Friday, September 11, 2009

Anticipation

My knit along yarn has landed! And I managed to wait a whole day before I got out the needles and swatched for the Farmers Market Cardi. So far, so good - no adjustments needed.




I love the yarn. It's so smooth and soft. Nice to work - not too slippery even with the bamboo content. It does appear to have different shades of blue like faded jeans. I can't wait to start!

Here's what will keep me honest...


I have finished a picot bind-off over the 500+ stitches along the top of the shawl. Then, to finish off the two shorter (hah!) edges, I'm making a simple gored flounce with 2 increases between yarn overs every other row. There are about 30 of these v-shaped gores on each side. I've got a long way to go - right now I have 13 stitches between and I'm aiming for 29. Then I plan a picot bind-off here, too. No. I have not done the math.

Doubt I'll get any socks knitted in between.

5 comments:

Rudee said...

Fabulous! I love the shawl and can't wait to see it completed. Those bind offs are always more epic than we think they'll be, aren't they?

I love your denim yarn. Your cardi will have a lot of depth.

hip chick said...

Oh that yarn looks delicious! I love that indigo-ish blue color.

Joanna said...

Wow--you knitters just astound me. What a lot of work goes into these projects. How do you find the time? But Stephanie I have to say that I seriously covet the cardigan you're starting, especially in that beautiful denim-like yard. I bet it will become a wardrobe staple. Maybe I should commission one like that from you....?

Stephanie V said...

Rudee, hip - I love the blue, too. It's not always easy to get the color right when you order online. I wasn't disappointed.

Joanna - I'm glad you like the yarn and pattern. I knit for fun - and to keep my hands busy. Let's see how this sweater turns out... then we can talk.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Such pretty colors, and oh that shawl is going to be beautiful!

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