Thursday, April 20, 2006

More than halfway!

I've finished the left front and most of the left sleeve(hopefuly will finish that tonight) The sleeve is pretty straightforward, but the front....a bit tricky adding in the shawl stitches. The right front will certainly be a challenge, since I have to reverse all the shaping and it isn't spelled out for me:-)

Hope to post pics soon- looks lovely so far!

~Rena

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My Back is Done!

I found the shoulder shaping pretty odd.. just casting off? No decreases? I had to read the pattern like.. 3 times to make sure I wasn't missing it.. lol.

Blocking is going to be crucial for this sweater.. I can so tell.. The back of mine looks like a little girl's dress:



My row count ended up being 136.. Quite a few.. but there's plenty of knitting to go.. On to the left front I go!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Progress Update!

Howdie : )

I've been doing some knitting on my TCC so I figured it was time for an update and a picture!




I'm on the last repeat of "curving the cable lines".. and then comes the shoulder shaping. I was unsure the first time about one side of the new stitches. If that makes any sense.. it just looked a little funny when I formed the actual cable after making the stitches on one of the sides... but now that I've done it two more times it doesn't look so bad.

And on another positive note.. I'm more confident now that this sweater is going to fit me how I want it too.. I measured a blazer that I have that is shaped very similar to this sweater and it measures out to the same measurements in the schematic. My actual knitting right now is a tad smaller.. but I accounted for that in my swatch. This yarn grows when it gets wet! (Very good to know beforehand by the way.)

So I'm feeling good about it.. and I think it's looking right so far..

Just moving right a long with it : ) How are you guys doing?