Friday, October 28, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
ATivoli (or Picovoli?) in Knitpicks Shine
And I knit my little gauge swatch (this is new too, of course I never gauge for things like hats and bags!) I tossed it in the washing machine, and the cotton fibres did "bloom" a bit, but not too much. I'm impressed with this yarn. It's got a lovely feel and sheen, and it held up well through the washing, no pilling or stretching. My gauge was right on the dot, so I ordered my size 4 circ's in the 24" and 16", and I'll get going as soon as they arrive! (I knit the swatch on straights). I haven't decided yet whether I'll do the Tivoli or Picovoli version, right now I'm leaning towards the Picovoli.
I have a question: I've been reading about the need for negative ease with this pattern and the cotton, but the pattern Gumperina recommends for a size 34 already takes this into account, right? I don't need to knit the size 32, because that would actually come out to a size 30. It's a tad confusing, thanks for any help!
Friday, October 14, 2005
tips on blocking?
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
I am using brown sheep company cotton fleece. the yarn store didn't have three skins the same in any of the colors that i liked so i got two skins of a dark teal, and one of bright green. i plan on knitting the top with the teal and then the bottom green. we well see how that works out. .
i also used yarn-overs in place of the knit to front and back increases so that there is a lacy bit at the shoulders.
here is a picture of my progress. sorry for the b ad night photography. hopefully i will have better pictures next time.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
FINISHED! I actually finished the sweater over a week ago, minutes before I had to meet my parents at the airport before we embarked on a trip through New Mexico into Arizona to Phoenix. In this shot, I am proudly wearing Tivoli for the first time. As I mentioned earlier, this yarn had no name or other information because I bought it in a yarn shop in Portugal (and I don't speak Portuguese). My guage was fairly far off, so I knit the smallest size and it came out with the measurements of the next size up. This was definitely a fun, quick knit and I'd love to make another one some time. There are more images on my blog-- click the "Emily" link on the right to visit.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Details on my blog!
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
I really like how it is turning out so far but I have some sweaters that I'm making for my brothers that need to be done ASAP. They needed the needles from my picovoli. I guess it's okay since I won't be wearing this much until next year anyway. It's going to start getting cold here in Nebraska soon.