Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Finished Moebius

I got quite a bit of knitting done this weekend! First off, I finished my Moebius shawl (I made the executive decision not to thrum it, so this really is done).

Finished Moebius

I love how it turned out; the yarn, Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester, is soft and squishy and everything wool should be. My only complaint is at myself; in my desire to finish, I decided to bind off without doing the last three purl rows (it's a wrap, you can make it how you want to, right?) as it seemed wide enough. Wearing it, though, I can't help but think that I shouldn't have done that. I don't care, though, because the colors are gorgeous. And I should have enough wool left to make myself a hat. Woo hoo!

I also knit a few rows on the Adamas shawl, and then cast on a sweater for my niece (finally!). Here's last night's progress:

Sweater Back

It's the "Chunky Zip Up Cardigan" from Knitting for Two by Erika Knight. I'm using Knit Picks Sierra in Wild Rose. I really love this yarn for chunky patterns; it's smooth and soft. I'd like to have the sweater done before this weekend's "family vacation" (i.e., trip to the zoo and casino), but that's not an entirely reasonable goal, since it's the first week of classes.

Looking at other lofty goals, I signed up for the Harlot's 2006 Knitting Olympics. Crazy, I know. I've been promising Heather a cardigan for awhile. She gave me a scarf yesterday that she's been working on for awhile, and it's really soft and warm and I love it, so I decided that for the Olympics, I'd challenge myself to finish her cardigan in 16 days.

I'm going to use a pattern from the last Family Circle Easy Knitting. It's the blue and white one under "Powder Blue." Here's a close up of the cables.

Cable Detail

I think it'll be fun, and I think I could potentially finish. I really want a challenge, though, so I set the bar pretty high. I'm hoping I can finish and not fail my classes, etc. We'll see.

In other news, I'd like to thank my secret pal for her comments! They made my day!


Blogger Alison said...

Love the moebius! The colors are beautiful. I do things like randomly change and not quite finish patterns all the time, sometimes with good results, sometimes with not so good results. The other night I finished a wrap/scarf type thing that is either too short or too wide . . . I'm hoping that I can stretch it out a little bit when I block it.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Love the Moebius Shawl! The yarn really makes it special. I know you will enjoy wearing it. Leaving off the last rows so you will have enough for a hat is a good idea.

9:32 AM  

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