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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Still knitting

So you must be wondering, am I still knitting at all. Yes, I am, just very very slowly. To prove to you that I am still a knitter, this post will be all about my current knitting projects.

I was at the yarn store the other day when I came across the new Classic Elite Yarn: Classic Silk. I don't know why but everytime I see this yarn, I am drawn to it. It's not shiny or anything but I just like it. Maybe it's the word 'SILK' that does the trick. Or maybe it's the color of the yarn. Anyway, seeing it this time, I just want to buy it! Despite the fact that I already have a mountain of yarns at home that will probably never be knitted up at the rate that I am knitting. Looking at the gauge, I realised that it will be a good substitute for Brown Sheeps Company Cotton Fleece to make Rusted Root (a cute top that I had been eyeing for a while now). So... what the heck, I bought 5 balls of it and got cracking on Rusted Root once I received the pattern from ZephyrStyle! So here's a progress shot of it. It had since grown by another 10 rows. Agonizingly slow currently cos of the puffy sleeves! More stitches on the needle = slower knitting progress.

I am very into pink and brown right now. I can't wait to finish this asap. All this time-off knitting makes me realise how much I miss it now that I am knitting again. And it's been a long time since I have a FO for myself. Hopefully I will be able to finish this soon!

Next up is the elusive Clapotis that I am making for myself. I think I started it about 2 mths ago and I can't believe 1) I am taking so long with it 2) I haven't taken a single pic for the blog so far. So finally here it is:

I am using Sundara Yarns Aran Silky Merino. If I remember correctly, this color is called Blueberry. I got them while PureKnits was still selling them. The yarn is absolutely delicious and I love the color(mixtures of blues and purples). I hope I will get it done in time for scarf season!

Ms Marigold will be on hold until next Spring/Summer since there is no point to knit something that I can't wear till 5-6mths later. I am thinking that will probably be the fate of my DB Capped Sleeved top as well.

Since it's Autumn now (it is right?), I think it's time for sweater again. It's also time for Christmas knits. Well, I will be knitting for different people this year round and since some of them do read this blog, I will probably not talk so much about the Christmas knits.

So for me, I have a few sweaters in my mind now that I want to start on soon:
  • Completing my Phildar Sweater finally
  • Rogue using Barlett Rangeley 2 Ply
  • Demi using Rowanspun Aran in Midnight
  • Hourglass using Noro Cash Iroha
  • Jemima using Jo Sharp DK Wool in Oriental
  • Rebecca Wide Collar Sweater using Rowan Kid Classic in Feather
Ambitious list, huh? I know. I doubt I will finish half of it but one can always try. Hehe.

While at the yarn store, I also got the latest Rowan 40. I so want to knit this! But I had never done fairisle and the yarn itself would set me back by a hundred bucks...

So are you planning your Fall/Winter knit list yet?



Anonymous Carin said...

Hi Jade,

Can't wait to see you make the ones on your list. Mmm, Demi would be so comfortable to wear.

03 October, 2006 14:11  
Blogger jacqueline said...

ahh you have found my favourite jumper from the latest rowan. how divine is it!

i can't wait to see your progress on these knits.

03 October, 2006 18:50  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I am looking forward to see those WIPs become FOs, especially the clapotis!

03 October, 2006 22:15  
Blogger lomester said...

Is that all you are planning? My list is long and ever growing! :) I wish I was one of those rich people that could just sit at home and knit.

Love the pink too!

05 October, 2006 12:42  
Blogger auntyk said...

I lOVE that pattern! Glad to hear you are doing well and knitting again!!!

06 October, 2006 19:31  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your Rogue! I made one before I figured out what the "gauge swatch" thing means, so it's way too small. Maybe seeing yours will give me the kick I need to make a good one!

13 October, 2006 13:42  

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