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.



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!!

Anonymous 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!