Tuesday, October 17, 2006

You saw my evil twin...

...or evidence of her. I don't know how she got my log-on info and posted all that stuff about my old craft projects. I try to keep that information from her. You know I don't have time to do any of those things!

Right now I am making another
Ciaran sample, which will go to Sarah.

(That's Cascade 220 in color #8010.)








And a men's sweater design that's just writhing with cables! This is Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed in color #126, Highland. It looks a little skinny and drawn up right now, but wait til I'm done.
I am past the middle of the first sleeve. A sleeve and a half or so to go! This is the back--the front has another cable combination. I can show you very soon!


Isn't it funny how hand knitted sweaters are like newborns, emerging from the womb? At first they're all wrinkly and misshapen, and you wonder where is the beautiful new being you envisioned? Then they get all washed up and measured and pampered and most times, are even more beautiful than you dreamed. Hurray for the wet block!

I hope your week is good. Let me hear from ya!

5 comments:

twig said...

Oh that men's sweater design is gorgeous.

Lavendersheep said...

We got your patterns today and I think the new pictures are really awesome. Also the sweater looks really adorable I can't wait to see it in person when you are done =)

Emmalee said...

That new pic of you is precious!!
Wow, that stuff is super old I remember doing a line or two on that red scarf, somthing like 10 YEARS AGO! Hhmmm...Red scarf, I like red. Just sayn' nothing implied. I act like I don't have 5 projects sitting around right now.
P.S. Jeffery Rules!! (regardless of his ugly neck tattoo)

fig said...

"...doing a line or two"? Some may call us addicts, but I wouldn't go as far as to say we "do lines" of knitting. That's funny! Love you, Em.
(and she's talking about Jeffrey on Project Runway...he was my pick!)

Sarah said...

We are so excited your doing that little beauty for us! Thanks Jen!