiring to see all these sweaters though.

I am using a heavier yarn than many, I think - Beaverslide's fisherman's weight (4 st/in) n Dusty Clover. It is a very pretty yarn - but this is probably a little tight/stiff for the yarn. Anyone else knit with a heavier yarn?

I did get gauge , so proceeded up the left sleeve, knitting the sleeve hem in as I went (thanks for the tips!), and am thinking of shortening the sleeve by about 2" - I am short. It is slightly scary that this decision has to be made so early, but I take comfort in the fact that I can always cut an kitchener a panel in if I need to - ack. Anyone else shorten the sleeves while knitting?

Thanks for letting a latecomer join in...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Finished

sundone2
I love my Sunrise Circle Jacket. I opted for clasps instead of toggles. I knit the 41" size in Knitpicks WOAL in Amethyst Heather. This will be a sweater I will wear alot this winter!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Finito


NOW I am finished.I thinkt it's a very nice model - I am very pleased

Regards from Helen (DK)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Finished!!!



Yarn: South West Trading Company Karaoke - shade Copper - I love the way the self-striping highlights the circular construction of the front.

You can find more pics on my blog

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Just need some clasps


My jacket is knit and sewn. I have decided to add clasps instead of toggles but have not sewn them on yet. I love this sweater. The fit is great which is especially good since I was really nervous after ready some of the posts. I cannot wait to wear it!

Monday, October 02, 2006

well, no news really on the sunrise circle jacket
I found it difficult to accept to frog my first sleeve...
so It took me time but I've decided to finish the jacket with my gauge.

Tokaya
(hoping to hopp by very soon)

One Panel Done (second almost there)

Sunrise Circle Jacket, right panel

Wahoo! One panel done! Weirdly, the second is almost done too. I had almost finished the left, when, in order to have something to knit without counting, I started the right panel. But the right panel got done first, and now I have to go back to the one that was almost finished way back in the winter. Hee hee.

As the moderator, I've felt a little guilty being so behind! Finally, the weight is coming off my shoulders :).