Wednesday, June 20, 2007

knit on with confidence.....





oh it has been quite a week. my workplace is slowly but surely closing down due to the danish immigration policy and i have been busy writing applications for new jobs. went to one job interview today and i am going to another tomorrow. hopefully everything will be solved by the week after next week when my holiday starts with a gig with rufus wainwright.


but this is a knitting blog. and there has been knitting (as elizabeth's motto goes: knit on with confidence through all crises) and there will be more knitting. i am apparently a serial knitter so i have finished the last fair isle yoke in a trio of fair isle yokes for grandmother, daughter, granddaughter. and this is by far the cutest. i will have alba modelling it very soon and post pics. i got the yoke decreases a little wrong so i made up my own ( no blind follower am i) and the end result looks good. i made the sleeves as elizabeth says: rib like mad and increase severely to 40 % of K. i like a blousy sleeve for a little person. it looks really cute. the sleeves are long but i guess that the arms are growing faster than the cheeks at this age when the little girl starts to walk and such. and she is a very active little girl who does things she is not supposed to do yet, just like the bumblebee.


and now i think i will start a series of saddle shoulder arans.... although i made a slip stitch pattern swatch yesterday and i love the effect and may do further experiments.

4 comments:

tiennie said...

It looks great and I can't wait to see it on the model!

Peggy said...

It looks great! Sorry about the job crises... that's why we knit!

I can't wait to see it modeled!

Rani said...

Wow! and Wow! sigh - I'm going to try my hand at a garment someday. This sweater is beautiful!

Jules said...

Do you mind telling us what brand of alpaca you use? I'd like to do one in alpaca, too, but the only one I really like at my LYS is Blue Sky Alpaca ($$$).
Good luck with your job search!