Saturday, May 20, 2006


Hooray! It's complete! I have to say that this was a fun fast knit. If there's anything I didn't enjoy about it, it would have to be the picot edging, which took seeminglt forever to do. I think when I knit this again, I'll leave out the edging - it's pretty, but not worth the work, IMHO. I think I'll make the cast on arm hole part a little tighter too - the holes are almost too big for me. But overall, I'm very happy with the final product.

Now, to pick out the yarn for the next one... :)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Working on Picot Edging

I am *almost* there! Working on the picot edges for the hem. Next are the arms and neckline, and then I can stick a fork in it, cause it'll be done!

Cart Before the Horse

Well, here I am! And here's my finished Tivoli! What's that you say? You mean I was supposed to join the KAL in order to actually knit along with everyone? Oh! I guess I'm going to have to make another one!

I made mine in the suggested Cathay, and would love to try something different this time. Perhaps something that (and this is my ONLY complaint) doesn't crease up around your waistline when you sit down. Keeping that in mind, what are your substitution suggestions? I was thinking Classic Elite Provence (on sale at Webs--whoo-hoo!) or the Cashsoft DK I see below--but that's mostly because of that rockin' color.

More commentary on this knit are over on ye olde blog in the Knits '06 album and in this post.

(PS- A non-knitting friend reading my blog pulled me aside and said, "Hey, I think you should realize that that photograph really calls attention to your boobs. I mean, those needles are pointing straight at them." Um, yeah. I know. But thanks.)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Finished the bust decreases

Eeee! Looks like I'm in the home stretch. With the yoke, bust, and bust decreases done, all I have to focus upon now are the couple rounds of straight knitting, and the increases.

I have encountered one mistake that I've made for this - I completely overlooked the need to do a provisional cast-on. Since this helps out muchly for the picot edging, it's going to make work in this area a little harder later on. I have figured that I should be okay with picking up the stitches on the cast-on row for the neckline and doing the picot edging from there. Any ideas on an easier way to do this would be greatly appreciated though :)

I simply LOVE this yarn and the color. Many many thanks to my coworkers for acting as my support group / color decision makers at the LYS. I imagine that if I keep up at this rate, that I should be done with this at the end of the week. After it's done, I plan to make another one of these - the pattern is simple, glamourous, and fun. Many thanks to Grumperina for this awesome pattern.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Fascinated by the increases

I'm almost done with the increases, and got so intrigued by the raglan edges that I thought I would take a picture (this is the first time I've done a raglan top... Can you tell?).

First Post!

Hey all!

I just joined up a few days ago, after getting my yarn for this wonderful project. For my knit, I'll be using RYC Cashsoft DK:

As you can see, I'm not too far along, but I plan to change that today ;)

If you are interested in buying it, I've found that the cheapest price is at Yarn Market.