June 22, 2007

Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Program...

It seems whatever burp that Blogger was having, (in regards to my blog), has ended. I can now post pictures and pictures I shall post!

A sea of yellows, greens and blues:

Yesterday afternoon I took the Pinwheel Sweater, sans sleeves, out of the UFO box and decided it was high time to finish it. After all, Scout is getting bigger and I want her to be able to wear my knitted items more than once in her life time.

It took me about 4-5 hours to do both sleeves and all the weaving of the ends. I ended up running out of one skein of the greens, due to me picking out a sky blue that just didn't work with the color scheme.

Here it is with the hood:

She looks like a nun doesn't she? I couldn't get her to sit with the hood down, so I worked with what I had. The last three rounds of color are knit in garter stitch. And I didn't knit the I-cord looping like the pattern said.

She was quite tired from all that modeling:

elann Pinwheel Sweater

Needles: US 8 and 9 circulars

Yarn: Peruvian Highland Wool in Butter, Teal, Dusty Teal, New Leaf, Summer Sky and Irish Moss, (I used 2 skeins of Dusty Teal)

Mods: I didn't do the I-cord edging, (when I started this, back in September, I had planned on yellows and greens and no borders since we didn't know if Scout would be a girl. If I had to do it again, I would probably make it with the I-cord edge just to try the technique.)

Overall, I liked the pattern though I had a couple rough starts when I first started it. Like I didn't understand the provisional cast on, (for the sleeves). And I had a little bit of a hard time with the increasing, because I really wasn't keeping track of my rows. (My own fault. I learned my lesson, to say the least.) But it's cute. And though it doesn't fit Scout quite yet, I think it will look great when she's ready to walk and talk. And of course, it's nice to have an FO to add to the list.

Right now I'm working on the body of my Rusted Root. I also decided to do the Wicked Sweater, while working on the Cabled Tunic. Plus I need to knit the sleeves to Scout's Debbie Bliss Sweater. I'm slowly but surely getting things done. I'm almost done with the weaving of the ends on the Hogwarts Socks. Next sock I'm just going to weave while I knit. It will save time! I hope.


tiennie said...

Beautiful Scout! Beautiful Sweater!

jillian said...

So cute!!

Meg said...

Ugh you finished yours? Now I REALLY feel like a slacker!! I'll have to finish mine now. But seriously, the colors are great for her, its adorable!