Monday, February 25, 2008

Trying To Be Prolific

This weekend was full of knitting and creating. I had summoned all of my crafting power into my hands in order to finish off as many projects as I could. I was knitting like yarn was endangered. Alas, I didn't finish everything but a lot and I even found time to make some great stitch markers. Check tomorrow's post for pics of the stitch markers individually. Otherwise this would have been a very picture heavy post.



You already know I finished Buttony, and the Brother In Law Hat. I finished the Cycling Aran, zipper and all. I also swatched the Deep V Argyle Vest. I just about finished a scarf I was making to go along with His sweater and hat (I'm trying to use up the remaining 1/2 skein of Malabrigo and 1/2 skein of Blue Sky Alpaca's that I used on the last two projects, otherwise this is entirely to much coordination for me). I started the Oatmeal Jacket from Monkey Suits and I had to keep myself from starting a scarf for my secret swap partner.

Check it out! Here are some progress pics on the Cycling Aran and the finished project:



The zipper took me about an hour to put in. I didn't want to do it by machine and risk puckering or tearing the stitches ragged.



On my previous attempt I had stitched a simple stockinette lining. When I tried the jacket on a male friend, I noticed that the lining didn't stretch like the collar and wouldn't allow the collar to close. I ripped it out and decided to make the lining ribbed like the color to get the same amount of stretch.



Me modeling the finished product with hat.

Kamika

6 comments:

Pajnstl said...

It's so pretty!! you did an amazing job. I'm scared of big projects like your sweater, but you did aGood job on it!!

del said...

Wow, what a sweater! You did an amazing job.

And I've never, ever put a zipper in anything (too scared) so bravo!

Virtuous said...

We were both making stitchmarkers this weekend!! ;op

WOW! You worked that zipper gurl!! The jacket sweater came out really nice!

NikkiJ said...

Alright, haaaay. Looking good. I'm done with my cycling Aran. I loved knitting this but thinking about weaving in the ends and sewing in the zipper are making me tired.

k_purls2 said...

neat! Never heard of a stockinette lining, that's an excellent idea.

AllyB said...

Hey Kamika! Love the Cycling Aran and the stitch markers are ver-y pret-ty. Have a great weekend!