Friday, April 13, 2007

A New Obsession

Remember how I said I was really really wanting to start knitting a sweater from Fitted Knits, and how I almost bought the yarn for it last week? Well, I started it last night!

This is a much better photo than the one I posted of this sweater earlier, and now I can tell you that it's the "Short-Sleeved Cardigan" from Fitted Knits. I am using Cascade Jewels, and the color in the photo is astonishingly accurate, but a bit bright. I started this last night, at about 11:30, and got gauge on size 10.5 needles (the pattern calls for 10s - I'm a tight knitter so the upsizing is no surprise). So, embolded by getting gauge on my first attempt, I started the collar, which is knit on size 8s. I was tired, but invigorated, and was only forced to stop due to a lack of size 10.5 circular needles, of any length. Now, I'm going to a fiber festival tomorrow (hoping to NOT buy much yarn, just to browse. We all know I have more than enough yarn), but I decided that I CANNOT wait until then to get a needle, so I drove to work today (I usually bike) so I could head to the LYS on my way home. I MUST knit on this sweater!!! Tonight! Not tomorrow! Unless that's in addition to tonight! The sweater is knit seamlessly (we know how I hate seaming) from the top-down and that combined with the fairly large-gauge means that I might actually finish this with some degree of efficiency. I don't remember if I mentioned this, but I only had three skeins of this yarn in the stash, and I was hunting around for more before casting on, in case I couldn't find it. Well, Anne-Marie has come through with two skeins, so off I go!!!

2 comments:

Marisol said...

Very Pretty Blue! I've been meaning to pick up this book... I'm beggining to come across some lovely sweaters on the net. As a matter of a fact, I came across this site the other day:
http://yarncrawl.typepad.com/fittedknitsalong/

yr secret pal said...

That's a great style; I can't wait to see how it goes.