Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pictures and a New Project

I've finally gotten around to taking a few pictures of finished projects. The first is a pair of socks for my brother-in-law. He chose the colour of yarn. Now to get my sister's scarf off the needles (not a lot more to knit on that one... should be done this weekend, I hope).

The second picture is of my multi-directional scarf. I signed up for the MD tutorials and am having fun doing them. This scarf was an easy knit and looks neat. I made it from three balls of Noro Silk Garden on 5.5mm needles. The scarf is drapey and cozy and I've worn it a couple of times already.

And then, there's this...

This is the new project part. I'm making a cardigan for myself. Without an official pattern... sort of. I have Ann Budd's "Handy Book of Sweater Patterns" to use as a guideline. I've drawn out a design (which I'll post if you'd like to see it) and I've started the sleeve. I decided to start with the sleeves so that I can see where it comes to under the arm. From that, I can decide how long I want to make the body of the sweater. Does that make sense?

The yarn I'm using is Sirdar's Donegal Tweed DK (45% wool, 25% acrylic, 30% polyester), a yarn I've been eyeing since Art of Yarn first opened. Apparently, it's being discontinued so I figured the time was right to get what I needed while we still have it. I love how it's knitting up.

I'll keep you posted on the progress.

1 comment:

  1. They are discontinuing Donegal Tweed? I bought some last spring for a sweater but have not started it yet! Can't really see the color of yours..but I am sure when it is done whatever you decide will be beautiful!