Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Let's talk knitting

I need to get a handle on the number of projects which have been completed but need to be sewn together and blocked.

Should we start with the oldest? Why not

Interweave Knits magazine Square Bodice pullover. I started this in 2008 (wow!) and being my first lace project I struggled with it. The hard part was the shaping which complicates the lace pattern. Now having made some other projects that incorporated lace I was able to finish it.

 In May 2010 I started Meg by Louisa Harding which is an allover lace pattern. This one I put away for a while and I recently finished it. This gets priority so that I can wear this spring.

Next is the Phildar Cowl Neck dress which I started in January 2011. This is the second time I do not put it together in time for the season. I'm determined to sew it up this summer!

Last project I started was Phildar's mock turtleneck dress. I ran out of yarn and found in Ravelry another knitter who had extras of this yarn and was willing to sell it, so I was able to finish it.

What is on my needles now, a triangular shawl from the latest Vogue Knitting issue, number 13. I never knit shawls but this one really called to me. I think it will be beautiful as a summer scarf/shawl.

So there you have it! I hope next time I share knitting with you I will be wearing it! =)


  1. I'd strongly recommend that you learn to knit circularly and stick to patterns knit in one piece. It's not any harder, and it'd avoid this sad display of lovely things left unwearable :-). You're not the only one to dislike seams in knitting, ravelry is literally full of thousands of suitable patterns. And with a little practice you'll be converting the old ones to that method too in no time. Learn to go top-down while you're at it, things will fit better and you won't ever really run out of yarn. This post is really heartbreaking..

  2. Your knitting is absolutely beautiful!! These are definitely garments worth finishing :) I just love the cowl neck dress, the colours are just beautiful! Your work here is so inspiring... thank you for showing these pieces!

  3. OMG those pieces are so amazing. Go, go, go finish one and the rest will come. I also have UFO that have been in my closet for 4 years. I recently took one over. If I finish it, I will tell you.


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