Monday, September 03, 2007

Progress

Obviously, this has been a long weekend!

Askew is almost finished. There are still some ends to to take care, and I think I'll reblock it. The straps are, weirdly enough, too wide set and there are a few wonky looking stitches. Maybe re-blocking will help. And possibly a different bra. (Insert rant about how men never have to figure out what underwear would work best with an outfit.)

But all in all, I'm happy with it. I do wish I'd noticed that one side is a lot more colorful than the other. Actually, I have so much yarn left over, I could have re-knit it. But -- no.....

Askew

I'm also making progress on the Hemlock Ring Lap Blanket. I've switched to my 40 inch Denise circ at this point, so obviously I'm getting somewhere. I'm well into the feather-and-fan chart. Four out of every five rows is straight stockinette in the round -- good for TV knitting.

Hemlock Ring Lap Blanket

I've also finished the back of Arwen (a large stockinette rectangle) and have begun the left front, but so far, there's not much to look at. And I'm back to working on the Illli toe-up plain stockinette socks. I've decided that I have to finish these before I begin another pair.

10 comments:

Courtney said...

The Askew is really cool. I like the fact that the sides are a little bit different. It's very Noro-y.

twig said...

Askew looks great in my opinion. I love the pattern but I'm afraid that since I'm lacking in boobage it wouldn't work for me.

Julie said...

Love the Askew; I also like the different sides.

Bezzie said...

Askew turned out beautiful! And I like that one side is more colorful than the other--that's why it's called Askew right??

Susan said...

Askew looks great!

Chris said...

It looks cool! I would freak about the straps, tho, and probably try to figure out how to make them wider on the inside toward the neck.

Amysatx said...

Love Askew! It looks great on you! Super job!!

Deb B in NS (friend of sister L) said...

Askew looks awesome.

It could also serve you very well in the winter, under a blazer of just about any colour!

Linda the Sister said...

Ooo, que purty! But yes, the straps would bug me. I do think that under a jacket it'll look just fine even with the wonky straps. VERY CUTE! And I'm so impressed you knit an actual garment! WOW!

The lap blanket's cute too - Mom will love it.

And HEY! Hi Deb!

Toni said...

This looks great. Toni From California