Monday, May 5, 2008

New Knits for Monday

There has been a serious lack of knitting pictures from me as of late. That is mostly due to the fact that my home computer was defunct. Fortunately, thanks to the Dude and his minions, we have power restored to the computer and peace in our home once more.

To catch you up on my knitting progress, I'll start with part of a sock. I actually finished this sock last night. The pattern is T's Escalier. A link can be found on our sidebar. Lovely pattern, easy to remember, knit in Tofutsies in shades of lilac.

Number 2 needs a blanket, as do all babies. I am knitting up the Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I'm using Mission Falls 1824 Wool which is soft and washable. The whole thing is knit in garter stitch and seems to be going quickly. I'm not sure if I'll do all the log cabin squares that the pattern calls for as I think it might be a touch too big and I'll probably run out of yarn before the end.

And finally, I present to you my Minimalist Cardigan which is anything but minimal. Knit in Double Sea Silk, it has a sheen that makes it glow. I made the 39 1/2 inch size which I think is just perfect. I made the body slightly longer than recommended. The fabric blocked beautifully and after 2 1/2 hours of seaming, it is ready to wear.

Token shot of my cleavage courtesy of the Dude.

Note the drape. This yarn is just a delight to work with. It is soft and warm. Not too heavy.

I really love this sweater. I think it's the best one I've ever made and I'm very proud of it. The haircut needs some work, however.


andi said...

First, the colors on the blanket are awesome. I love that you didn't use predictable baby colors.

Second, oh my freakin' god, how much do I love that cardi? It is fabulous. I should really overcome my hatred for seed stitch so I can make one. So, so pretty.

J. said...

Yeah, the seed stitch. You know, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I could see making it again in a wool for winter.

I love a good cardi.

T. said...

Sweater of crack. GORGEOUS.

And I saw your pics on Ravelry -and I laughed b/c your dude loves the cleavage shot eh??

catknip said...

I LOVE it! The color - everything! Great job.

Shamelessly Sassy said...

I love the sweater. Especially the color. It's gorgeous.

Amanda said...

That cardi is superb. I love the colour - it glows.

Metta said...

Have the Minimalist cardi on my want-to-do-list for some time and you really inspire me to start soon.

Yours is just wonderful and I love the color.

Luch said...

Your sweater is perfect and lovely and gorgeous!

Emily said...

Very lovely cardi!