Chronicles of Knitterly Misadventures

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February 11, 2009, 12:03 pm
Filed under: Acer Cardigan, Cardigan, Estes Vest, Uncategorized, Vest, wip | Tags: ,

It’s been a while. Let’s play catch up:

The above are, respectively, the Estes Vest from last fall’s issue of Interweave Knits (such a cruel, cruel trick time plays when something that happened nary four months ago is “last year”), and the Acer cardigan, designed by the singularly talented Kristin Kapur of Through the Loops.

Estes, as you can see, is currently going through her second blocking and awaiting the last and final I-Cord, whereas Acer, not so obviously, is awaiting her last row of garter stitch and bind off on her body and a shiny set of sleeves. More to come sooner rather than later, I promise!


First post!

How that distinguishes this from any other post is beyond me. This winter I’ve been juggling the High Neck Cable sweater from Blue Sky Alpacas and the Mrs. Darcy cardigan by Mary Victoria. I made the personal vow to finish anything I started, so I picked up Mrs. D again last night and finished attaching and weaving in the ends of the first sleeve. I swear I remember finishing the second, but I can’t find it anywhere, so now I’m trudging through the first 36 rows of twisted rib. Again.

Here it is one armed, and begging me for a third blocking:

I’m using Rowan’s Yorkshire Aran Tweed in a deep purply plum color. It knits up into a beautiful fabric, but it drives me crazy how extreme the thick-thinness of the yarn is, and it doesn’t feel particularly sturdy. The buttons are also from Rowan- I don’t know the exact serial # anymore, but they’re gold filigree from Jimmy Beans Wool. They look nice, but they’re too small for the buttonholes, so I may need to get a second set when I acquire the shell buttons I need for the two Salinas that have been sitting in my closet.

Next time:

  1. A  finished Mrs. D.
  2. Progress shots of High Neck Cable, v. Frosty
  3. Progress shots of Central Park Hoodie, v. Blizzard

Stay tuned!